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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Assistive Technology Reimbursement (ATR) Program

Source: Leone Herring, Supervisor, Effective Practices

Intended Audience: Local Education Agency Staff

Date: August 18, 2010

The Office of Special Education is again providing funding for districts to obtain assistive technology required in student IEPs.  Missouri Assistive Technology is administering the program through an application process.

Eligible assistive technology includes adaptive devices and systems necessary for delivering an appropriate educational program for students with disabilities.  The assistive technology must be identified in a student's IEP.  Eligible products must cost $1,000 or more and reimbursement is limited to a maximum of $5,000 per student.

Applications and instructions will be available August 23 on the Missouri Assistive Technology website at http://www.at.mo.gov/.  For specific questions and additional information on this program, contact John Effinger with Missouri Assistive Technology by email at john.effinger@att.net or by phone at 800-647-8557.