Welcome to Assistive Technology

Name: Sean Kugler
Title: Assistive Technology Specialist
Email Address: skugler@fusd1.org
Phone number: 928-527-6144
 
Location:     Christensen Education Complex
                     4000 N. Cummings Street
                     Flagstaff, AZ 86004


Assistive Technology DefinedAssistive Technology

Legal Definition from Arizona Department of Education


Definition of Assistive Technology
The term assistive technology device means any "item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a child with a disability. The term does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted, or the replacement of that device."[20 USCS §1401(1)(2)34 C.F.R. 300.5].

The term assistive technology service refers to any service that directly assists a child with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device. Such term includes the following for a child with a disability:

  • The evaluation of the needs of such child, including a functional evaluation of the child in the child's customary environment;
  • Purchasing, leasing, or otherwise providing for the acquisition of assistive technology devices by children with disabilities;
  • Selecting, designing, fitting, customizing, adapting, applying, maintaining, repairing, or replacing assistive technology devices;
  • Coordinating and using other therapies, interventions, or services with assistive technology devices;
  • Training or technical assistance for a child with a disability, or, if appropriate, the child's family; and
  • Training or technical assistance for professionals, employers, or other individuals who provide services to, employ, or are otherwise substantially involved in the major life functions of that child.



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