Thursday, May 22, 2014
Assistive Technology Alternative Financing Program
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority under the Assistive Technology Alternative Financing Program. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2014 and later years. This priority is designed to ensure that the Department funds high-quality assistive technology alternative financing programs that meet rigorous standards in order to enable individuals with disabilities to access and acquire assistive technology devices and services necessary to achieve education, community living, and employment goals.
There is an open comment period which ends on June 11th, 2014. It is important to follow the instruction on commenting listed on the Federal Registrar’s site. This is the actual commenting site for other regulations as well: http://www.regulations.gov/#!home
Here is some additional information on the changes: http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2014/05/14/7829734.htm
Please take the time to comment on such a critical topic and potential resource for students who have significant access needs.