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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 1048

PUBLIC LAW 100-407—AUG. 19, 1988 ongoing evaluation of the needs of such individuals for technology-related assistance, which may be based on existing data.

Contracts.

(2) IDENTIFICATION AND COORDINATION OF RESOURCES.—Identi-

fication and coordination of Federal and State policies, resources, and services relating to the provision of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services to individuals with disabilities, including entering into interagency agreements. (3) PROVISION OP ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY DEVICES AND ASSISTIVE

TECHNOLOGY SERVICES.—Provision of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services to individuals with disabilities and payment for the provision of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services. (4)

DISSEMINATION

OF

INFORMATION.—Dissemination

of

information relating to technology-related assistance and sources of funding for assistive technology devices and assistive technology services to individuals with disabilities, the families or representatives of individuals with disabilities, individuals who work for public agencies and private entities that have contact with individuals with disabilities (including insurers), employers, and other appropriate individuals. (5) TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.—Provision of training and technical assistance relating to assistive technology devices and assistive technology services to individuals with disabilities, the families or representatives of individuals with disabilities, individuals who work for public agencies and private entities that have contact with individuals with disabilities (including insurers), employers, and other appropriate individuals. (6) PuBuc AWARENESS PROGRAM.—Conduct of a public awareness prc^ram focusing on the efficacy and availability of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services for individuals with disabilities. (7)

ASSISTANCE

TO

STATEWIDE

AND

COMMUNITY-BASED

ORGANIZATIONS.—Provision of assistance to statewide and community-based organizations or systems that provide assistive technology services to individuals with disabilities. (8) PARTNERSHIPS AND COOPERATIVE INITIATIVES.—Support of

the establishment or continuation of partnerships and cooperative initiatives between the public sector and the private sector to facilitate the development and implementation of a statewide pr(^ram of technology-related assistance for individuals with disabilities. (9) QUALIFICATIONS OF STAFF.—Taking actions to develop standards, or where appropriate, apply existing standards to ensure the availability of qualified personnel. (10) PROGRAM DATA.—Clompilation and evaluation of appropriate data relating to the program. (11) PROCEDURES FOR INVOLVEMENT OF CONCERNED INDIVID-

UALS.—The establishment of procedures providing for the active involvement of individuals with disabilities, the families or representatives of such individuals, and other appropriate individuals in the development and implementation of the program, and for the active involvement, to the maximum extent appropriate, of individuals with disabilities who use assistive technol(^y devices and assistive technolc^y services in decisions