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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-407—AUG. 19, 1988

102 STAT. 1049

relating to such assistive technology devices and assistive technology services. (12) OTHER FUNCTIONS.—Any other functions the Secretary considers appropriate, (c) AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES.—In carrying out the functions de-

scribed in subsection (b), any State may use amounts made available to the State under a grant under this title for activities including the following: (1) MODEL DELIVERY SYSTEMS.—The State may support model systems for the delivery of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services to individuals with disabilities that if successful could be replicated or made generally applicable. Any such system may include— (A) the purchase, lease, or other acquisition of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services or payment for the provision of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services; (B) the use of counselors, including peer counselors, to assist individuals with disabilities and the families of individuals with disabilities to obtain assistive technology devices and assistive technology services; (C) the involvement of individuals with disabilities or, if appropriate, families or representatives of individuals with disabilities in decisions related to the provision of assistive technology devices and assistive technolc^y services to individuals with disabilities; and (D) the evaluation of the efficacy of the particular model delivery system involved. (2) STATEWIDE NEEDS ASSESSMENT.—The State may conduct a statewide needs assessment, which may be based on existing data and may include— (A) estimates of the numbers of individuals with disabilities within the State, categorized by residence, type and extent of disabilities, age, race, gender, and ethnicity; (B) a d^cription of efforts during the fiscal year ending before the date of the enactment of this Act to provide assistive technol<^y devices and assistive technology services to individual^ with disabilities within the State, including— (i) the number of individuals with disabilities who received appropriate assistive technology devices and assistive technology services; and (ii) a description of the devices and services provided; (C) the number of individuals with disabilities who are in need of assistive technology devices suid assistive technology services, and a description of the devices and services needed; (D) the cost of providing assistive technology devices and assistive technology services to all individuals with disabilities within the State who need such devices and services; (£) a description of State and local public resources and private resources (including insurance) that are available to establish a statewide p r c ^ a m of technology-related assistance for individuals with disabilities; (F) the identification of State and Federal policies that facilitate or interfere with the operation of a statewide program of technology-related assistance;