• Welcome to Specialized Instructional Supports

    Name: Janis Doneski-Nicol
    Title: Specialized Instructional Support Specialist
    Email Address:  jdoneski-nicol@fusd1.org
    Phone number: Pending
    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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