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WAC 388-845-0415: What is assistive technology?

Published: 2015

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WACs > Title 388 > Chapter 388-845 > Section 388-845-0415



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WAC 388-845-0415

What is assistive technology?

Assistive technology consists of items, equipment, or product systems used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of waiver participants, as well as services to directly assist the participant and caregivers to select, acquire, and use the technology. Assistive technology is available in the CIIBS waiver, and includes the following:
(1) The evaluation of the needs of the waiver participant, including a functional evaluation of the child in the child's customary environment;
(2) Purchasing, leasing, or otherwise providing for the acquisition of assistive technology devices;
(3) Selecting, designing, fitting, customizing, adapting, applying, retaining, repairing, or replacing assistive technology devices;
(4) Coordinating and using other therapies, interventions, or services with assistive technology devices, such as those associated with existing education and rehabilitation plans and programs;
(5) Training or technical assistance for the participant and/or if appropriate, the child's family; and
(6) Training or technical assistance for professionals, including individuals providing education and rehabilitation services, employers, or other individuals who provide services to, employ, or are otherwise involved in the assistive technology related life functions of children with disabilities.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, 2009 c 194, and 2008 c 329 § 205 (1)(i), and Title 71A RCW. WSR 10-22-088, § 388-845-0415, filed 11/1/10, effective 12/2/10.]