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U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

Assistive Technology (Sec. 300.172(d))

Comment: A few commenters requested that the regulations clarify that the "assistive technology programs," referred to in Sec. 300.172(d), are the programs established in each State pursuant to the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended.

Discussion: Section 300.172(d) and section 612(a)(23)(D) of the Act provide that in carrying out the requirements in Sec. 300.172, the SEA, to the maximum extent possible, must work collaboratively with the State agency responsible for assistive technology programs. Section 612(a)(23)(D) of the Act does not refer to any particular assistive technology program. Therefore, we interpret broadly the phrase "State agency responsible for assistive technology programs" to mean the agency determined by the State to be responsible for assistive technology programs, which may include programs established under section 4 of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended.

Changes: None.