IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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amended. Section 303.13(b)(1)(i) provides that an assistive technology device includes equipment or product systems that may need to be modified or customized to meet the specific needs of a particular infant or toddler with a disability. A customized assistive technology device would
include devices that are “specially fit” as well as all
components needed to modify or customize that device for an infant or toddler with a disability.
The definition of assistive technology device in
§303.13(b)(1)(i) states that an assistive technology device
means any “item, piece of equipment, or product system,
whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or
customized.” The language “acquired commercially off the
shelf” in the definition adequately addresses the
commenter’s request that low-tech assistive technology
devices be included in the definition of assistive technology device.
Comment: One commenter did not agree with the language in
§303.13(b)(1)(ii)(E), which provides that an assistive
technology service includes training or technical assistance for an infant or toddler with a disability or,
if appropriate, that child’s family. The commenter
specifically requested that the phrase “if appropriate” be