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What is assistive technology?

Assistive technology consists of items, equipment, or product systems, not related to a client's physical health, that are used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of waiver participants, as well as supports to directly assist the participant to select, acquire, and use the technology. Assistive technology is available in the CIIBS and IFS waivers, and includes the following:
(1) The evaluation of the needs of the waiver participant, including a functional evaluation of the participant in the participant'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 participant'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 individuals with disabilities.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030 and 71A.12.120. WSR 20-05-080, § 388-845-0415, filed 2/18/20, effective 3/20/20. Statutory Authority: 2014 c 139, 2014 c 166, 2015 3rd sp.s. c 4, RCW 71A.12.030, and 71A.12.120. WSR 16-17-009, § 388-845-0415, filed 8/4/16, effective 9/4/16. 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.]
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