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Bibliography for funding technology products & services.


Enders, A. (1988, Winter). Does your personal health insurance plan cover assistive technology? Rehabilitation Technology Review, 1, 7.

Insurance policies often offer little or no coverage for rehabilitation technology and services. It suggests that employees request extended coverage in this area from their employers, who should then turn to the insurance companies to investigate the possibilities.

NICHCY (1989). Assistive technology. News Digest, 13.

The 18-page News Digest addresses some of the most important issues related to the use of assistive technology. The Digest contains six articles for parents and teachers on such topics as federal legislation, technology with young children, seeking funding, and being an informed consumer. An up-to-date bibliography and resource list are included. Single copies are available at no charge from NICHCY, P. 0. Box 1492, Washington, D.C. 20013, or call (800) 999-5599.

Prentke Romich Company (1989). Funding devices and services in augmentative and alternative communication. Wooster, Ohio: Author. (chart/poster)

The chart graphically illustrates the route an individual might take to secure funding for augmentative and alternative communication devices. The chart then details sources of funds, including trust funds, fundraisers, service clubs, private corporations, "wishmakers," and public appeals. Available from Prentke Romich Company, 1022 Heyl Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691.

Pressman, H. (1987, October). Funding technology devices: Ways through the maze. Exceptional Parent, 17(7),48-52.

While targeting a particular source for funding, the first step is to seek aid from an advisor who is knowledgeable, and who will be able to answer the many questions that result from the process. The next step requires collecting information, and then choosing a funding source. Once this has been achieved, parents should obtain a professional technology evaluation of the device. The written request should also include documentation that supports the application for which the device will be used. When ready to write the request, using the proper terminology gives the proposal added weight. Throughout the process, parents should seek professional advice and support, and should be willing, if a request for funding is denied, to follow through with an appeal.

Reeb, K. (1989). Assistive financing for assistive devices: Loan guarantees for purchase of products by persons with disabilities. Washington, D.C.: Electronic Industries Foundation, Rehabilitation Engineering Center.

Reeb examines the concept of assistive financing, and discusses model programs around the country that "have pioneered implementation of the concept." Assistive financing, described as "a partnership between a private financial institution and another organization interested in underwriting credit financing to targeted populations," allows the costs and risks of financing to be shared. He provides as an example of this approach, the Mitarai/ Canon Optacon Financing Program, which offers low interest financing for the purchase of the Optacon II. The specific operation of this program is outlined. Finally, Reeb includes some lessons that have been learned from model programs which are applicable in the future. Available from EIF, 1901, Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20006.

Robison, G. (1986, May). Insurance can help pay for adaptive equipment. Exceptional Parent, 16(3), 11-15.

Robison, G., & Robison, A. (1985, Winter). Obtaining insurance funding for your handicapped dependent needs. Communication Outlook, 7(3), 7-8.

Outline a "plan of action" insurance funding for major communication and mobility aids. The first part of the plan includes keeping records of all reports and medical documents that pertain to the desired piece of equipment that might be useful in making a case, as well as notifying the insurance carrier to the intent to obtain equipment. The next step is to obtain recommendations and documentation from local physicians and therapists based on their evaluations; recommendations from independent evaluation centers are noted as essential. Once an evaluation center has recommended equipment, bids must then be obtained from vendors. Finally, with all of the supporting documentation, a claim should be filed with the insurance carrier, preferably with upper-management personnel who are more likely to be familiar with high-tech equipment.
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Title Annotation:8th Annual Computer Technology Directory, 1991
Publication:The Exceptional Parent
Article Type:bibliography
Date:Nov 1, 1990
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