School districts must ensure that assistive technology devices or assistive technology services, or both, are made available to a child with a disability if required as a part of the child’s special education, related services or supplementary aids and services.
On a case-by-case basis, the use of school-purchased assistive technology devices in a child’s home or in other settings is required if the child’s IEP team determines that the child needs access to those devices to receive a free appropriate public education.
School district policies govern liability, if any, for the loss or damage of assistive technology devices.
School district policies govern transfer of an assistive technology device when a child with a disability using the device ceases to attend school in the district that purchased the device. “Transfer” means the process by which a school district that has purchased an assistive technology device may sell, lease or loan the device for the continuing use of a child with a disability who is ceasing to attend school in the district.