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Assistive Technology Act
Annual Report to Congress: Fiscal Year 2009-2010

The Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended by Public Law 108-364 (AT Act of 1998, as amended, will be referenced in this report as the AT Act and Act) requires that the Secretary of Education submit to Congress a report on the activities funded under the AT Act. Specifically, the Secretary of Education is required to provide annually to Congress:

  1. A compilation and summary of the information provided by the states1 in annual progress reports to the Department of Education; and
  2. a summary of the state applications and an analysis of the progress of the states in meeting the measurable goals established in state applications under Sec. 4(d)(3) of the AT Act.

This document satisfies this requirement for FY 2009 and FY 2010. Following an overview of the legislation that preceded the AT Act, and description of the amendments made by P. L. 108-364, this report is organized as follows:

Part I Reports on the FY 2009 and FY 2010 performance of State Grant for Assistive Technology Programs as authorized under Sec. 4 of the AT Act.
Part II

Describes the FY 2009 and FY 2010 performance of alternative financing programs (AFP) funded under Title III of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 as in effect prior to the amendments of 2004.

Part III

Describes the FY 2009 and FY 2010 performance of Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT) programs funded under Sec. 5 of the AT Act.

Part IV Appendixes:
Appendix A

Includes a table describing the activities conducted under the State Grant for AT Program during FY 2010.

Appendix B Includes a description of the activities each state planned to carry out over the three-year period from FY 2009 through FY 2011, as of May 2011.
Appendix C Includes a description of the Title III alternative financing programs, as of May 2011.
Appendix D Lists the contact information for State Grant for AT Programs (referred to as statewide AT programs).
Appendix E Lists the contact information for alternative financing programs funded under Title III of the AT Act of 1998.
Appendix F

Lists the contact information for protection and advocacy for AT programs funded under Sec. 5 of the AT Act.


1 For purposes of this report, the term states includes, in addition to each of the 50 states of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, according to the AT Act , Sec. 3(14).

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