AT Access and Individuals With Mental Retardation: Documentation of the Need and the Barriers Are there underserved populations relative to assistive technology access? The Arc thinks so, noting that AT is not readily available to individuals with mental retardation due to attitudinal barriers, lack of knowledge and skill among families and professionals, limited human and financial resources, and failure of manufacturers to design ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2000
AT Access and Individuals With Mental Retardation: Documentation of the Need and the Barriers
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  • Beth Mineo Mollica
    Center for Applied Science and Engineering, University of Delaware/duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Articles
Article   |   March 01, 2000
AT Access and Individuals With Mental Retardation: Documentation of the Need and the Barriers
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, March 2000, Vol. 9, 13-14. doi:10.1044/aac9.1.13
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, March 2000, Vol. 9, 13-14. doi:10.1044/aac9.1.13
Acknowledgment
The author gratefully acknowledges the collaborative and financial support for these projects provided by the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services-Division of Mental Retardation, the Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council, and the University of Delaware. Special thanks to Easter Seals of Del-Mar and Joann McCafferty for their efforts in evaluation and information collection.
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