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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-407—AUG. 19, 1988

102 STAT. 1047

(E) training or technical assistance for an individual with disabilities, or, where appropriate, the family of an individual with disabilities; and (F) 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 substantially involved in the major life functions of individuals with disabilities. (3) INDIVIDUAL WITH DISABIUTIES.—The term "individual with disabilities" means any individual— (A) who is considered to have a disability or handicap for the purposes of any Federal law other than this Act or for the purposes of the law of the State in which the individual resides; and (B) who is or would be enabled by assistive technology devices or assistive technol(^y services to maintain a level of functioning or to achieve a greater level of functioning in any major life activity. (4) iNSTiTunoN OF HIGHER EDUCATION.—The term "institution of higher education" has the meaning given such term in section 435(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and includes community colleges receiving funding under the Tribally 0)ntrolled Community College Assistance Act of 1978 (25 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). (5) SECRETARY.—The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Education. (6) STATE.—Except as otherwise provided, the term "State" means each of the severgd States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. (7) TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE.—The term "technologyrelated assistance" means functions performed and activities carried out under section 101 that accomplish the purposes described in section 2(b)(l). (8) UNDERSERVED GROUP.—The term "underserved group" means any group of individuals with disabilities who, because of disability, place of residence, gec^aphic location, age, race, sex, or socioeconomic status, have not historically sought, been eligible for, or received technology-related assistance.


(a) GRANTS TO STATES.—The Secretary of Education shall make grants to States in accordance with the provisions of this title to assist States to develop and implement consumer-responsive comprehensive statewide programs of technology-related assistance that accomplish the purposes described in section 2(b)(l)(b) FUNCTIONS OF PROGRAMS.—Any State that receives a grant under this title may accomplish the purposes described in section 2(b)(l) by carrying out any of the following functions: (1) IDENTIFICATION AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT.—Identification of

individuals with disabilities (including individuals from underserved groups) who reside in the State and the conduct of an

29 USC 2211.