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PUBLIC LAW 101-496—OCT. 31, 1990 104 STAT. 1193 (11) in paragraph (22), by inserting at the end thereof the following new sentence: "Such term includes assistive technology devices and assistive technology service."; and (12) by inserting at the end thereof the following new paragraphs: "(24) The term 'family support service' means services, supports, and other assistance provided to families with members with developmental disabilities, that are designed to— "(A) strengthen the family's role as primary caregiver, "(B) prevent inappropriate out of the home placement and maintain family unity, and "(C) reunite families with members who have been placed out of the home. Such term includes respite care, assistive technology, personal assistance, parent training and counseling, support for elderly parents, vehicular and home modifications, and assistance with extraordinary expenses associated with the needs of the person with a developmental disability. "(25) The term 'individual supports' means services, supports, and other assistance that enable persons with developmental disabilities to be independent, productive, and integrated into their communities, and that are designed to— "(A) enable the person to control his or her environment, permitting the most independent life possible, "(B) prevent placement into a more restrictive living arrangement than is necessary, and "(C) enable the person to live, learn, work, and enjoy life in the community. Such term includes personal assistance services, assistive technology, vehicular and home modifications, support at work, and transportation. "(26) The term 'community supports' means providing activities, services, supports, and other assistance to persons with developmental disabilities, and the families and communities of such persons, that are designed to— "(A) assist neighborhoods and communities to be more responsive to the needs of persons with developmental disabilities and their families, "(B) develop local networks which can provide informal support, and '(C) make communities accessible and enable communities to offer their resources and opportunities to persons with developmental disabilities and their families. Such term includes community education, personal assistance services, vehicular and home modifications, support at work, and transportation. "(27) The term 'system coordination and community education activities' means activities that— "(A) eliminate barriers to access and eligibility for services, supports, and other assistance, "(B) enhance systems design and integration including the encouragement of the creation of local case management and information and referral statewide systems, and "(C) enhance individual, family and citizen participation and involvement. "(28) The term 'assistive technology device' means any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired