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If an assistive technology device is lost or damaged beyond repair, who replaces the device?

Answer: 

If an assistive technology device is necessary for the student's IEP to be implemented, the school district will have to replace a broken device. If the device is broken at home through negligence, the parents could be held responsible for the repair costs. The school district is responsible to arrange for the repair or replacement of assistive technology devices. The district should ensure that proper safeguards are taken to protect the device if the student has a history of losing or damaging assistive technology devices. This would be considered an assistive technology service.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 23, 2014 at 4:00pm.