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1 Supporting AT Use in Arizona Schools AzTAP is a program of the Institute for Human Development at Northern Arizona University

2 Historical Perspective: Relationship Building Arizona Department of Education (ADE) had history of contracting for AT related services:  Circa 1990 contract in place with NAU for AT related services for assessments  1997 ADE RFP for AT Training/TA statewide  awarded to nonprofit organization  Since 2000, ADE provided $$ support for AzTAP’s AT Conference  2005 ADE hired its own AT coordinator and decided to EXPAND and bring program back in house  2006 AzTAP was asked to create/manage an AT Loan Library  2007 political winds ADE  new Special Ed leadership, less territoriality, increased collaboration

3 Contract: Interagency Service Agreement Scope of Work Manage the ADE Short term Loan Library  Develop policies and procedures Collaborate with ADE to identify ongoing equipment needs Categorize and store devices Maintain inventory in proper working order Vendor collaboration Data collection and reporting Collaborate with ADE to monitor program outcomes

4 Key Program Elements Eligibility: LEAs, Charter Schools (no private or BIE schools) Fees: None (late fees/repair charges may apply) Device Request Process: in writing via or fax Length of Loan Period: 4 weeks Shipping /Timeframes: ship within 48 hrs. via Fed Ex Website with searchable equipment inventory Vendor Rental Program Support & Assistance for borrowers Collaboration with:  ADE AT Specialists  with AzTAP Device Loan Program

5 Staffing Line Item Budget.10 FTE AzTAP Director 1.0 FTE: Project Coordinator.45 FTE Project Assistant Total Personnel$85,803 Supplies, Materials, AT Purchases & Rentals$36,650 Printing/Reproduction$500 Travel (In-state)$5,800 Travel (Out-of-state)$2,000 Conference Registration$500 Utilities (Telephone)$1,950 Postage$8,500 Total Direct Costs$141,703 Indirect Costs (8%)$11,336 TOTAL $153,039 Project Budget (Year 3 of 5)

6 The Website * Equipment Loan Agreement Form * Loan Request Form * Feedback Form * FAQs *Searchable Equipment Inventory * Access via AzTAP and ADE

7 Data Collection: Quarterly Reports Pre-loan: Loan Request Form Post loan: Borrower Feedback Form Total # of signed Loan Agreements # of LEAs requesting loans # of requests to borrow equipment # of items borrowed % of counties using Loan Library % of devices borrowed by AT category Devices borrowed from AzTAP Device rentals Cost of items purchased, rented, repaired

8 DATA Collection: Borrower Feedback Post Loan Voluntary Quality Improvement Purpose of Loan School Environment Borrower Information (profession/title) Assistance was needed to… I received help from…. The item(s) arrived in working condition If the device did not operate properly, did you request help? I was informed if there was a shipping delay Satisfaction Level with Services Provided Decision made...the AT device will… My next step is to…. Comments

9 For More Information, Contact: Jill Pleasant, MA, OTR/L AzTAP Program Director


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