Concerns regarding the Application of Restrictive “Eligibility” Policies to Individuals Who Need Communication Services and Supports: A Response by the National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities

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Sometimes communication supports and services for school-aged children with extensive disabilities are re-duced over time or removed on the basis of inappropri-ate reasons or eligibility criteria that are flawed. Family members may feel unequipped to argue against the de-cisions that schools or agencies make for their child, and professionals may be in a difficult position to disagree with their administrators. The National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities has written a position statement on these re-strictive eligibility practices. This position statement ad-dresses concerns about inappropriate eligibility criteria and may be used to help individuals, family members, and providers gain access to necessary communication supports and services. © 2003, TASH. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Snell, ME; Caves, K; Mclean, L; Rourk, J; Yoder, D; Mollica, BM; Mirenda, P; Paul-Brown, D; Romski, MA; Sevcik, R

Published Date

  • January 1, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 70 - 78

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2169-2408

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1540-7969

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2511/rpsd.28.2.70

Citation Source

  • Scopus