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Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD)

Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT)

Assistive Technology Act of 1998 as amended

This program provides protection and advocacy services to assist individuals of all ages with disabilities in the acquisition, utilization or maintenance of assistive technology services or devices. ACL provides formula grants to Protection and Advocacy agencies established under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act.

Grantees provide information, advocacy, representation, training, technical assistance, and general guidance to increase access to and provision of assistive technology devices and services. The emphasis is on consumer advocacy and capacity-building through protection and advocacy agencies in the states.

Annual Reports

The Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology Program: Annual Report describes the activities of, and outcomes produced by, the PAAT Program during each fiscal year. It uses data collected through a Program Performance Report (PPR) form approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The most recent Annual Report will be posted when it becomes available.


Clare Barnett

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Program Resources

ACL Grant Regulation/Policy

Please note that current PA AT grantees continue to administer their grants under guidance issued by The Department of Education at the time of the grant award. These requirements are reflected in each grantee’s current Administration for Community Living Notice of Award (NOA).

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Last Modified: 7/22/2015