Low Incidence Cooperative Agreement
(1) IN GENERAL. In implementing this section, the Secretary supports activities that are consistent with the objectives set out in sub-part (a) and that benefit children with low incidence. (2) AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES. Activities that can be carried out in this subsection include activities such as: (A) preparing people who (i) have received prior training in education areas and other related services; and (ii) to obtain diplomas, certificates or licensing conditions that enable persons with disabilities to assist children with low incidence, to achieve the goals set out in their individual educational programs described in Section 614 (d) or to assist infants and young children with low incidence rates to achieve the results described in their individual family service plans described in Section 636. (B) the provision of staff from different disciplines with interdisciplinary training that will contribute to improving early intervention, education and transition outcomes for children with low incidence. (c) prepare staff for the innovative use and application of technologies, including universally designed technologies, auxiliary equipment and technology support services (i) to improve the learning of low-impact children through early intervention, education and transition services; and (ii) improve communication with parents. (D) staff who provide services to visually impaired or blind children to teach and use Braille writing in the provision of services to these children. (E) prepare staff for qualified educational interpreters, assist low-incidence children, particularly deaf and hard of hearing children in school and school activities, as well as deaf and hard of hearing infants, infants and preschoolers through early intervention and preschool programs. (F) staff preparation that provides services to children with significant cognitive disabilities and children with multiple disabilities.
(G) staff preparation that provides services to children with low incidence and children with low English levels. (3) DEFINITION. In this section, the concept of low-incidence disability (A) refers to visual or hearing impairment or concurrent visual and hearing impairment; (B) significant cognitive impairment; or (C) any disability that requires a small number of people with highly specialized skills and knowledge to enable children with this disability to intervene at an early stage or receive adequate free public education. (4) SELECTION OF RECIPIENTS. When selecting eligible organizations for assistance under this subsection, the Secretary may favour eligible organizations that submit applications that include one or more of the following: (A) A proposal to prepare staff for more than one low-impact disability, such as deafness and blindness. (B) evidence of effective cooperation between an eligible agency and a local education agency, which encourages the recruitment and subsequent engagement of highly qualified staff for children with low incidence.