Regional Demonstration Center: Central Florida
FAAST located at Tampa General Rehabilitation Center
Contact: Nancy Mashberg
Tampa General Rehabilitation Center
6 Tampa General Circle Room 214
Tampa, FL 33606
PH: (813) 844-7591 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (813) 844-7591 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting
TDD: (813) 844-7767 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (813) 844-7767 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: (813) 844-4128
A Benefit for Ronald McDonald House & FAAST Central
Come Out to Support FAAST!
Thursday, December 19, at 8:00 p.m.
New World Brewery in Ybor City
Position Openings at FAAST Central Demonstration Center!
...and there are plenty of assistive technology devices at our Center that can make a difference in safety for seniors and individuals with a disability. Read more...
Ask Robbie, who visited the FAAST Central Regional Demonstration Center following an accident that resulted in a Spinal Cord Injury. Read more...
Many visitors to our Center are falling in love with the features and benefits of the iPad. One of the drawbacks for some, however, has been the built in on-screen keyboard. Read more...
In recognition of SCI Awareness Month, FAAST Central is highlighting a variety of AT devices that can improve quality of life for individuals living with a Spinal Cord Injury. Read more...
If you haven’t visited the FAAST Central Demonstration Center in a while, chances are you’re missing a lot of new assistive technology that can help! Read more...
FAAST Central is combining recognition of Autism Awareness Month and the use of everyday technologies to promote quality of life for those living with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Read more...
We join in celebrating the contributions of caregivers across the country who provide support and comfort to their family members with a disability. Read more...
Annette's Success Story
Annette is a 14 year old girl with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. For years, Annette’s parents have tried to find an efficient computer access method for her. This quest has been made more difficult by the limited assistive technology services available to them. Read More...
A True FAAST Fan
by Judith Schiavo, M.S., CCC-SLP
When we were first introduced to four year old Eli in 2006, he was just beginning to access the adaptive toys and communication devices made available through the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) Central Regional Center Toy Library in Tampa. Eli had initially been diagnosed with severe developmental delay and cortical blindness. His trunk and motor control had been severely affected. At that time, the first device chosen for his use was a “Talking Bubble,” a bright blue dome shaped toy with a diameter of approximately 10 inches. Read More...
Adapted Toy Lending Library
Play serves a critical role in child development, and toys are the child’s tools for learning. Adapted toys make the world of play accessible to children with all disabilities. Families residing in the Central Florida Region can take advantage of our Adaptive Toy Lending Library. A one-year membership will enable a family or non-profit agency the opportunity to use the library on an unlimited basis for a full year. Toys and switches that operate toys can be borrowed on a 30 day trial basis.
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