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7 Types of Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the function of individuals with disabilities.

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Photo showing what a visual schedule could look like for a child with autism Assistive Technology for Autism

What is AT? 

According to the United States Assistive Technology Act of 1998, assistive technology (AT) refers to any "product, device, or equipment, whether acquired commercially, modified or customized, that is used to maintain, increase, or improve the functional capabilities of indivi...

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Universal Home Design Tips for All Ages and Abilities Universal Home Design Tips for All Ages and Abilities

Building a home that is easily navigated by a person in a wheelchair to most comes from a basic design of accessibility. There are many things that can make a home accessible. These are just a few of the most basic design elements that should be considered. 

 

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Assistive Technology for Seniors

 

There are many types of Assistive Technology that are used daily that many didn't realize were assistive technology. Seniors are one of the largest populations who use Assistive Technology. Listed below are eight examples of assistive tchnology and their use. 

 

 

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Dare to dream with ABLE United

Did you know there’s a new way for people with disabilities to save money without losing their federal
benefits? It’s called an ABLE United account, and it has already changed the futures of more than 1,000
Floridians by offering them newfound financial stability and independence....

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The RAISE Family Caregivers Act

Family Caregivers across the country are helping parents, spouses, children, and adults with disabilities to live more comfortably and independently. They do so much for their loved ones to be able to live at home with families. They help with things such as preparing meals, handling finances, ma...

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Washington Budget Updates

Washington Budget Updates

Last Monday, President Trump released his Budget Request for FY 2019, which outlined a detailed guide to the budget, tax, and program changes the Administration is seeking for the upcoming fiscal year.  The budget request did not reflect the Bipartisan Budget Agr...

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2018 Florida Conference on Aging

The Florida Council on Aging (FCOA) and the Florida Association of Aging Services Providers (FASP), in partnership with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA), are pleased to announce the 2018 Florida Conference on Aging.

The 2018 Conference will be held August 13-15 at the Marrio...

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HR 620: ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017

This bill would devastate the civil rights of disabled Americans and you need to know about it.

A bill which just passed the House would update the law for disabled Americans for modern times, say Republicans. Democrats say it would set disabled Americans’ civil rights back decades. Here'...

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Disaster Relief AT Emergency Fundraiser

Disaster Relief AT Emergency Fund - Assistive Technology enables people with disabilities to have greater control over their own lives. Now that Hurricane Irma has passed and people are heading home, they are finding that their assistive equipment has been lost, damaged, and even destroyed by the storm. FAAST is working to minimize the financial barriers associated with obtaining assistive devices by providing financial assistance to individuals with disabilities who are under financial hardship and are unable to receive a loan, or utilize insurance to cover the cost of the needed technology. Funds may be used to purchase equipment, adaptive software, pay insurance deductibles and repair equipment.

Please Join with us in helping people get back on track to living independently.