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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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Children’s Week at the State Capitol

Children’s Week at the State Capitol 

Join thousands of Florida’s families, students, teachers and advocates at the Florida Capitol on January 21-26, 2018 for a celebration of our greatest gifts – our children! Now in its 23 st yea...

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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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FAAST Job Posting

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology, Inc.
Job Description:

 

Job Title:                              FAAST Comptroller

Department:                      State Headquar...

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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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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.