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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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Tips for Buying Toys

Toy Buying Tips for Parents and Caregivers of Children with Special Needs

Prepared by the National Lekotek Center

Selecting a toy for a child with special needs can be overwhelming. That is why Toys“R”Us has worked for more than two decades with the National Lekotek Center to de...

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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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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.