About our Device Loan Program:
FAAST, Inc. provides short-term loans where consumers and professionals throughout the state can borrow Assistive Technology (AT) devices for a period of up to 30 days from their designated Regional Demonstration Centers (RDCs). Device trials may be to assist in decision making, prior to purchase or funding application, or as a loaner device, while equipment is out for repair, or while waiting for funding. Requests for device loans for any other purposes will not be permitted. The loan program is not intended to be a substitute for long-term acquisition of assistive technology equipment.
Some examples of equipment include:
- Augmentative and Alternative (AAC) Mid and High Tech Speech Generating Devices
- Aids for Amplification
- Alternative Keyboard/Mouse options
- Range of Switches for alternative access of computers, speech generating devices or
- Battery operated toys
- Aids for Reading/Literacy /Writing
- Daily Living aids
It is advisable whenever possible to seek a professional evaluation by a certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) before purchasing assistive technology. For more information on the ATP certification process, visit the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) at www.resna.org.
FAAST and its RDCs provide assistive technology to individuals with disabilities of all ages through device lending programs. Periodically, we conduct a needs assessment survey to assist us in continuing to offer effective and responsive assistive technology device loans. Please take a moment to complete this year’s survey!
If you have borrowed a device using the program, please take a moment to complete this brief survey. Your feedback allows us to continue this service.