Assistive Technology Equipment

Taxonomy Code: LH-0600

Programs that pay for or provide equipment, appliances and assistive aids that enable people, including those who have physical or sensory limitations, to increase their mobility and/or ability to communicate and live more comfortably.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
ASSISTIVE DEVICES DEMONSTRATION CENTERProvides one-on-one consultations and hands-on opportunity dealing with listening and alerting devices. Recommendations all made to sources for acquisitions of these devises. Demonstrations are offered to adult serving hearing impaired clients.NassauASSISTIVE DEVICES DEMONSTRATION CENTERHEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA/SOUTH NASSAU CHAPTER
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGYServes as the coordinator for environmental and vehicle modifications to allow individuals with developmental disabilities to remain at home or in the community.ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGYSICK KIDS NEED INVOLVED PEOPLE OF NEW YORK, INC.
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY GRANTAllows families in Nassau and Suffolk Counties who participate in an approved Medicaid waiver program the opportunity to receive state funded financial assistance to make their home handicapped accessible. Provides adaptive devices for individuals with developmental disabilities. Call for further information.SuffolkASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY GRANTANGELA'S HOUSE
AUGMENTATIVE AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGYAssists in the identification of students in need of augmentative communication intervention services. They will conduct comprehensive augmentative communication evaluations on students presenting with severe communication impairments, provide consultation/support services for all staff working with students who utilize augmentative communication aids, techniques and strategies and conduct individual and/or small group trainings related to the use of specific augmentative communication aids, technique and strategies. The Assistive program evaluates a student's ability to access the curriculum depending on his/her disability. Evaluators collaborate with the educational team to identify software programs and/or adaptive equipment to enable the student to access the curriculum as independently as possible. They will provide training/consultations to students, staff and family in the use and implementations of the recommended adaptive equipment and/or software. Also equipment orders are placed for the component school districts upon request. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkAUGMENTATIVE AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGYEASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENTSOffers evaluations which are conducted by a Speech-Language Pathologist to determine an appropriate strategy to enhance a student’s overall communication skills enabling them to effectively participate within all environments. AAC may be appropriate for students who are non-verbal, have poor speech intelligibility, or may need visual cues to assist with verbalizations. An evaluation consists of: obtaining thorough descriptions of the student’s current communication status from team members; programming and customizing devices and systems to meet the student’s needs; authentic assessment of the student within the educational setting; and presentation of various lite and high technology devices and strategies/techniques. Upon completion, a comprehensive report with recommendations is forwarded to the school district. Nassau BOCES offers follow up training for staff and families to facilitate use of the suggested AAC system/device to develop communication skills. Assistive Technology may be beneficial to students who have physical, orthopedic or learning disabilities allowing them to more fully participate in their academic environment. AT encompasses various low and/or high tech equipment such as adapted writing devices, alternative keyboards, portable word processors, switches, text scanning software, text to speech software, etc. The AT evaluator assesses the student’s cognitive ability, readiness for computer use, appropriate access method and positioning concerns. The evaluator then identifies equipment that will help the student better participate in the academic environment. The evaluation is conducted in the student’s educational setting and involves trials with a variety of equipment. A comprehensive Assistive Technology Evaluation report is generated and sent to the District Representative. Following an evaluation, staff training is available on recommended equipment and/or software. Call for more detailed information.NassauAUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENTSNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION LABORATORYProvides evaluation and training for individuals (children and adults) who are unable to use speech as a primary means of communication to help express their needs, wants, ideas and maintain control of their lives. This program is available for children and adults with disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Disabilities, Autism spectrum, Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS), Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, traumatic brain injury, impairment from a stroke or throat surgery, using variety of technology as well as state of the art equipment.NassauAUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION LABORATORYCP NASSAU
CENTER FOR REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGY (CRT)Provides technology for people with physical disabilities which includes augmentative/alternative communication to assist those who are unable to communicate via speech; computer access; environmental controls to learn new approaches to everyday tasks such as turning on household appliances; and seating and wheeled mobility which provides wheelchairs and customized seating/positioning systems. Also offers clinical evaluations, information services, inpatient and outpatient services and technology evaluations in the hospital's smart apartment, which is a model home equipped with an array of assistive technology devices,CENTER FOR REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGY (CRT)HELEN HAYES HOSPITAL
CLINICAL SERVICESProvides the following clinical services; occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, audiology, alternative augmentative communication devices, seating and mobility clinic, orthotics, hand splints, computer technology and traid. Call for more information.NassauCLINICAL SERVICESCP NASSAU
COMPUTER CENTER FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLEOffers non-credit computer classes in a college environment for both beginners and experienced users, using the latest adaptive technology-speech synthesizers, print enlarging devices and braille printers, to help visually impaired people achieve their educational, professional and personal goals. It conducts research to explore innovative ways of using the computer to improve the quality of life for visually impaired people. Call for information.COMPUTER CENTER FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLEBARUCH COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
EQUIPMENT CLINICProvides technological services promoting independent functions including customized seating.SuffolkEQUIPMENT CLINICST. CHARLES HOSPITAL
EQUIPMENT LOANAllows handicapped residents to borrow items such as walkers, cane, wheelchair, and potty wheelchair at no cost. Provides applications to purchase expensive equipment.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES-SERVICES FOR THE DISABLEDTOWN OF BABYLON
EQUIPMENT LOAN FUND FOR THE DISABLEDOffers low interest loans for the purchase of essential equipment necessary for disabled person to overcome barriers to daily living or vocational functioning following rehabilitation. Loans range from $500-$4000 with a repayment period of 2-8 years and the interest rate will vary. Examples of eligible equipment include, but are not limited to, wheelchairs, wheelchair van lifts, ramps, communication devices for hearing impaired/deaf, and prostheses.EQUIPMENT LOAN FUND FOR THE DISABLEDNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
EVERYDAY WISHES PROGRAMUtilizes grants and donations to assist families by paying for medical supplies, equipment and other support services not funded by other means. Call for further information.SuffolkEVERYDAY WISHES PROGRAMANGELA'S HOUSE
LOAN CLOSETProvides a wide range of durable medical equipment free of charge to people with neuromuscular diseases and are also registered with the Association.NassauLOAN CLOSETMUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION/NASSAU COUNTY
READING EQUIPMENT AIDS AND DEVICES ROOMProvides a variety of special aids on display for people with physical, visual, and hearing impairments.SuffolkREADING EQUIPMENT AIDS AND DEVICES ROOMWEST BABYLON PUBLIC LIBRARY

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