|AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENTS||Offers 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.||Nassau||AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENTS||NASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION|
|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|
|COMFORT AIDS-LENDING OF SICK ROOM AIDS||Provides sick room aids at no cost to client, such as oxygen machines, wheelchairs, commodes and other supplies for all ages and residents of Town of Brookhaven. Additional centers for comfort aids are: Shoreham Recreation Center, Defense Hill Road, Shoreham, 744-2601, and New Village Recreation Center, Hawkins and Wireless Roads, contact 732-2338.||Suffolk||DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND SPORTS AND CULTURAL RESOURCES||TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN|
|GUIDE DOG SERVICES||Trains and provides guide dogs to people who are blind or visually impaired. Each person must complete a 25 day in-residence training program at the Foundation. Each graduate receives a dog, its equipment, a comprehensive training program and after-care services without charge.||Suffolk||GUIDE DOG SERVICES||GUIDE DOG FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND, INC.|
|HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT PROGRAM||Lends hospital equipment, i.e. hospital beds, wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, commodes, canes and other sick room supplies free of charge to residents of Sayville, West Sayville, Oakdale, Bohemia, Holbrook, and Bayport.||Suffolk||HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT PROGRAM||SAYVILLE CABINET FOR THE SICK|
|LOAN CLOSET||Provides a wide range of durable medical equipment free of charge to people with neuromuscular diseases and are also registered with the Association.||Nassau||LOAN CLOSET||MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION/NASSAU COUNTY|
|PATRIOT MOBILITY INC.||Rents, sells, repairs and installs new and used mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, scooters, ramps, stair, patient and pool lifts and medical equipment to individuals on Long Island and the tri-state area. Offers the services of a certified aging-in-place specialist to assist with an evaluation of the individuals's living situation, recommendation of medical equipment and mobility products and provides information on assisted living and senior care services.
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|ST. PHILIP NERI PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY||As a Parish Social Ministry Center, provides a variety of concrete emergency services, such as transportation to medical appointments and food shopping, procurement of financial advice and assistance, guidance when seeking help from social agencies, addresses emergency needs for food and school supplies, and lending medical equipment such as wheelchairs. crutches and walkers.||Suffolk||ST. PHILIP NERI PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY||ST. PHILIP NERI PARISH|
|THREE VILLAGE SOCIETY FOR LENDING AIDS TO THE SICK, INC.||Community based service group which lends sick room equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, bath seats, commodes, bedside tables, etc, to residents of the Three Village School District. Contact is made by phone and answering machine.||Suffolk||THREE VILLAGE SOCIETY FOR LENDING AIDS TO THE SICK, INC.||THREE VILLAGE SOCIETY FOR LENDING AIDS TO THE SICK, INC.|
|VISION SERVICES||Provides services for students attending local district programs who are visually impaired or blind. These include Assistive Technology Assessments and Orientation and Mobility Training. Assistive Technology Assessments are used to determine the appropriate assistive devices and/or educational technology needed to facilitate a student's learning in his/her current educational setting. Orientation and Mobility Training is provided for an individual student at the request of the local school district. This training assists students in traveling safely, efficiently and confidently in a variety of environments and develops independence and self-esteem. Individualized training is based on a student's cognitive and motor ability and geared to his or her specific vision deficit. Specialized services include: sensory and concept development with formal orientation and mobility training for younger students, training in the use of residual vision in conjunction auditory and tactual skills for partially sighted students training in street crossing and the use of public transportation for students who demonstrate age-appropriate concepts and cognitive ability and training for students who are totally blind through the use of the long cane and sight guide techniques. Call for more detailed information.
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