Last year, FAAST gave away 10-15 switch-controlled toys for children with disabilities. This year, they expect to provide many dozens more toys to kids they serve while decreasing their spending. What’s their secret?
PIAT is training physical and occupational therapists to build fast, affordable seating and other customized solutions–entirely from cardboard–for children ages birth to six.
Essential tools and materials, generously shared by AT in NH Director Therese Willkomm, Ph.D.
Thanks to Kim Lathrop, Administrative Assistant for Ability Tools (the California state Assistive Technology Program), for sharing her experience designing assistive technology (AT) with Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM).
Our hearts go out to the people of Puerto Rico today, as they withstand the impact of Hurricane Maria. Yesterday, AT3 News and Tips received this wonderful story from Maria Miranda, Coordinator of the Puerto Rico Assistive Technology Program (PRATP)
Thanks to Christina Mills of Ability Tools for sharing her experience creating an accessible crib and with what happened when she first posted this article five years ago!
This is where disability networks shine. While the needs are daunting, this collaboration–years in the making–is launching online portals for matching assistive technology and durable medical equipment (DME) needs with the inventories of DME “reuse” programs.