Assistive Technology Resources



Assistive Technology Resources. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 defines assistive technology device as "any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability" (IDEA, 1997, 20, USC, Ch. 33, Sec. 1401 [25] US).

For information and more assistive technology resources to meet the needs of students in Grades K-12 click here.

Below is a list of assistive technology resources, including links to learn more on augmentative and alternative communication.

The Family Guide to Assistive Technology is a free comprehensive guide for families who wish to learn more about assistive technology.

AbleData is an excellent source of assistive technology resources and information.

The Alliance for Technology Access or ATA is a network of community-based Resource Centers, Developers, Vendors and Associates dedicated to providing information and support services to children and adults with disabilities, and increasing their use of standard, assistive, and information technologies. ATA Members can be found all across the country.

National Organization Caring for Kids works to provide augmentative and alternative communications (AAC) devices, which are a class of electronic devices and software that serve as a substitute for the human voice, for those who do not qualify or who do not have access to funding sources for AAC.

National Lekotek Center's Toy Resource Helpline
(800) 366-7529 (V)
(800) 573-4446 (TTY)

Georgia Tech Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA)
(800) 726-9119


Augmentative and
Alternative Communication

Did you know...?

Eight in 1000 or over two million Americans have a severe speech disability. Yet only five percent use an augmentative and alternative communication device to help them communicate.

The Communication Aid Manufacturers Association or CAMA is a nonprofit organization of top manufacturers of augmentative and alternative communication software/hardware, assistive technology resources, providing links and listing of regional workshops.

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Communication Enhancement or RERC is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Their goal is to improve technologies that further the development of communication, language, natural speech, discourse skills, and literacy of persons with significant communication disorders.

United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication or USSAAC is the only national association specially designed to address the needs of persons who are either severely speech impaired or unable to speak. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) refers to methods of communication that enhance (augment) or replace (alternative) conventional forms of expression.

International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication or ISAAC has chapters in 15 countries promoting the best possible communication for people with complex communication needs.


State Listing for Assistive Technology
Resources & Technology
Assistance Projects

Below is a state and U.S. Territories listing of Technology Assistance Projects which provide up-to-date information, and assistive technology resources in that state. Some projects offer lists of available funding resources.

Alabama
Statewide Technology Access and Response (STAR) System for Alabamians with Disabilities
Alabama Departtment of Rehabilitation Services
2125 East South Blvd
PO Box 20752
Montgomery, AL 36120-0752
(800)782-7656 (Alabama only); (334) 613-3480
(334)613-3519
(334)613-3485 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.rehab.state.al.us/star

Alaska
Alaska Assistive Technology Project
Department of Education
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Assistive Technologies of Alaska
1016 West 6th Street, Suite 205
Anchorage, AK 99501
(800) 478-4378 (Alaska only); (907)269-3570
(800) 898-0138 (Alaska only); (907)563-0153
(907) 269-3632 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.labor.state.ak.us/at/index.htm

American Samoa
American Samoa Assistive Technology Service (ASATS) Project
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
011-684-699-1529
011-684-699-1376 (Fax)
Send E-mail

Arizona
Arizona Technology Access Program (AzTAP)
Northern Arizona University
4105 N 20th Street, Suite 260
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(800) 477-9921 (Arizona only); (602) 728-9534
(602) 728-9353 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.nau.edu/ihd/aztap/

Arkansas
Arkansas Increasing Capabilities Access Network (ICAN)
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
2201 Brookwood Drive, Suite 117
Little Rock, AR 72202
(800) 828-2799 (Arkansas only); (501) 666-8868
(501) 666-5319 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.arkansas-ican.org

California
California Assistive Technology System (CATS)
Department of Rehabilitation
PO Box 944222
Sacramento, CA 94244-2220
(916) 263-8687
(916) 263-8683 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.atnet.org

Colorado
Colorado Assistive Technology Project
1919 Ogden Street
Denver, CO 80218
(800) 255-3477 (Colorado only); (303) 864-5100
(303) 864-5119 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.uchsc.edu/atp/

Connecticut
Connecticut Assistive Technology Program
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
25 Sigourney Street, 11th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
(800) 537-2549 (Connecticut only); (860) 424-4881
(860) 424-4850 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.cttechact.com/

Delaware
Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (DATI)
Center for Applied Science and Engineering
University of Delaware/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children
1600 Rockland Road, Room 154
PO Box 269
Wilmington, DE 19899-0269
(800) 870-DATI (Delaware only)
(302) 651-6790
(302) 651-6793 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.asel.udel.edu/dati/

District of Columbia
University Legal Services Assistive Technology Program for the District of Columbia
300 I Street, NE Suite 202
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 547-0198
(202) 645-2662 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.atpdc.org

Florida
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST)
325 John Knox Road, Bldg. B
Tallahassee, FL 32303
(888) 788-9216 (Florida information and referral only)
(850) 487-3278 (850) 487-2805 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.faast.org

Georgia
Tools for Life
Department of Labor
Vocational Rehabilitation Program
1700 Century Circle B-4
Atlanta, GA 30345
(800) 497-8665 (Georgia only); (404) 657-3084
(404) 657-3086 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.gatfl.org/.

Guam
Guam System for Assistive Technology (GSAT)
University of Guam
University Affiliated Program on Developmental Disabilities
303 University Drive, House #19 Dean's Circle
Mangilao, GU 96923
011-671-735-2493
011-671-734-5709 (Fax)
Send E-mail

Hawaii
Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii (ATRC)
414 Kuwili Street, Suite 104
Honolulu, HI 96817
(800) 645-3007 (Hawaii only); (808) 532-7110
(808) 532-7120 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.atrc.org

Idaho
Idaho Assistive Technology Project
Idaho Center on Developmental Disabilities
University of Idaho
129 West Third Street
Moscow, ID 83844-4401
(800) 432-8324 (Idaho only); (208) 885-3559
(208) 885-3628 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.ets.uidaho.edu/idatech/

Illinois
Illinois Assistive Technology Project
1 W. Old State Capital Plaza, Suite 100
Springfield, IL 62701
(800) 852-5110 (Illinois only)
(217) 522-7985
(217) 522-8067 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.iltech.org

Indiana
ATTAIN: Assistive Technology Through Action in Indiana
2346 South Lynhurst Drive
Airport Office Centre Suite 507
Indianapolis, IN 46241
(800) 528-8246 (Indiana only); (317) 486-8808
(317) 486-8809 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.attaininc.org

Iowa
Iowa Program for Assistive Technology
University of Iowa, University Hospital School
100 Hawkins Drive, Room S295
Iowa City, IA 52242-1011
(800) 331-3027; (319) 356-0550
(319) 356-8284 (Fax)
Send E-mail
http://www.iowaat.org

Kansas
Assistive Technology for Kansans
University of Kansas
University Affiliated Program at Parsons Assistive Technology Center
2601 Gabriel
Parsons, KS 67357
(800) 526-3648 (Kansas only); (316) 421-8367
(316) 421-0954 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.atk.ku.edu/

Kentucky
Kentucky Assistive Technology Service (KATS) Network
Kentucky Department for the Blind
KATS Network Coordinating Center
8412 Westport Road
Louisville, KY 40242
(800) 327-5287 (Kentucky only); (502) 327-0022
(502) 327-9974 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.katsnet.org

Louisiana
Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network (LATAN)
PO Box 14115
3042 Old Forge Road, Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA 70898-4115
(800) 270-6185 (Louisiana only); (225) 925-9500
(225) 925-9560 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.latan.org

Maine
Maine Consumer Information and Technology Training Exchange (Maine CITE)
University of Maine System Network
46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 621-3195
(207) 621-3193 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.mainecite.org

Maryland
Maryland Technology Assistance Program (MTAP)
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218-1696
(800) 832-4827 (Maryland only); (410) 554-9230
(410) 554-9237 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.mdtap.org

Massachusetts
MATP Center
Children's Hospital
1295 Boylston Street, Suite 310
Boston, MA 02215
(800) 848-8867 (Massachusetts only)
(617) 355-7153
(617) 355-6345 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.matp.org

Michigan
Michigan Assistive Technology Project
740 West Lake Lansing Road, Suite 400
Lansing, MI 48823
(800) 760-4600; (517) 333-2477
(517) 333-2677 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.copower.org

Minnesota
System of Technology to Achieve Results (STAR)
Governor's Advisory Council on Technology for People with Disabilities
309 Administration Building
50 Sherburne Ave
St Paul, MN 55155
(800) 657-3862 (Minnesota only); (651) 296-2771
(651) 282-6671 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.admin.state.mn.us/assistivetechnology/

Mississippi
Project START - Success Through Assistive/Rehabilitative Technology
Department of Rehabilitation Services
PO Box 1698
Jackson, MS 39215
(800) 852-8328 (Mississippi only); (601) 987-4872
(601) 364-2349 (Fax)
Send E-mail

Missouri
Missouri Assistive Technology Project
Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
4731 South Cochise, Suite 114
Independence, MO 64055-6975
(800) 647-8557 (Missouri only); (816) 373-5193
(816) 373-9314 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.dolir.state.mo.us/matp/

Montana
MonTECH
Rural Institute on Disabilities
The University of Montana
634 Eddy Avenue
Missoula, MT 59812
(800) 732-0323 (Montana only); (406) 243-5676
(406) 243-4730 (Fax)
Send E-mail
http://montech.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/

Nebraska
Nebraska Assistive Technology Partnership
5143 South 48th Street, Suite C
Lincoln, NE 68516-2204
(888) 806-6287 (Nebraska only); (402) 471-0734
(402) 471-6052 (Fax)
Send E-mail
http://www.atp.ne.gov

Nevada
Nevada Assistive Technology Collaborative
Rehabilitation Division
711 South Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89710
(775) 687-4452
(775) 687-3292 (Fax)
Send E-mail
http://detr.state.nv.us/rehab/reh_pgbs.htm#State

New Hampshire
Assistive Technology in New Hampshire (ATinNH)
University of New Hampshire
Institute on Disability/UCE
10 West Edge Drive, Suite 101
Durham, NH 03824
Project Director: Therese Willkomm
Project Coordinator: Sonke Dornblut, M.S.
(603) 224-0630
(800) 238-2048 (In State)
(603) 228-3270 (Fax)
Send E-mail

Assistive Technology in New Hampshire

New Jersey
New Jersey Technology Assistive Resource Program (TARP)
210 South Broad Streed, Third Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608
(800) 342-5832 (New Jersey only); (609) 777-0945
(609) 777-0187 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.icdri.org/legal/NewJersey.htm

New Mexico
New Mexico Technology-Related Assistance Program (NMTAP)
435 Saint Michaels Drive, Building D
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(800) 866-2253; (505) 827-3532
(505) 954-8562 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.nmtap.com

New York
TRAID Project
New York State Commission on Quality of Care
and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
401 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
(800) 522-4369 (voice/TTY/Spanish-New York only)>(518) 388-2892
(518) 388-2890 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.cqcapd.state.ny.us/Asst-Tech-TRAID.htm

North Carolina
North Carolina Assistive Technology Project
North Carolina Department of Human Resources
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
1110 Navaho Drive, Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27609-7322
(919) 850-2787
(919) 850-2792 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.mindspring.com/~ncatp

North Dakota
North Dakota Interagency Program for Assistive Technology (IPAT)
PO Box 743
Cavalier, ND 58220
(800) 265-4728; (701) 265-4807
(701) 265-3150 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.ndipat.org/

Northern Mariana Islands
CNMI System of Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities (STRAID)
CNMI Governor's Developmental Disabilities Council
Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
PO Box 502565
Saipan, MP 96950-2565
011-670-664-7000
011-670-664-7030 (Fax)
Send E-mail

Ohio
Ohio Project on Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals
J.L. Camera Center
2050 Kenny Road, 9th Floor
Columbus, OH 43221
(800) 784-3425 (Ohio only)
(614) 292-2426
(614) 292-5866 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.atohio.org

Oklahoma
Oklahoma ABLE Tech
Oklahoma State University
1514 West Hall of Fame
Stillwater, OK 74078
(800) 257-1705 (Oklahoma only); (405) 744-9748
(405) 744-7670 (Fax)
Send E-mail
http://okabletech.okstate.edu/

Oregon
Technology Access for Life Needs
Oregon Disabilities Commission
3070 Lancaster Drive NE
Salem, OR 97305
(800) 677-7512 (Oregon only); (503) 361-1201
(503) 370-4530 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.taln.org/

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT)
Temple University
Institute on Disabilities/UAP
Ritter Annex, Room 433
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(800) 204-7428 (Pennsylvania only)
(215) 204-9371 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.trcil.org/PIAT.htm

Puerto Rico
Assistive Technology Project at Puerto Rico
Universidad de Puerto Rico
Colegio de Profesiones Relacionados con la Salud
PO Box 365067
San Juan, PR 00936-5067
(787) 764-6035 (888) 633-6035 (in U.S.); (888) 981-6033 (in Puerto Rico only)
(787) 754-8034 (Fax)
Send E-mail
http://pratp.upr.edu/

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Assistive Technology Access Partnership (ATAP)
Rhode Island Department of Human Services
Office of Rehabilitation Services
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI 02903-1898
(800) 916-8324 (Rhode Island only); (401) 421-7005;
(401) 272-7990 (Cambodian); (401) 272-8090 (Spanish)
(401) 421-9259 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.atap.state.ri.us/

South Carolina
South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP)
USC School of Medicine
Center for Disability Resources
Columbia, SC 29208
(800) 922-1107 (South Carolina only); (803) 935-5263
(803) 935-5342 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.sc.edu/scatp/

South Dakota
DakotaLink
1925 Plaza Boulevard
Rapid City, SD 57702
(800) 645-0673 (South Dakota only); (605) 394-1876
Send E-mail
http://dakotalink.tie.net/

Tennessee
Tennessee Technology Access Project
Cordell Hull Bldg, 5th Floor
425 5th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
(800) 732-5059 (Tennessee only); (615) 531-3122
(615) 532-4685 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.state.tn.us/humanserv/rehab/ttap.html

Texas
Texas Assistive Technology Partnership Project
University of Texas at Austin
Texas University Affiliated Program
Austin, TX 78712-1290
(800) 828-7839 (Texas only)
(512) 471-7621
(512) 471-7549 (Fax)
Send E-mail
http://tatp.edb.utexas.edu/

U.S. Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities (TRAID)
University of the Virgin Islands/University Affiliated Program
#2 John Brewer Bay
St. Thomas, VI 00801-0990
(340) 693-1323
(340) 693-1325 (Fax)
Send E-mail
Request a Service Page

Utah
Utah Assistive Technology Program (UATP)
Utah State University
Center for Persons with Disabilities
6588 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-6588
(435) 797-7089
(435) 797-3824
(435) 797-2355 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.uatpat.org

Vermont
Vermont Assistive Technology Project
103 South Main Street
Weeks Building, First Floor
Waterbury, VT 05671-2305
(800) 639-1522 (Vermont only); (802) 241-2620
(802) 241-2174 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.dad.state.vt.us/atp/

Virginia
Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS)
Department of Rehabilitative Services
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
PO Box K-300
Richmond, VA 23288-0300
(800) 435-8490 (Virginia only); (804) 662-9990
(804) 662-9478 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.vats.org

Washington
Washington Assistive Technology Alliance (WATA)
University of Washington
Center for Technology and Disability Studies
CHDD South Building, Room 104
PO Box 357920
Seattle, WA 98195-7920
(800) 841-8345 (Washington only)
(206) 685-4181
(206) 543-4779 (Fax)
Send E-mail
http://wata.org

West Virginia
West Virginia Assistive Technology System (WVATS)
WVUCED
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center
955 Hartman Run Road
Morgantown, WV 26505
(800) 841-8436 (West Virginia only); (304) 293-4692
(304) 293-7294 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.cedwvu.org/programs/wvats/

Wisconsin
WisTech
Wisconsin Assistive Technology Program
Division of Supportive Living
PO Box 7851
1 W Wilson Street, Room 450
Madison, WI 53707
(608) 266-1794
(608) 267-3203 (Fax)
Send E-mail
www.wistech.state.wi.us

Wyoming
Wyoming's New Option in Technology (WYNOT)
University of Wyoming
1465 North 4th Street, Suite 111
Laramie, WY 82072
(800) 861-4312 (Wyoming only); (307) 766-2084
(307) 721-2084 (Fax)
Send E-mail


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