Assistive Technology

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AbleData provides information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment.

Adirondack Regional Technology Center
Counties Served: St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton & Essex

Center on Technology and Disability
The Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD) is a resource designed to support organizations and programs that work with families of children and youth with disabilities. FCTD offers a range of information and services on the subject of assistive and instructional t instructional technology resources of interest to families of children with disabilities. The website offers access to fact sheets, Power Point presentations, monthly newsletters, online discussion and summer institute transcripts, a database of more than 3,500 organizations, a resource review database with hundreds of reviews of AT resources and more. Through the site users can also access FCTD Family Information Guides as well as resources in Spanish.

Recursos en Español

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Closing The Gap
Closing The Gap, Inc. provides assistive technology resources and training opportunities through its bimonthly (print and online) magazine, webinars and annual international conference.

Lets Play Projects
For many young children with disabilities, play is often limited. The Let's Play! Projects provide families with ways to play through the use of assistive technology.

Get ideas and strategies to promote play through better access to play materials. Learn how to use assistive technology to give the children this important access to toys and play. Most solutions focus on "low tech" assistive technology. The projects promote building on what the child can do, and how to create interactive play environments.

The web site has information on selecting toys for play, toys for children with disabilities, adapting toys to make them easier to use, locating specially designed toys as well as other resources to promote play.

Tots n Tech Research Institute
Child and Family Studies Research Program
Tots 'n Tech Research Institute (TnT)
The Tots 'n Tech Research Institute (TnT) mission is to provide up-to-date information and resources about adaptations, including assistive technology, to use with infants and toddlers.

The TnT Helpdesk is designed to help parents easily find resources that may be useful. The best way to start is by thinking about the situations where you need help with assistive technology. Then you can click on one of the four functional areas:
• Communication & Socialization
• Getting Around
• Arms & Hands
• Problem Solving

Or, you can type keywords in the search function (e.g., help with storytime). If you are looking for printable picture resources, click on the picture webliography link.

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