Obtaining Assistive Technology

I just learned about a resource if you have questions about obtaining Assistive Technology.  Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT) – Technical Support Center

They are described as “the technical support center for Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT) projects in the 50 states and 7 territories (6 territories and the Native American project).”

They field inquiries from individuals with disabilities, equipment suppliers, equipment manufacturers, therapists, students, etc., answer questions they already know, and try to help find answers to the questions they don’t know about   They are headquartered in New York and if you are outside New York, they will refer you to the PAAT project in your state (since they may not be familiar with state laws other than NY and their attorneys cannot practice law in any state but New York).

They encourage answering specific questions or raising specific issues. Let me know if you find this to be a helpful resource.  KathyM

 

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