CTTAP Partner Agencies

Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)

Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) provides training and professional development to educators who work with students with disabilities on Assistive Technology devices and services in partnership with the Connecticut Tech Act Project. Additionally, CREC offers short term AT device loans to educators in their AT Consortium. Visit their website at www.crec.org to learn more.

Berkshire Bank

The Berkshire Bank helps to operate the Assistive Technology Loan Program (ATLP) for the Connecticut Tech Act Project.

Access Independence

Access Independence is one of five Independent Living Centers in Connecticut. Access Independence has entered into partnership with the CT Tech Act Project and the NEAT Marketplace to operate a satellite Equipment Recycling Center and Assistive Technology Demonstration Center at their location in Stratford. Visit their website at www.accessinct.org or call (203) 378-6977.

EASTCONN

EASTCONN provides training and professional development to educators who work with students with disabilities on Assistive Technology devices and services in partnership with the Connecticut Tech Act Project. Additionally, EASTCONN offers an AT Demonstration Center and Lending Library to their AT Consortium members. For more information visit their website.

The Eastern CT Assistive Technology Center

The Eastern CT Assistive Technology Center is an AT Demonstration Center with a variety of AT devices and equipment on display to help individuals with disabilities, employers and others see how barriers (specifically in the workplace) can be reduced or removed through AT. ECAT is located at Windham Regional Community Council, 872 Main St., Willimantic, CT 860-423-4534.

The New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center

The New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center is a program of Oak Hill, where one can go to try out Assistive Technology devices, participate in AT device demonstrations, or Lending Library, donate used equipment or buy AT devices. To find out more about NEAT, visit their website at www.neatmarketplace.org or call 866-526-4492.

SERC

The State Education Resource Center (SERC) offers families and educators a place to see the display of low-, mid- and high-tech AT devices, try them out, and learn about the latest research and trends in the field of assistive technology at their new SERC Library’s Assistive Technology Corner.

In addition to demonstrating the use of the devices, SERC staff can provide information on how to create low-tech AT using everyday materials as well as the importance of AT in accessing, participating in, and progressing in the general education curriculum. Educators can also reserve the space to conduct AT assessments and use the available AT devices for trials.

For more information and to make appointments for demonstrations of AT, please contact the SERC Library atlibrary@ctserc.org, or call 860-632-1485 x4.

Southern CT State University

Southern CT State University partners with the Connecticut Tech Act Project to provide Computer Loans with adaptive software to students with disabilities at 3 universities in Connecticut (ECSU, SCSU and WCSU). They also provide Computer Loans with adaptive software to high schools throughout Connecticut to allow students with disabilities the opportunity to have a trial with the device and software to help school purchase the appropriate accommodations for their students. Visit their website www.southernct.edu/adaptive_tech/catlab/ or call 203-392-5799.

Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging

Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging – WCAAA offers an AT Demonstration and Recycling Center in the western region. The mission of the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, Inc., an Aging and Disability Resource Center, is to manage and provide comprehensive services for seniors, caregivers and individuals with disabilities through person-centered planning in order to maintain their independence and quality of life. To arrange an appointment for an AT demonstration call 203-757-5449.