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 provides bank loans on behalf of our Assistive Technology Loan Program (ATLP). To apply visit www.CTtechact.com/loan

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.

Meriden ARC – ATECH Training Center

The ATECH Training Center – Navigating the Journey to Independence for People with Disabilities. ATECH works with member agencies serving individuals with disabilities and works directly with family members charged with caring for individuals with disabilities to support independent living, through Assistive Technology.

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. Their AT inventory can be found at https://ctserc.libguides.com/AT, some of which may be available for loan.

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 at libraryhelp@ctserc.org, or call 860-740-2102.

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.

UCP of Eastern Connecticut – UCP’s ATLAS Center

UCP’s ATLAS Center: Our certified professional staff are skilled in identifying and matching the tools and technology needed to maximize independence for individuals with disabilities. Serving New London and Fairfield counties with Lending and Demo centers in Waterford and Stratford. Items are also available for loan, and financial assistance may be technology purchases. http://ucpect.org/atlas/ or call to make an appointment 860-443-3800 x 111.