Participating Exhibitors

Advanced Wheels: Customers can be assured of personalized service from the Quandt family and Advanced Wheels’ experienced technicians at our single-location shop.

AMDi focuses on the design, engineering, and manufacturing of high-quality and easy-to-use communication devices for special-needs customers in both private and public sector applications, AMDi’s success lies in its commitment to its customers.

Assisted Living: Assisted Living Technologies Inc. has recognized that there are more elderly people living in their homes or community-based settings and an increased need for services and technologies to keep them there safely. Assisted Living Technologies Inc. is the first company of its type in Connecticut – a company that has a sole purpose and product line that utilizes high tech products to promote aging in place.

Baum USA Assistive technology solutions for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Bill Griffin Sales / HIMS HIMS has been a global leader in the development and manufacturing of assistive technology for the blind and visually impaired since 1999. Committed to providing affordable, high-quality products that meet the needs of our customers at work, at school and at home.

Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB): Our vision is a society in which all people who are legally blind or deaf-blind and children who are visually impaired are fully integrated into our schools, communities, and workplaces with equal opportunities and benefits.

Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS): The goal of the Vocational Rehabilitation Program is to assist individuals with significant physical and mental disabilities to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment. Through the provision of individualized services, persons with disabilities who are eligible for vocational rehabilitation are supported in planning for and achieving their job goals.

Capitol Region Education Council (CREC): Every student can and shall learn at high levels and, therefore, must have access to all educational resources within the region through the system of public schools served by CREC. We work with boards of education of the Capitol Region to improve the quality of public education for all learners.

Caption Call Life is Calling. CaptionCall makes it easy to understand every word of every phone call.

Cooperative Educational Services (CES): Our mission is to identify and provide quality educational opportunities for educators, students, families, and communities in coastal Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Crick Software Universal Design for Learning is fundamental to everything we do; we design software for learners of all abilities and with differing educational needs, including struggling readers and writers, students with learning or physical disabilities, and English language learners.

CRIS Radio The Connecticut Radio Information System (CRIS), is Connecticut’s only radio reading service. The programs broadcast on CRIS Radio are available to individuals who, because of vision loss, learning disability or physical handicap, are unable to read printed material and features a wide variety of articles from national and Connecticut newspapers, magazines, book readings and interview programs.

Department of Labor: The Department is committed to protecting and promoting the interests of Connecticut workers. In order to accomplish this in an ever-changing environment, we assist workers and employers to become competitive in the global economy. We take a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of workers and employers, and the other agencies that serve them. We ensure the supply of high-quality integrated services that serve the needs of our customers.

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DHMAS):   Our mission at DMHAS is to improve the quality of life of the people of Connecticut by providing an integrated network of comprehensive, effective and efficient mental health and addiction services that foster self-sufficiency, dignity and respect.

Dynavox: Our technology – developed through clinical research and customer feedback – has helped thousands of individuals that have limited or no speech due to a variety of causes including stroke, autism, CP, ALS or traumatic injury.

EASTCONN: EASTCONN works together with local school districts to ensure that all the children in our region, from preschool through high school, have access to a rich variety of learning opportunities.

Easter Seals of Massachusetts provides services to ensure that children and adults with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.

Enablemart: Enablemart is a world leader in Assistive Technology for those with blindness, low vision, hearing loss, learning disorders and other disabilities. We have been supporting the special needs community for more than a decade by providing all the most demanded learning curriculums.

HandHold Adaptive: Special Education Apps, Research You Can Trust. At HandHold Adaptive, we do more than just release apps — We thoroughly study our apps in U.S. schools and homes. World-class institutions have performed
independent research to make sure our apps function as intended when used by those with autism and their caregivers.

Hudson Seating and Mobility Providing Technology for Independence for over 30 years, Hudson utilizes the latest assistive technology to improve people’s lives through the development of customized wheelchair seating & mobility solutions designed to maximize function, comfort, health and independence.

Humanware USA Focused on enhancing the lives of people with disabilities, HumanWare provides intuitive, intelligent solutions that enable their customers to participate effectively in today’s information intensive and highly mobile society.

I Speak 4 U/Handy Speech Giving a voice to people without one. Handy Speech is assistive speech technology application that supplements or replaces speech for people with spoken language difficulties for iOS.

Learning Ally Making reading accessible for all. Learning Ally’s mission is to promote personal achievement when access and reading are barriers to learning by advancing the use of accessible and effective educational solutions.

Lift and Care Systems caters to residential homes, semi-professional homes (group homes, day programs) and professional (nursing homes, hospitals and schools) institutions, making independent living a reality for many people and to achieve the highest quality of life for both the user and caregiver.

My Place CT: The State of Connecticut is committed to ensuring that our long-term care system gives citizens more choice in how and where they receive health care supports and services. My Place CT is part of that initiative. We’re the one source for everything about care and support in your community.

NEAT Center at Oak Hill: The NEAT Center at Oak Hill enriches lives by enhancing independence and quality of life for people with disabilities including visual impairments. It sets the standard in providing innovative solutions, program excellence, services and advocacy for people with disabilities.

New England ADA provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act to individuals, businesses, and government at the local, state and regional levels.

News2You (n2y): n2y is your home for effective symbol-supported tools and materials for your students with special needs. We develop the special education curriculum, lesson plans, and materials so you can spend your time teaching. We Create.

Office of Protection and Advocacy (P&A): P&A is an independent State agency created to safeguard and advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities in Connecticut. Part of a nationwide network of protection and advocacy systems, the Office operates under both State and federal legislative mandates.

Optelec: Optelec’s mission is simple: “Improving the quality of life for the visually impaired and blind by reaching out with simple and effective solutions.” Optelec is dedicated to making a difference. It is our goal to play an increasing role for those in need coping with vision loss and to spread awareness so that optical, daily living aids, electronic video magnification, and speech solutions are readily available.

Perkins School for the Blind provides education and services for children and adults around the world who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired.

Prentke Romich: Prentke Romich Company (PRC) is a member of a consortium of companies that are pioneers in the field of assistive technology and augmentative communication. These companies bring a broad range of products and services to provide the most comprehensive line of AAC devices in the industry.

Proxtalker Leveraging technology to improve quality of life.

Ride-Away is one of the America’s largest providers of wheelchair vans, vehicle modifications, and adaptive equipment including hand controls, wheelchair and scooter lifts, ramps, raised doors, lowered floors and specialized gas, brake and steering controls. Committed to offering a broad selection of specialized vehicles and services to meet the needs of every customer.

State Education Resource Center (SERC): SERC provides professional development and information dissemination in the latest research and best practices to educators, service providers, and families throughout the state, as well as job-embedded technical assistance and training within schools, programs, and districts.

Southern Connecticut State University, Center for Adaptive Technology:  The Center for Adaptive Technology promotes the benefits of Universal Design for Learning by providing technology and support to all members of the SCSU community, as well as to the community at large. Recognizing the fact that not all students learn the same way, the Center provides multiple approaches to learning and expression through a variety of technology solutions.

TextHELP: TextHELP develops literacy software to help support and improve the lives of people who have difficulty reading and writing. Our goal is to provide technology that enables all learners, from children to adults with learning difficulties, to read, write, study, and communicate with ease and independence.

Vision Dynamics: Vision Dynamics mission is to EMPOWER and INSPIRE people with low vision, blindness, and learning difficulties with the hope, desire and ability to lead happy and independent lives.