12 07, 2022

CT Schools Can Transfer Assistive Technology Devices to Graduating Students

2022-07-12T15:43:35-04:00July 12th, 2022|AT Reuse|

Written by Gretchen Knauff, Director, Office of Services for Persons with Disabilities, City of New Haven When children and young adults with disabilities leave a school system there is often a gap in services, especially when they transition from school to the adult service system or higher education opportunities. This gap is really evident for [...]

12 07, 2022

A Booklover’s Story of Finding Her Voice

2022-09-12T11:41:02-04:00July 12th, 2022|AT Success Stories|

Co-authored by Ann Bedard, EASTCONN and Meredith Daggett Sydney Daggett’s early life started in Texas alongside her twin sister, Maddie. Early on, her family noticed Syd was globally delayed. All of the typical milestones that babies and toddlers experience came much later for Sydney. Years of Birth-to-Three services, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech [...]

12 07, 2022

AT Tools Benefit Student with Complex Learning Needs

2022-07-12T08:42:02-04:00July 12th, 2022|AT Success Stories|

by Stacey Fulton, EASTCONN A student diagnosed with Dyslexia, poor phonological awareness, impacted by ADHD and speech apraxia was referred to EASTCONN for an AT evaluation, specifically focused on written expression. (The student was using some tools for accessing text and more recommendations were added for reading as a result of the evaluation.) Her handwriting [...]

12 07, 2022

Supply Chain Challenges, AT3 Center publication

2022-07-12T08:28:48-04:00July 12th, 2022|AT Reuse|

AT Reutilization Programs have never been more important State and Territory Assistive Technology Act Programs face a number of challenges, and two years into the pandemic, supply chain issues have rippled well beyond the ER and personal protective equipment to include non-COVID-related medical supplies. The AT3 Center Issue Brief highlights the work of Assistive Technology [...]

10 12, 2021

Emergency Broadband Benefit becomes a Permanent Program!

2021-12-10T14:31:44-05:00December 10th, 2021|Announcement|

Great news for households who need broadband access in their homes! In the new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed into law on Nov. 15, 2021, the Emergency Broadband Benefit became a permanent program – now called the Affordable Connectivity Program. Households who meet the 200% of poverty level may receive a $30.00 per month [...]

10 12, 2021

Using AT for Everyday Tasks

2021-12-10T14:30:35-05:00December 10th, 2021|General|

Written by Stacey B. Fulton, OTR/L, ATP, CAPS & Carlie Clayton, OTR/L EASTCONN’s Assistive Technology Department teamed up with EASTCONN’s EXCELS program for an all-inclusive Thanksgiving activity! Our team included students, related services (OT/Speech) and a paraprofessional working together with assistive technology to make it possible to create a yummy Thanksgiving treat. In order to [...]

10 12, 2021

How Assistive Technology Can Support Those Experiencing “Long COVID”

2021-12-10T14:15:25-05:00December 10th, 2021|Resource|

Reposted from IL_NET TA, National Technical Assistance Center for Independent Living What Are “Post-COVID Conditions (Long COVID)?” According to the CDC, post-COVID conditions are “a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people can experience four or more weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.” Often referred to as [...]

10 12, 2021

Center for Educational and Assistive Technology Partnering to Expand

2021-12-10T14:04:17-05:00December 10th, 2021|Announcement|

The Center for Educational and Assistive Technology (CEAT) at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) is excited to partner with the Special Education Department and the Assistive Technology Program to increase community partnerships. Bogdan Zamfir, the Director of CEAT, is working with Dr. Lauren Tucker, assistant professor in the Special Education Department and Director of the [...]

27 09, 2021

Movia Robotics Shares a Look into Robot-Assisted Instruction

2021-09-27T12:05:34-04:00September 27th, 2021|Product Spotlight|

Written by Muniba Masood​, Vice President, Movia Robotics Children with autism have always had to change for the world; but now the world is starting to change for them! Devoted to improving the lives of children with autism through Robot-Assisted Instruction, MOVIA Robotics is an innovative tech company that designs products for both the home and [...]

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