31 10, 2022

Holiday Shopping Just Got Smarter!

2022-11-01T08:44:43-04:00October 31st, 2022|Product Spotlight, Smart Home Tech|

Written by Amy Norton, EASTCONN & Arlene Lugo, CTTAP Smart home technology devices make awesome holiday gifts, especially for individuals with disabilities or aging adults who might be looking for ways to enhance access to their home, improve their functioning, and make a real difference in increasing their independence! Here are some of the [...]

28 10, 2022

New Program Alert: Bridging the Digital Divide

2022-10-31T09:32:05-04:00October 28th, 2022|Announcement|

A collaboration between the Department of Aging & Disability Services (ADS) State Unit on Aging & the CT Tech Act Project (CTTAP).  This 2-year pilot program allows us to have a full-time Digital Divide Coordinator (DDC) at two of our community AT Partner agencies: the NEAT Center at Oak Hill & UCP of Eastern [...]

28 10, 2022

8 Ways to Turn a Traditional Home Into A Smart Home

2022-10-31T09:26:55-04:00October 28th, 2022|Product Spotlight, Smart Home Tech|

Written by Pam Fields, ATECH With advancement in technology improving every day, assistive technology keeps getting better and better, providing more seamless integration into our lives. As direct-care givers, what’s the best, and easiest way we can use the new and emerging smart-home devices to assist in providing better care? Even if the current living [...]

28 05, 2021

The Connect to Tech Project Kicks Off!

2021-05-28T07:59:49-04:00May 28th, 2021|Announcement|

By Nicole Natale, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP, Senior Education Specialist, CREC Resource Group The CT Tech Act Project was awarded a grant as part of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center 2020 High Impact Innovative Assistive Technology (HIIAT) grants program. As a result, the CT Tech Act and three assistive technology (AT) [...]

28 05, 2021

Stay Connected Program: Reducing Social Isolation for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities During COVID-19

2021-05-28T07:54:51-04:00May 28th, 2021|AT Success Stories|

By Stacey Fulton, OTR/ATP, EASTCONN As the CT Tech Act Project embraces new grant initiatives, the Stay Connected program has also been in full swing. Stay Connected is a statewide program operated out of the Connecticut Department of Aging and Disability Services in collaboration with the State Unit on Aging and the CT Tech Act [...]

27 05, 2021

Most Requested Devices for Staying Connected in 2020

2021-05-28T07:53:47-04:00May 27th, 2021|AT Devices|

By Kristopher Thompson, BAS, CAPS, Smart Technology Specialist, New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Social isolation is a serious public health problem, and something I have been focused on  during most of my time at NEAT. I have conducted many presentations that showcase how today’s smart technology can combat this problem, but 2020 opened my eyes [...]

17 12, 2020

Samsung Galaxy Has an Instant and Powerful Impact for Stay Connected Program

2020-12-17T11:30:08-05:00December 17th, 2020|AT Success Stories|

by Kristopher Thompson, NEAT, Smart Technology Specialist A few weeks ago, Independence Northwest reached out to me with an urgent referral for the “Stay Connected” program. The referral was for a woman who, like many facing social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, lived alone and had mobility challenges that prevented her from getting out to [...]

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