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Useful Resources

To help you track down other useful devices, services, and help obtaining funding for those Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services, we've compiled this list of websites. If you feel something is missing from this list, please let us know via our contact form.



FUNDING INFORMATION

ALS Association National Office (The ALSA website is a component in the delivery of information specific to ALS. Their purpose is to provide accurate and timely information as well as a resource directory pointing to sources of information. Many of the ALS Association Chapters offer assistance with augmentative communication devices through our equipment loan program; provide help in fulfilling the requirements for insurance coverage; and find resources to evaluate a patient�s current and future communication needs by a Speech-Language Pathologist or a professional Augmentative Assistive Technician. Please email them at alsinfo@alsa-national.org, or call 1-800-782-4747 for a referral to a local chapter in your area.)
http://www.alsa.org/

AT Public Funding Source Guide (Compiled by the Rhode Island Disability Law Center)
http://www.techaccess-ri.org/fundintr.htm

AT Funding Resources for School-aged Students
http://jset.unlv.edu/15.4/powerpoint/parettePPT/index.htm

Dreamms for Kids (Facilitating Technology Access for Children with Special Needs)
http://www.dreamms.org/

The DRM WebWatcher (A listing of sites that provide general information on funding assistive technology. In addition, every state has a Technology Assistance (TA) project that provides information about Assistive Technology resources in its state. Web sites for state TA projects are included in The DRM Regional Resources Directory.)
http://www.disabilityresources.org/AT-FUNDING.html

GiveTech.org (GiveTech.org was established to improve the quality of life for these severely physically disabled people. Click on the link for more information on how GiveTech.org can help you obtain funding for your input device.)
http://www.givetech.org/assistance/

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission has earned a national reputation for developing innovative and comprehensive programs that improve the lives of individuals with all types of disabilities. The MRC has been providing vocational rehabilitation, independent living and disability determination services for more than 80 years. For more information on MRC, visit http://www.mass.gov/mrc. For information about the Assistive Technology Loan program, contact Jason Luciano, Easter Seals Massachusetts, at (508) 751-6431, or Karen Langley, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, at (617) 204-3623

Medicare Reimbursement Opportunities We have put together a straight forward procedure on requesting reimbursement for your purchase of a SmartNAV device from your local Durable Medical Equipment Regional Carriers. Please click here to read through the process.

Prentke Romich Company (PRC established its funding department in 1987 to help people with disabilities achieve their potential in educational, vocational and personal pursuits)
http://www.prentrom.com/funding

Resource Guide to Federal Funding for Technology in Education (Intended to provide some of the resources available throughout the Federal government for educational technology.)
http://www.ed.gov/Technology/tec-guid.html

The Travis Roy Foundation (Since 1997 the Travis Roy Foundation has distributed more than $1.3 million in individual grants and to research projects and rehabilitation institutions across North America.)
http://www.travisroyfoundation.org/



OTHER RESOURCES

The ALS Therapy Development Foundation is a nonprofit biotechnology company discovering treatments for patients alive today. Our approach combines the power of a nonprofit mission with the best practices of a for-profit biotechnology company: rigorous, open-minded research and proven drug development techniques.
http://www.als.net/

AT Network(a great repository of information about the tools we use to live)
http://www.atnet.org/

But You Don't Look Sick? (about living life to the fullest with any disability, invisible disease, or chronic pain)
http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/

California Dept of Developmental Services (Services Available For Individuals With Developmental Disabilities)
http://www.dds.ca.gov/rc/RCsvs_home.cfm

Cornucopia Of Disability Information (CODI serves as a community resource for consumers and professionals by providing disability information in a wide variety of areas.)
http://codi.buffalo.edu/assistiv.htm

Council for Disability Rights - Assistive Technology News (Advancing rights and enhancing lives of people with disabilities)
http://disabilityrights.org/newstoc.htm

DisABILITY Information and Resources
http://www.makoa.org/

Electric Wheelchairs and Scooters(a gateway to the wide world of personal transport)
http://www.electric-scooter-wheelchair-lift.com

Employment Opportunities (UK) for people with disabilities.
http://www.opportunities.org.uk/

Family Village (A global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support.)
http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/at/funding-at.html

National Clearinghouse of Rehab Training Materials (Provides a wide variety of disability related training resources and provides reference and research services)
http://www.nchrtm.okstate.edu/

National Easter Seal Society (Helping children and adults with disabilities. Easter Seals services are comprehensive and individualized to meet each client's needs, family-focused to meet each family member's concerns, outcome-oriented with a goal of enhanced independence, and cost-effective benefiting from public support.)
http://www.easterseals.com/

National Spinal Cord Association (The mission of The National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) is to educate, and empower survivors of spinal cord injury and disease through our toll-free help-line, nationwide chapters and support groups to achieve and maintain higher levels of independence.)
http://spinalcord.org/

Trace Center Information Resources (Information Resources, resources by disability type, assessment and evaluation services, resources by product type)
http://trace.wisc.edu/resources/

UCPnet - National UCP (UCP affiliates serve children and adults with disabilities and their families through a variety of programs and services tailored to its community's needs.)
http://www.ucp.org/ucp_channelsub.cfm/1/14/91



Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

VPAT (The purpose of the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template, or VPAT, is to assist Federal contracting officials and other buyers in making preliminary assessments regarding the availability of commercial "Electronic and Information Technology" products and services with features that support accessibility. NaturalPoint has provided all necessary details for the VPAT and provided additional contact information to facilitate more detailed inquiries.)
SmartNAV's VPAT webpage (.pdf 155kb)




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