Children with and without special needs, often engage with or use assistive tools. Professionals and family members use many different types of assistive tools daily but may not realize it. The purpose of this resource is to provide guidance on what assistive tools are, how to make decisions on when to use them, and how to use them appropriately within a child’s daily routine.
is the Assistive Technology Act program that serves the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. They offer many programs and services to Pennsylvanians with disabilities. Most services are free.
This program is a lending library of assistive technology (AT) kits available for a trial period of four to six weeks.There are many benefits to a “try before you buy” approach to selecting and acquiring AT. PaTTAN’s Short Term Loan program can make this kind of informed, data-based decision making possible.