Who Needs Assistive Technology?

Anybody who has short – or long-term goals that they cannot meet due to a physical, sensory or cognitive disability or the changes due to aging is a candidate.

Areas of Service:

  • Worksite Modification
  • Computer Access
  • Computer Training
  • Environmental Control

AT services include helping to determine which techniques or devices best fit your needs, training and support to ensure the proper use of the recommended methods and equipment, and help integrating them into your home, classroom, or job.

Anybody who has short- or long-term goals that they cannot meet due to a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability or the changes due to aging is a candidate for Assistive Technology. AT can help in many areas of everyday life including Computer Access, Individualized Computer Training, Work Site Modifications, Environmental Control, and more.

We can provide complete evaluation, recommendation, training and support, ordering and installation services for all types of needs. Evaluations can be done at our facility or on-site at your home, office, or school. There is a fee for most AT services, but it may be covered by insurance and we will work with you to find funding sources that may be able to help.

AT Trainings Available for Your Organization

We can provide free training on AT devices to help people live independently in the community using the Michigan Disability Rights Coalition "small changes, Big Differences" kit. This is a hands-on demonstration that can be tailored for rehabilitation professionals or end users. Training on other AT topics is also available; call us to discuss your interests.

AT Demonstrations for Individuals

Free AT demonstrations are available for qualified individuals on lower cost items for everyday living including devices for cooking, bathing, grooming, dressing and other daily activities. The purpose of a device demonstration is to help people compare and contrast the features and benefits of a variety of devices in order to make an informed decision about whether the device(s) will help. Call to find out more or schedule a demonstration.

AT classes in Hillsdale at Perennial Park. Tuesdays in May 2:00 - 3:30p.m. For Seniors, people with disabilities, and their family, friends, and caregivers.

Classes are free but please register in advance. Call Perennial Park at 517-437-2422 to sign-up.

May 2: small changes - BIG DIFFERENCES - A hands-on workshop that demonstrates low-tech, low-cost devices to help everyone live safely and independently.

May 9: Home Monitoring for Safety - An introduction to technology that helps people stay safe when alone in their homes.

May 16: Learn to Use Smartphones and Tablets - A basic introduction for beginners that covers terminology, and overview of equipment, and using the devices. Bring your own device or use one provided for hands-on practice.

May 23: Controlling Your Home - A look at some of the options to make controlling devices in your home easier.

To learn more about any of the assistive technology services available through the Region 2 Area Agency on Aging and how it can help you, a family member, your clients or students, contact us at (517) 592-1974.

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