Technology Initiative Overview:
Ability Connection is making assistive technology more accessible to individuals with disabilities by providing different types of technology to individuals who can benefit from its use. Our Technology Initiative gives individuals with disabilities the opportunity to receive assistive or therapeutic equipment at no cost. There are two programs within Ability Connection’s Technology Initiative: Enabling Communication and Tech 4 Tots.
Visit the Ability Connection Technology Initiative Website
Enabling Communication (Ages 4 and up)
Enabling Communication is a branch of the Technology Initiative of Ability Connection that gives individuals a voice by providing equipment and a suite of augmentative communication software to individuals with communication-related disabilities. This communication software is delivered through an iPad® device. Assistive technology items are awarded to a limited number of individuals (ages 4 and up) based on a competitive application process. Individuals must have a documented communication-related disability and be recommended by a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) to be eligible. Devices are awarded on a quarterly-basis.
Download Guidelines and Application for the Enabling Communication Program
Tech 4 Tots: (Ages 9 months to 4 years)
Tech 4 Tots is a branch of the Technology Initiative that gives infants and toddlers the opportunity to enhance early learning and overcome functional limitations by providing a wide range of equipment and/or software. These assistive technology items will be awarded to a limited number of infants and toddlers (ages 9 months to 4 years) based on a competitive application process. Tots must have a documented physical or intellectual disability and have specific equipment recommended by a licensed therapist (occupational, physical or speech) or other disability/special education professional. Devices are awarded on a quarterly-basis.
Download Guidelines and application for the Tech 4 Tots Program
About Ability Connection
Ability Connection has been providing the very highest quality care and support to children and adults with all types of physical and intellectual disabilities for the past 59 years. For more information about Ability Connection, please visit our website at www.AbilityConnectionNewMexico.org, www.AbilityConnectionTexas.org or contact us at (888) 999-1898.
The Technology Initiative of Ability Connection is made possible by support from Circle K. For nearly 20 years, Circle K has been committed to helping people with disabilities in the communities where they live and do business. This tradition of caring has raised millions of dollars to support top-level organizations that deliver important programs that help people. The financial support provided by Circle K enables Ability Connection to deliver vital programs for children and adults with disabilities, such as the Technology Initiative.
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