following sites provide general information on funding assistive
technology. In addition, every state has a Technology Assistance
(TA) project that provides information about AT resources in
its state. Web sites for state TA projects are included in The DRM Regional Resources Directory.
- Alternative Financing
Technical Assistance Project (AFTAP)
by RESNA (the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology
Society of North America), this project provides technical assistance
to State Assistive Technology Financial Loan Programs. The website
is directed at state TA projects; however, consumers may want
to check the link to state loan programs.
Assistive Technology: Handbook for Funding
- A very comprehensive
handbook. Some information is dated, but the principles still
- Informed Consumer's
Guide to Funding Assistive Technology
- A handy
fact sheet from Abledata.
- National Assistive Technology
by Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc., this federally-funded project
"supports the advocacy efforts of attorneys, advocates,
service agencies, persons with disabilities and their families
as they seek funding for AT services and devices." Its web
site includes a series of booklets on funding AT, a compendium
of court and hearing decisions relating to AT, articles, legal
rulings, and the like.
- Resources in your state
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