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Back to School in COVID-19: Advocacy Resources for Parents on Getting Your Child the AT They Need Right Now

As you and your child settle into the new routine this fall, whether your child is attending school virtually, in-person but physically distanced, or some combination of the two, you… [ Read Back to School in COVID-19: Advocacy Resources for Parents on Getting Your Child the AT They Need Right Now ]

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Grants Available for Eligible Homeowners with Disabilities in Rural Western PA

Kevin Huwe, Administrator of Community Resources at Disability Options Network (DON), is also a PATF Funding Assistance Coordinator for the Southwestern region of Pennsylvania. Kevin has been providing support for… [ Read Grants Available for Eligible Homeowners with Disabilities in Rural Western PA ]

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5 Types of Assistive Technology You Didn’t Know You Needed Until COVID-19

Contributors to this blog include PATF Funding Assistance Coordinators Katie Krum, Katherine Reim, and Carmella Rynearson As we adjust to our new reality during this pandemic, one thing is certain:… [ Read 5 Types of Assistive Technology You Didn’t Know You Needed Until COVID-19 ]

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Control Your Home, Control Your Life

Smart Home Technology is Helping People with Disabilities Live with Greater Independence These days, most of us are using some form of generic smart home technology to help manage our… [ Read Control Your Home, Control Your Life ]

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Social Isolation and Kids with Autism: How Technology Can Help

Written by Bonaia Rosado, PATF’s Senior Program Manager I am a parent of a six-year-old with autism, and I was just starting to (finally) feel like I had a semi-handle… [ Read Social Isolation and Kids with Autism: How Technology Can Help ]

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Assistive Technology Spotlight: Captioned Phones Help with Communication During Quarantine

Unprecedented times. Pandemic. Hysteria. Headlines are littered with words grasping to embody what we are experiencing today. In our homes, we are more likely to be using words like isolation,… [ Read Assistive Technology Spotlight: Captioned Phones Help with Communication During Quarantine ]

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Our Guiding Principles

In light of everything happening in our community right now, we have been thinking a lot about our core values here at Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation. We wanted to share… [ Read Our Guiding Principles ]

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Practical Ideas for Health and Safety at Home with a Disability during COVID-19

Written by Susan Tachau, PATF CEO Please note: This article contains links to products mentioned for informational purposes only, and does not represent an endorsement or specific recommendation made by… [ Read Practical Ideas for Health and Safety at Home with a Disability during COVID-19 ]

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“Does this count as assistive technology?”

A smart watch, a backup home generator, sound-proof windows, a Nintendo Wii, and a driveway – what do all of these things have in common? Each is assistive technology for… [ Read “Does this count as assistive technology?” ]

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Upcoming Webinar: Understanding the Community HealthChoices Waiver Program

Upcoming Webinar: Understanding the Community HealthChoices Waiver Program Thursday, March 26, 2020 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Community HealthChoices (CHC) is Pennsylvania’s new waiver program for people with physical disabilities… [ Read Upcoming Webinar: Understanding the Community HealthChoices Waiver Program ]