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20 Accomplishments in 20 Years!

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the first step Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) took as an organization toward becoming one of the strongest state Alternative Financing Programs (AFPs) in… [ Read 20 Accomplishments in 20 Years! ]

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Credit: What is it, why is it important, and how do you manage it?

We talk a lot about credit around here at PATF. After all, we extend loans for assistive technology. But what exactly is credit? And why does your credit score matter? And once… [ Read Credit: What is it, why is it important, and how do you manage it? ]

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Money Club West

Written by Sue Davis, PATF Program Specialist If you were to make a list of the skills needed to be successful at living independently, understanding how to manage money would be… [ Read Money Club West ]

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Vanessa Wins #MyLifeWithAT2017 Photo Contest!

Congratulations to #MyLifeWithAT2017 Facebook Photo Contest Winner, Vanessa! For this contest, we asked people to share a photo that captures something they’re doing or have done that they care about… [ Read Vanessa Wins #MyLifeWithAT2017 Photo Contest! ]

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Reflections on a Week of Assistive Technology in Costa Rica

Written by Sandra Masayko, Director of Assistive Technology at Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania Almost a year ago, Susan Tachau and I were invited by Connie Del Rosario Zúñiga, a teacher… [ Read Reflections on a Week of Assistive Technology in Costa Rica ]

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#MyLifeWithAT2017 Photo Contest!

In celebration of Assistive Technology Awareness Month in PA, we’re hosting our Third Annual Photo Contest, #MyLifeWithAT2017 throughout the month of November. Show off some of the amazing things you’ve done with… [ Read #MyLifeWithAT2017 Photo Contest! ]

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Smart Homes Made Simple

We’re excited to announce a new project we’re embarking on here at PATF: Smart Homes Made Simple. Earlier this year, we received a generic technology grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities… [ Read Smart Homes Made Simple ]

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Students with Disabilities Deserve Better Financial Education

Students with Disabilities Deserve Better Financial Education Written by Hilary Hunt, Financial Education Consultant Did you learn the basics of money management in school? Do you wish you had learned… [ Read Students with Disabilities Deserve Better Financial Education ]

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Good News and Bad News… and More Good News

How Communication and Human Connection are Affected by Hearing Loss Written by Lee Williams, Hearing Loss Association of America, Pennsylvania State Office (HLAA-PA) First the good news. We are living longer…. [ Read Good News and Bad News… and More Good News ]

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Helen Doesn’t Hear “Can’t”, She Hears “Try”

Helen Doesn’t Hear “Can’t”, She Hears “Try” Written by Carmella Rynearson, PATF Funding Assistance Coordinator What do puppies, kitties, ice cream, and video editing software all have in common? Well,… [ Read Helen Doesn’t Hear “Can’t”, She Hears “Try” ]