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Adaptive Cycles Available Through Free BikeShare Program, Lackawanna Heritage Valley

Written by Carmella Rynearson, PATF Funding Assistance Coordinator “It’s just like riding a bike… you never forget.” This phrase is often used in reference to activities that come easily, perhaps in… [ Read Adaptive Cycles Available Through Free BikeShare Program, Lackawanna Heritage Valley ]

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Resources for Spanish-Speaking Parents of Children with Disabilities

Written by Bonaia Rosado, PATF Program Manager Trying to find and utilize the range of services for children with disabilities can be overwhelming. Add to that a language barrier and… [ Read Resources for Spanish-Speaking Parents of Children with Disabilities ]

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Jobs and Homes Aren’t Enough: The Missing Link in Promoting Independence for People with Disabilities

A lot of progressive work has been done over the last several years to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and in housing. Legislation like Employment… [ Read Jobs and Homes Aren’t Enough: The Missing Link in Promoting Independence for People with Disabilities ]

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Resources to Support Farmers and Agricultural Workers

Written by Abbie Spackman, PATF Funding Assistance Coordinator “In winter’s chill or summer’s heat… farmers and ranchers work so the world can eat.” – Unknown AgrAbility PA assists farmers and other… [ Read Resources to Support Farmers and Agricultural Workers ]

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Pennsylvania Summer Camp Fun for Children with Disabilities

Summer is here! And if you haven’t already made plans for your child, there’s no time to waste. Earlier this spring, our Funding Assistance Coordinator, Carmella Rynearson, visited Spruce Lake…. [ Read Pennsylvania Summer Camp Fun for Children with Disabilities ]

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Understanding Loans, Part 2: Six Questions to Ask Before Taking Out a Loan

This blog post is the second in a three-part series. Read Part 1: How Loans Work and Part 3: Loan Terms Matter. When there is an important purchase that you need to… [ Read Understanding Loans, Part 2: Six Questions to Ask Before Taking Out a Loan ]

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Financing Your Assistive Technology: What is an Alternative Financing Program?

Written by Josephine Tramontano, PATF Development Director At the recent Assistive Technology Financing Meeting 2018 last week, representatives from 18 different Alternative Financing Programs (AFPs) from across the nation met… [ Read Financing Your Assistive Technology: What is an Alternative Financing Program? ]

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ABLE – Why does it matter?

Imagine for a moment that you are 23 years old. You’ve just finished your undergraduate degree and you’ve secured your first job! Imagine, also, that you were born with a… [ Read ABLE – Why does it matter? ]

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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? ]