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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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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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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” ]

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Reaching Out to Philadelphia and Connecting with The Self-Determination Housing Project of Pennsylvania

As we continue to expand our reach into every corner of Pennsylvania, we’ve contracted with a new Funding Assistance Coordinator (FAC), Brooke Schipporeit, whose focus will be spreading the word… [ Read Reaching Out to Philadelphia and Connecting with The Self-Determination Housing Project of Pennsylvania ]

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The Road Travelled, The Road Ahead

The Road Travelled, The Road Ahead Transition, Pre-Employment and Assistive Technology Recently, we had the chance to sit down with a past borrower whose son just turned 18. Years ago, this family took… [ Read The Road Travelled, The Road Ahead ]

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PATF Releases 2016-2017 Annual Report

PATF Releases 2016-2017 Annual Report: Making a Positive Impact on Lives One Loan at a Time Harrisburg, PA May 26, 2017 Contact: Susan Tachau, (888) 744-1938 The latest accomplishments of… [ Read PATF Releases 2016-2017 Annual Report ]

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AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians Supports Farmers

This year, we partnered with AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians as one of our Funding Assistance Centers (FACs) to help farmers and agricultural workers across the state more easily fund the assistive technology they… [ Read AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians Supports Farmers ]

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Walk-In Bathtubs: Dream Come True or Big Mistake?

Walk-In Bathtubs: Dream Come True or Big Mistake? Written by Kevin Huwe, PATF Funding Assistance Coordinator Everyone has seen the 60 second commercial for a bathtub with a door, proclaiming that… [ Read Walk-In Bathtubs: Dream Come True or Big Mistake? ]

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Financial Education Month Videos

April is Financial Education Month and we’re so excited about it that we’ve put together a series of videos. (Technically, it’s actually “Financial Literacy Month” but we prefer to use the… [ Read Financial Education Month Videos ]

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