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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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Our Favorite Financial Tips

To kick off Financial Literacy Month in April, we asked each of our board and staff members the following question: What is your favorite piece of financial advice? Their answers may… [ Read Our Favorite Financial Tips ]

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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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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 ]