FREE Online Training for Assistive Technology!
STAR – Alabama’s Assistive Technology Resource, is a federally funded program designed to increase access to and acquisition of Assistive Technology (AT) for Alabamians with disabilities.
T.A.S.C. collaborates with STAR to provide assistive technology training throughout Alabama. T.A.S.C., a non-profit program of United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville and Tennessee Valley, is committed to helping individuals with disabilities obtain and use technology to maximize independence.
Our Demo and Loan program is a great way for users to test out equipment before purchasing,” explains T.A.S.C. Director Tracy Cieniewicz. “You can check out equipment for 3 weeks. If you would like to purchase any of the equipment you have tried, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.”
STAR Demo & Loan
STAR collaborates with Technology Assistance for Special Consumers (T.A.S.C.), a program of United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville and Tennessee Valley, Inc. (UCP Huntsville), to provide assistive technology (AT) demonstration and short-term loan of assistive technology devices to individuals statewide via Alabama’s at4all site.
AT assessments conducted by a T.A.S.C. AT specialist and/or UCP Huntsville therapy staff are utilized to help determine specific AT to meet consumers’ needs. After identifying specific AT through a trial of device demonstrations, consumers are offered choices of devices to try out through loan, which ultimately aids in the selection and acquisition of a more appropriate device that meets each consumers’ specific needs.
Consumers, family members, caregivers, and related professionals receive training on appropriate use of the AT device and how to access vendor technical assistance. Additionally, information is provided regarding available vendors with contact information, technical support, and funding options for devices when requested and as part of making an informed decision.
The STAR lending library at UCP/T.A.S.C. includes the following assistive technology and more:
- adaptive toys
- daily living aids
- communication aids
- iPad and Android accessories
- adaptive computer accessories.
Visit al.at4all.com for a complete list of AT items available for short-term loan.