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ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS

Assistive Technology

Many people with disabilities face barriers that prevent them from living independently in their homes, and in many cases, they are also unaware of the many devices that can improve their daily lives. OSCIL works with individuals to acquire appropriate devices and provide training on the use of those devices to enhance the individual’s independence within their home and community.

Assistive Technology Access Partnership (ATAP)

OSCIL is one of six partners participating in the Assistive Technology Access Partnership (ATAP) program. ATAP is designed as a statewide partnership of organizations, each with a targeted assistive technology focus, working together to improve access to and acquisition of assistive technology for individuals with disabilities.

Other partners include:

ATAP’s main initiatives include:

  • Device Demonstrations, Loans and Reutilization
  • Training and Public Awareness
  • Information and Assistance

To learn more about ATAP please visit:

https://ors.ri.gov/programs/assistive-technology-access-partnership-atap

Some programs may have income limits. An OSCIL Independent Living Coordinator will be happy to guide you and recommend the best program for your unique needs.

Please contact our office at 401-738-1013 to find out more about this program and/or to set up an appointment for a home visit. For those wishing to come to our Center, there will be professional staff available to determine which assistive device is appropriate. A doctor’s note, to assure safety, may be required for some devices.