Coeur d’Alene’s North Idaho Assistive Technology Resource Center Relocates
Thursday, February 2 2012
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — The Idaho Assistive Technology Project (IATP) Resource Center-Coeur d’Alene, has recently relocated to the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Harbor Center facility, 1031 Academic Way #130D. The center previously was located at Coeur d’Alene Hand Therapy & Healing Center.
The IATP Resource Center-Coeur d’Alene offers assistive technology information, referral, assessment, demonstration and loan to people with all types of disabilities of all ages and professionals who serve them. Equipment includes computer access devices, such as alternative keyboards, mice, switches, developmental toys, aids for vision, hearing and communication, as well as tools for reading, writing, math and organization. Services also include providing access to new and used equipment through trade, purchase and donation.
“We want people with disabilities, and all those who live and work with them, to know these resources are available in Northern Idaho,” said Mike Mann, NIATRC coordinator. “The center provides access to assistive technology and training for all those who need it, and to the businesses, educators and care providers who offer assistive technologies to their employees, clients or family members. Identifying the right assistive technology before investing in purchasing it can save schools, employers and families thousands of dollars.”
Low-interest loans to purchase assistive technology are available through the Idaho Assistive Technology Project, in partnership with Zion National Bank and KeyBank of Idaho. Loans are available for assistive computer hardware or software, vehicle modifications, accessible home remodeling or any type of assistive device.
Mann hopes the relocation will help raise awareness of the center’s services and increase local access.
“For many people with disabilities, these technologies are life changing,” said Mann. “It’s important that educators, occupational therapists, employers and families of people with disabilities to know what’s available and how to get it.”
For directions to the new location, contact Mann at firstname.lastname@example.org
. For more information on the services offered through NIATRC in Coeur d’Alene and throughout the state, visit www.idahoat.org
. For additional information, assessment, and referral services, email email@example.com
or call 1-800-432-8324.
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