Redwood is one of five assistive technology resource providers in the Kentucky Assistive Technology Services (KATS) Network and our Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC) is a valuable tool for individuals interested in borrowing or purchasing assistive technology. With the help of an occupational therapist, a speech therapist, a resource librarian, and the lending library, children and adults can receive in-depth evaluations and consultative services to identify the most appropriate technology solution to increase independence. Whether the focus is on computer access or using a voice output communication device, a comprehensive evaluation assures equipment meets real needs. Available equipment specializes in improving communication, computer access, completion of daily living tasks, and environmental control and positioning.
In order to help consumers, families, and professionals keep abreast of new developments in the field of assistive technology, the ATRC provides ongoing public awareness, product specific training, and teaches appropriate intervention strategies. The center develops, conducts, and sponsors workshops and participates in local, regional, and national conferences.
Children and adults with disabilities, along with family members and professionals, are eligible for the services listed on this page on a fee-for-service basis. A number of funding sources are accepted dependent upon the specific services needed.
Click here to view Redwood's ATRC brochure.
Hours are Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or by appointment.
Our staff is available for hands on, one-on-one problem solving, demonstrations, and trainings. For more information on services offered through the ATRC, please contact Peggy Farmer at (859) 331-0880, ext. 249 or toll free 1-800-728-9807 and ask for the Assistive Technology Resource Center.
Redwood's ATRC is a demonstration site for the Telecommunications Access Program (TAP) to allow Kentucky residents with a hearing loss or speech impairment to test a variety of telephones, including amplified phones, signaling devices and hands-free phones that are free to qualified applicants. For more information about the TAP program, visit http://www.kcdhh.ky.gov/ifyky/. To schedule an appointment or obtain more information at Redwood, contact Lisa Staub at 859-331-0880.
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