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Assistive Technology Loan Library

Specialized equipment for communication, adaptive play, pediatric positioning and mobility, computer access, activities of daily living and environmental control is available for rental to anyone in the community who wants to know more about the item before they make a purchase.  Current inventory items are listed on the Kentucky Assistive Technology Locator – an online lending library and exchange site for Assistive Technology available throughout the state of Kentucky at Regional AT centers and several other program sites.   www.katsnet.at4all.com

View the items available at Redwood:

Seating, Mobility, and Positioning

Speech Communication

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Reuse/Reutilization Program

Redwood participates in an AT Device Reuse program through the state of Kentucky. The ATRC accepts donations of used equipment and assists consumers in the acquisition of such equipment through reutilization activities and collaborates with the CARAT (Coordinating and Assisting the Reuse of Assistive Technology) Program. Available reutilization items are listed on the Kentucky Assistive Technology Locator – an online lending library and exchange site for Assistive Technology available throughout the state of Kentucky at Regional AT centers and several other program sites     www.katsnet.at4all.com.

Augmentative Communication Evaluations and Consultation

Professionals with expertise in assistive technology and speech pathology provide in-depth evaluations and consultation to identify the most appropriate assistive technology to foster independence.

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Device Demonstrations

As the only member of the Kentucky Assistive Technology Services (KATS) Network in our region, the ATRC has acquired a broad range of assistive technology to accommodate a wide variety of individual client needs. Equipment is available for demonstration to anyone in the community who wants to know more about the item before they make a purchase.  Current inventory items are listed at www.katsnet.at4all.com.

Telecommunications Access Program (TAP)

The 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.   TAP is administered by the Kentucky Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) and is a statewide program.  In an effort to make communication on the telephone more accessible, TAP provides landline or wireless equipment to residents of Kentucky, who are deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired or have both a hearing and vision loss.   Redwood is one of eight sites throughout the state where you can see and test the equipment.  The other TAP locations are in Frankfort, Lexington, Louisville, Owensboro, Paducah, Prestonburg, and Thelma.  For more information on the TAP program visit www.kcdhh.ky.gov/ifyky/.

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RampUp Kentucky

The ATRC provides assistance with loans of temporary portable ramps to help people with disabilities awaiting a permanent ramp to access their homes, or individuals who need a short-term accommodation.  These ramps were funded through a High Impact Innovative Assistive Technology (HIIAT) grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to the Kentucky Assistive Technology Services (KATS) Network.  The portable aluminum ramps will be loaned to Kentucky residents at no cost for up to 180 days during which KATS will provide assistance in locating resources for those needing a permanent solution. The ramp will then be returned to Redwood for other users.  Several different sizes are available at Redwood and throughout the state of Kentucky at Regional AT centers and several other program sites.  Available ramps are listed at www.katsnet.at4all.com.

Trainings

ATRC staff provides ongoing public awareness, product-specific information, resources for transition and training on appropriate intervention strategies for consumers, families, and professionals.

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