Building Bridges Between Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Projects and State Assistive Technology Act Programs 

By: American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Training and Technical Assistance Center (AIVRTTAC) and Assistive Technology Training and Technical Assistance (AT3) Center

The American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Training and Technical Assistance Center (AIVRTTAC) recently started collaborating with the Assistive Technology Training and Technical Assistance (AT3) Center to build bridges between tribal vocational rehabilitation projects and state Assistive Technology (AT) Act programs.

AIVRTTAC helps improve the capacity of American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) projects to provide culturally appropriate vocational rehabilitation services to all eligible tribal participants. AIVRTTAC is funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.

The AT3 Center provides training and technical assistance to state AT Act programs, which offer a variety of services that increase access to assistive technology and help individuals with disabilities lead more independent lives. AT3 Center is funded by the Administration for Community Living in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

AT3 Center’s services include device demonstrations, short-term equipment loans, device reutilization (such as repair, refurbishment and reuse of gently used AT and durable medical equipment), and low-interest loans for the purchase of AT.

AT Act programs are located in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, [...]

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