Assistive Technology Services

Assistive TechnologyWhat is Assistive Technology? Assistive Technology (AT) is any device, system and/or related service that maintains or improves the functional capability of individuals with disabilities. AT can be beneficial to people of all ages with a variety of disablities or special needs, both long-term and short term. AT could be considered ”tools for independence” to allow someone to live, work, learn or play more independently.

Assistive Technology

Seating Assessments: Comfort and Safety for Wheelchair Users
Proper fit of the wheelchair and seating components is essential for any mobility device. The correct wheelchair and seating system can increase independence, prevent skin breakdown and improve comfort. Easter Seals is one of only two providers who use computerized pressure mapping when skin breakdown is a concern. If you have wheelchair concerns, our SEATING ASSESSMENT service may be the answer.

Computer Access Assessments: Opening the Door to On-line Success
Selecting the correct computer system, software and peripherals can significantly improve access to a computer. Whether someone is using the computer for greater success in school, as their primary tool at work, or to ”surf the web” and stay in touch with loved ones, our COMPUTER ACCESS ASSESSMENT service can provide recommendations for greater access.

Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC) Assessments: The ability to communicate is something we take for granted, until you no longer have it.
Speech generating devices can help someone who has a communication limitation, i.e. due to stroke, multiple sclerosis, cognitive impairments, etc. successfully communicate with others. Through our ACC ASSESSMENT service, various devices will be tried to determine what works best for the cleint.

Education and Outreach: Learn more about the benefits of Assistive Technology!
Education about Assistive Technology, the benefits it can provide, and resources for obtaining AT are essential so that consumers make knowledgeable decisions about equipment. Check our site often for upcoming trainings that Easter Seals is offering at our locations thorughout the region. Please contact Nancy Ranalli if there are trainings you are interested in having Easter Seals host.

Our Staff: Knowledge and experience!
AT Services are provided by skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable Assistive Technology Specialists and therapists as appropriate. They work hard to remain current with the latest techology and equipment by attending national conferences, participating in web-based seminars, and researching the latest technology. The asessments are comprehensive, and the written report includes any recommended equipment.

Schedule an Assessment: Trust us for your Assistive Technology Needs!
If you or someone you know needs an Assistive Technology Assessment, call (302) 221-2087 or (800) 677-3800 to schedule an assessment. For additional information, contact Nancy Ranalli.

 Resource & Technology Demonstration Center

Since Easterseals does not sell any devices, nor receive commissions from manufacturers, you can rest assured that staff will help you find the right products for your situation.  And since most assistive technology is not funded through insurance, our Case Managers will search for funding options which may be available. Drop in the Resource and Technology Demonstration Center during regular business hours, call 302-221-2076 or 302-253-1129 to talk with one of our Case Managers, or email us at

Click here to take a virtual tour of the center. 

Click here for a downloadable flyer on the Resource and Technology Demonstration Center.

 FYI: Finance Your Independence

In collaboration with the state Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Easterseals has partnerships with lending institutions which can help finance assistive technology with lower interest loans. Whether you are looking for an adapted van to transport your child who uses a wheelchair, modifications to your home so your mother can move in with you, hearing aids for your spouse, or an adapted computer for your home business, the Finance Your Independence (FYI) Program may be the answer. Our Case Manager will help you through the process and answer all your questions. For more information, call 302-221-2076 or email

Click here for the FYI: Finance Your Independence flyer.

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