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Easterseals Massachusetts has a contract with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) Vocational Rehabilitation/Rehabilitation Technology Division to provide assistive technology assessments, equipment and training for individuals with disabilities in greater Boston, central and southeastern Massachusetts.
Rehabilitation technology is the application of technology to meet the needs of people with disabilities. Its purpose is to eliminate barriers and enhance opportunities in education, rehabilitation, employment, transportation, independent living and recreation. Rehabilitation technology services are provided for people with severe mobility, learning, communication, emotional, visual, hearing, neurological, neuromuscular and other disabilities. They may be provided:
To enhance functional capacities by eliminating or minimizing functional limitations imposed by the disability
To enhance functional communication abilities by identifying appropriate augmentative communication devices and strategies for clients who are non-speaking or who have difficulty using their speech for communication
To lead to and/or expand vocational rehabilitation, independent living rehabilitation, and employment opportunities by eliminating barriers
To conduct eligibility determinations and to develop an Individual Plan for Employment.
Assistive technology includes devices, aides and enhancements used in rehabilitation technology.
This program provides access to low-interest cash loans for the purchase of assistive devices and services to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities with disabilities as well as assistance with obtaining AT devices. Click for more.
People with and without disabilities and their families can see, touch, learn and borrow assistive technology devices to make more informed decisions regarding the technology that will meet their needs. Click for more.