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Assistive Technology Regional Centers

For educators, parents, therapists, & people with disabilities

Make informed decisions about the assistive technology you need. The ATRC is an amazing and FREE resource for childrend and adults to easily borrow or learn about hi and low tech equipment before making a finacial investment. Increase your independence at home, on the job or in school.

 
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We offer device demonstrations and have an extensive inventory of devices to choose from. You decide your goals and outcomes; our experts just help bridge the gap to get you there! If having difficulty requesting equipment, contact Michele, mboutelle@eastersealsma.org, 1-508-471-1553


AT office hours Tuesdays 11am-12:30pm. Person using iPad is shown in photoNew! Sign up for Virtual Office Hours where you can drop in to ask a question about any topic, equipment, or issue with a certified AT expert. Every Tuesday, 11:00am-12:30PM.

a close-up of a person using a smart tablet. "Phone & Tablet Accessibility AT Workshop 3/4/21 at 1 PM is written in the bottom left.

Register for Phones and Tablets Accessibility March 4, 2021 - Tablet and smartphone use are increasing during Covid times.  We will explore how to make these devices more accessible to the novice user.  We will focus on apple and android accessibility functions as well as adding and deleting applications in order to navigate the digital world. 


Boston Location:

Easterseals MA ATRC
89 South Street, Boston, MA, 02111
617-226-2634
ATRCBoston@EastersealsMA.org

Worcester Location:

Easterseals MA ATRC
484 Main st. 6th Floor, Worcester, MA, 01608
800-244-2756
ATRCWorcester@EastersealsMA.org

COVID-19 Updates:  Both ATRCs are operational, but limited.  We can perform some equipment demonstrations using remote technologies with advance notice. There are no drop in services available however. For more details;

We are practicing strict cleaning procedures for incoming equipment. There are numerous signs outside both offices indicating where to leave returned equipment to ensure we are not contributing to the spread of COVID-19. Six foot social distancing is also in effect for all in person communications.


How does the Device Demonstration Program work?  

These Programs Are FREE. At the centers, individuals and groups can explore hundreds of high- and low-tech devices that can meet a variety of needs.  From simple to sophisticated, Easter Seals MA has the technology for you.

The centers is conveniently located, our Boston center is located one block from South Station in our Boston office, while our Worcester center is located on Main Street, across from City Hall in our Worcester office. The ATRCs encourage you to schedule a visit, participate in a free workshop, or reserve a time to host your staff meeting or in-service training onsite at the ATRCs.

How does the Device Short-term Loan Program work?
The process is simple!  It’s like a lending library, only instead of books, you can take home the equipment and try it out for up to four weeks to see what works for you and what doesn't!

Requests for loans can come from you, a family member, friend, advocate or someone who is helping you with your assistive technology needs, such as a therapist, teacher or rehab center.  Complete a loan request form and get the technology you need today.

Hundreds of devices are available in the areas of communication, education, hearing and vision impairment, and daily living.


ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY LOAN PROGRAMS

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.


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