Specialized equipment for communication, adaptive play, pediatric positioning and mobility, computer access, activities of daily living, recreation, and environmental control are available for individuals to borrow for trial in the environment of their choice. The device trial allows the individual to make informed decisions before purchasing a device from a vendor. The ATRC staff provides ongoing training on the trial device for the individual if support is needed. Current inventory items are listed on the Kentucky Assistive Technology Locator – an online catalog of assistive technology available at each of the KATS Network ATRC sites. It can be accessed at katsnet.org.
With an extensive selection of assistive technology designed to meet diverse needs, the ATRC staff will provide demonstrations of any devices to support individuals in comparing similar devices in order to select the device that will best meet their needs. Device demonstrations are provided both in-person and virtually.
ATRC staff provides ongoing public awareness, product-specific information, resources for transition and training on appropriate intervention strategies for consumers, families, and professionals.
Reuse and Reutilizations Program
The ATRC participates in the KATS Network AT Device Reuse program and collaborates with the Coordinating and Assisting the Reuse of Assistive Technology (CARAT) Program. The ATRC accepts donations of used assistive technology and durable medical equipment and assists consumers of all ages and disabilities in the acquisition of that equipment at no cost. Available reutilizations items are listed on the Kentucky Assistive Technology Locator – an online catalog of assistive technology available at each of the KATS Network ATRC sites. It can be accessed at www.katsnet.at4all.com