Assistive Technology Awareness Month - November 2010

Heather Smith - Wednesday, November 10, 2010

November 2010 highlights Assistive Technology Awareness Month.

Assistive Technology is an umbrella term for any device or system that allows improved functional independence for a person with a disability. Here in Pennsylvania we offer Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology, also known as PIAT.  PIAT promotes independence, access and inclusion at home and in the community for all individuals with disabilities.   

PIAT is a statewide program whose goal is to assure a system of easy access to AT to all Pennsylvanians with disabilities. This includes access to information, devices, services, and funding. PIAT is a program for individuals with disabilities, regardless of age, disability type, location or type of residence. Most services are provided at no cost to consumers with disabilities, their family members and advocates.

To read Governor Edward G. Randell's Proclamation of November 2010 as Assistive Technology Awareness Month click here!  The importance of Assistive Technology is evident.  Every individual is encouraged to become aware of the many benefits offered by Assistive Technology with regards to the health, happiness, and independence in each of our communities.

Community Resources for Independence is one of PIAT’s Assistive Technology Resource Centers (ATRCs) and serves Clarion, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Mercer, Venango, and Warren counties.

Governor Edward G. Randell's Assistive Technology Awareness Month Proclamation

For more information contact:
                        Gregory W. Staub, M.A.
                        Assistive Technology Resource Coordinator, CRI, Inc.
                        Phone: 814-838-7222 or 800-530-5541

For Text Only Version of Proclamamtion Click Here

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