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The Assisted Technology Training Center of Connecticut

This is a statewide program designed in collaboration with Connecticut’s leading disability agencies for the purpose of training staff in the use and application of technology to reduce barriers and increase the independence of clients. Through the use of innovative technological tools, reliance on costly human support and state funding can be greatly reduced.

What We Do

We offer member agencies access to experts in the field of assisted technology. Periodic seminars and training programs are held to educate and train staff in the application and use of the latest software programs and devices for overcoming barriers and increasing independence.

We offer the following:

  • Learning labs and training on equipment, devices, software and apps
  • Training for Assisted Technology Assessors
  • Database of outcomes and cost savings
  • Library of catalogs featuring adaptive equipment, devices, links and other resources
  • List of approved vendors where software and equipment can be purchased
  • Sessions with professionals in the field to determine best practices

About

The Assisted Technology Training Center of CT provides a showroom with current and breakthrough equipment, devices, and software on display. These items can be handled and taken out on loan to assess efficacy in real world situations.

The Assisted Technology Training Center of CT partners with an on-site makerspace where skilled designers and craftspeople can create solutions to specific challenges when existing technological tools do not exist.

The Assisted Technology Training Center of CT exists to serve human service agencies in CT that support people with barriers to independence. The Center is made possible through a partnership with Midstate Arc, Inc., Futures Inc., and the New England Society of Innovation and Technology. The Center is funded by member agencies and equipment is purchased through grants.

Technology

When someone with IDD has comprehensive needs, certain technology can help them move out of a group home and live on their own.

• Panic Buttons – Installed in bathrooms and portable ones to keep with you if you cant get to phone for help •MedMinder – Reminds you to take your meds and will send an email and an alarm will sound if you forget to take your meds. People no longer need to pre-pour and set up pills. …

Contact

Agencies interested in becoming a member of the Center should contact Pam Fields at pfields@midstatearc.org or phone (203) 238.8362.