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Adaptive Devices and Equipment

 

 

Vendors of assistive technology & adaptive aids for
community mobility, positioning, and recreation.

 

 

AdaptAbility
P.O. Box 515, Colchester, CT 06415-0515
Tel. (860) 537-3451
Adaptive home products, therapy games and activities, eating aids, writing aids.

BAHN Corporation
1 Whitemore Road, Unit 26, Woodbridge, Ontario L4L8G4
Tel. (800) 661-2246
Offers a range of adaptive transportation and mobility products.

Chelsea Foundation
New London, CT
Tel. (860) 739-4944
Used equipment loan program

Columbia Medical Manufacturing Corporation
P.O. Box 633, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Tel. (310) 454-6612
Upper body supports & rehab. equipment for children/adults (car and bathroom seats supports.)

Constructive Playthings – U. S. Toy Co.
Michael Klein, President
13201 Arrington Rd, Grandview, MO  64030
Tel: (816) 761-5900 Fax (816) 761-9295,  e-mail: ustoy@ustoyco.com
Accessible play scapes and play gyms for children.

Flaghouse, Inc.
601 Flaghouse  Drive, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey 07604-3116 
Tel. (201) 288-7600   Fax  (201) 288-7887
Rehabilitation & recreation products

Independent Living
P.O. Box 8915, Boulder, CO
Tel. (800) 328-8915
Accessibility products for people with special needs

J. A. Preston Corporation
60 Page Road, Clifton, NJ 07012
Tel. (800) 631-7277
Standing/Seating/Positioning devices

Jesana, Ltd.
979 Saw Mill River Road, Yonkers,  New York  10710
Tel. (800) 443-4728 • Fax 914-376-0021
Catalog of adapted toys/devices, recreational equipment, positioning/mobility products.

Opportunities
P.O. box 515, Colchester CT  06415-0515
Tel.. (860) 537-3451
Adaptive home and institutional products, mobility, exercise, therapy, sensory recreation, and positioning.

Prospect Designs
11 Prospect Street, New Hartford, CT 06051
Tel. (860) 379-7858
Seating and positioning design and manufacturer for specific individuals needs.  Two designs, a classroom chair and desk/stander and a home feeding chair.

Quickie's Designs
2842 Business Park, Fresno, CA 93727-1328
Tel. (800) 456-8168
Mobility Systems

Rifton
Route 213, Rifton, NY 12471-0901
Tel. (800) 777-4244
Adaptive equipment designed to support caregiver's efforts and the developmental goals of the therapists

Snug Seat, Inc.
P.O. Box 1739, Matthews, NC 28106
Tel. (800) 336-7684
Provider of mobility transportation  and seating products for children and adults.

Southpaw Enterprises, Inc.
109 Webb Street, Dayton, OH  45403-1144
Tel. (800) 228-1698
Professional adaptive equipment for sensory integration and developmental programs.

Special Clothes, Inc.
P.O. Box 333, East Harwich, MA  02645
Tel: (508) 896-7939
Understands dressing difficulties of children with special needs and strides to produce beautiful, sturdy clothing.

Special Needs Consignment Shop
250 Porter Street, Watertown, CT  06790
Tel. (203) 598-0288
Sale of used equipment on consignment.

Super Stride Rite
Kent Center, 35 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT
Tel: (203) 834-1570
Will fit shoes to child's orthotics



Architectural Accessibility



Adaptive Environments Center
374 Congress Street, St. 301, Boston, MA 02110
Tel.  (617) 695-1225
Promotes accessibility thru educational programs, technical assistance, publications.

Center for Universal Design
North Carolina State University, School Design, Box 8613, Raleigh, NC  27695-8613 • Tel. (800) 647-6777
Design information and assistance for construction of new housing and home modifications

C.I.L. – Corp. for Independent Living
30 Jordan Lane, Wethersfield, CT 06109
Tel. (860) 563-6011
www.cilhomes.com
Provides assistance in construction and adapting homes for people’s needs.



Augmentative and Alternative Communication Resources
The following is a list of facilities and private practitioners who are
providing AAC evaluations and consultations.

 

 

Connecticut Center for Augmentative Communication
B. J. Nelson,  M.S. CCC/SLP
St. Vincent's Special Needs Services
95 Merritt Blvd., Trumbull, CT 06611
Tel. (203) 386-2722 • Fax (203) 377-8950

Connecticut Children's Hospital
Speech and Hearing Clinic
Tel: (860) 545-9000 • Tel. (860) 545-9000

CREC (Plainville)
Tel: Carolann Cormier (860) 747-2112
Fax: (860) 747-5005

Datahr (Brookfield)
Tel: (203) 775-4700

EastConn (Mainsfield)
Tel: Debbie Richards (860) 455-0707

ConSAAC-Connecticut Society for Augmentative and Alternative Comm.
Tel. (860)545-9000

Laura Giovanetti (C.E.S.)
Tel. (203) 365-8891

Phoebe Tucker (Private Practice)
Tel: (203) 929-6455

University of Connecticut, Storrs
Tel: (860) 486-2629

Debbie Wilkowski (Private Practice)
Tel:  (203) 378-1823-Stratford

 

 

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Manufacturers/Vendors

 

 

AbleNet, Inc.
1081 10th Avenue, S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55414
Tel. (800) 322-0956 or (612) 379-0956, Fax (612) 379-9143
Web: www.ablenetinc.com
Products include switches, communication aids, environmental control units, mounting systems and research-based resource books to promote independence.

Adaptivation, Inc.
ISU Research Park, 2501 North Loop Drive, Ames, IA 50010
Tel.  (800) 723-2783   Fax  (515) 296-9910
       (515) 296-7171
Line of communication aids for people with severe and profound mental and physical disabilities; Voice Pal, Voice Pal Plus, Taction Pads, switches for environmental control, personal pagers.

Attainment Company
P.O. Box 930160, Verona, WI 53593-0160
Tel. (800) 327-4269 or  (608) 845-7880
Manufacturer of life skills programs and picture communication cards.

Crestwood Company
6625 North Sidney Place, Milwaukee, WI 53209
Tel. (414) 352-5678 • Fax (414) 352-5679
Communication aids for children and adults.

Don Johnston Development Equipment, Inc.
P.O. Box 639, 1000 N. Rand Road, Bldg 15, Wauconda, IL 60084-0639
Tel. (800) 999-4669 Fax (847) 526-4177
Manufactures "Speaking Dynamically".

Imaginart Products
307 Arizona Street, Bisbee, AZ 85603
Tel. (800) 828-1376 • Fax (602) 432-5134
Manufacturers Pick'n Stick communication symbols and Talk 4 Me software that transforms a PC into a communicative device.

Innocomp
26210 Emery Road, Suite 302, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
Tel. (800) 382-8622 • Fax (216) 464-3638
Speech output devices for alternative communication - "Say-it-All", "Say-it-Simply Plus," "Scan-it-All".

Intellitools, Inc.
55 Leveroni Court, Suite 9, Novato, CA 94949
Tel. (800) 899-6687 • Fax (415) 382-5950
Dynamic keyboard adaptation makes computing fun and accessible.  Ideal for persons with physical, visual, or cognitive difficulties.  "Intellikeys," "Overlay Maker," "IntelliTalk."

Mayer-Johnson Company
P.O. Box 1579, Solana Beach, CA 92075-1579
Tel. (619) 550-0084    Fax (619) 259-5726
Develops educational materials using picture communication symbols; pictures also available through software for making communication boards.

Sentient Systems Technology, Inc.
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 630, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Tel. (800) 344-1778 • Fax (412) 381-5241
Manufactures "Dynavox" - a powerful communication aid that offers people with speech difficulties a whole new level of empowerment.

TASH, Inc. (Technical Aids and Systems for the Handicapped, INC.)
91 Station Street, Unit 1, Ajax, Ontario L1S 3H2, Canada
Tel. (800) 463-5685 • Fax (905) 686-6895
Switches, communication aids, and environmental controls.

Toys for Special Children & Enabling Devices, Inc.
385 Warburton Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
Tel. (800) 832-8697 • Fax (914) 478-7030
www.enablingdevices.com
Offers a variety of augmentative communicators, switches, assistive devices,
specialized toys and adaptive technology.

WORDS+, Inc.
43700 17th Street West, Suite 202, Lancaster, CA. 93534-4661
Tel. (800) 869-8521 or (805) 266-8500, Fax  (805) 266-8969
Markets communication and computer access systems.

ZYGO Industries, Inc.
P.O. Box 1008, Portland, OR 97207
Tel. (800) 234-6006 • Fax (503) 684-6011
Digital recording communication systems - "MACAW", "MACAW Words", picture accessories, and "LightWriter", also exotic talking birds.

For more information on members contact:
CAMA (Communication Aid Manufacturers Association)
518-26 Davis Street, Suites 211-212, Evanston, IL, 60201
Tel. (800) 441-2262 • Fax 708-869-5689

 

 

Computer Hardware Resources

 

 

Apple Computer Company-Disability Line
One Infinite Loop, MS 301-3ED,Cupertino, CA 95014
Tel. (800) 600-7808 • Tel. (408) 996-1010
Sources of peripherals and software for persons who need alternative input and output  devices for computer access.

IBM (Special Needs Systems)
1000 NW 51st Street, Boca Raton, FL 33429
Tel. (800) 237-4824 or 407-982-9099
Call for a catalog of educational software and access products. Assists users with mobility, vision, speech/hearing, and attention/memory challenges.

Moonlight – Irene Watson and Celia-Vose-Watson
1275 Cromwell Avenue, Unit 8-14, Rocky Hill, CT  06067
Tel, (860) 257-9500; 1-(800) 246-0217 Fax (860) 257-9444
Tel. (860) 537-0217  (local vendor)
Sells educational software, accessories, & adaptive devices for computer access. for learning and physical disabilities.

Prentke Romich Company
1022 Heyl Road, Wooster, OH 44691
Tel. (800) 262-1933  Fax (330) 263-4829
Line of computer access products that allow people with physical disabilities
to do things like draw, play games or surf the net using their computers.

 

 

Computer Software Resources and Adaptations

 

Don Johnston Development Equipment, Inc.
P.O. Box 639, 1000 N Rand Road, Bldg 15, Wauconda, IL 60084-0639
Tel. (800) 999-4669 • Fax (847) 526-4177
Catalog of range of products for accessibility; has a variety of switch access and   scanning software.

E.C.S. Exceptional Children's Software
P.O. Box 487, Hays, KS  67601
Tel. (913) 625-9281

Edmark Corporation
6727 185th Avenue, NE, Redmond, VA  98052
Tel. (800) 556-8430

JESANA, Ltd.
979 Saw Mill  River Road,  Yonkers, New York 10710
Tel. (800) 443-4728   Fax  (914) 376-0021
Augmentative communication and environmental control devices available.

Laureate Learning Systems
110 E. Spring Street, Winooski, VT 05404
Tel. (800) 562-6801
Educational talking software for early intervention/preschool; peripherals for access.

Marblesoft
12301 Central Avenue NE, Suite 205, Blaine, MN  55434
Tel. (612) 755-1402   Fax  (612) 862-2920
Catalog contains software for early learning.

Moonlight -Irene Watson
1275 Cromwell Avenue, Unit 8-14, Rocky Hill, CT  06067
Tel. (860) 257-9500 or 1-(800) 246-0217 Fax (860) 257-9444
Sells educational software, accessories, & adaptive devices for computer access.  Coordinates a user group out of Newington Children's Hospital campus.

Prentke Romich Company
1022 Heyl Road, Wooster, OH 44691
Tel. (800) 262-1933
A variety of A.A.C. software and computer adaptations.

 

 

Organizations & Databases

 

 

ABLEDATA
8401 Colesville Road, Suite 200, Silverspring, MD 20910
Tel. (800) 227-0216 • www.abledata.com
Referral center of assistive devices for persons with disabilities

ABLE-INFORM Bulletin Board 301-589-3563

Compuplay Resource Centers-National Lekotek Center
2100 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
Tel. (800) 366-PLAY
Provides computer classes, activities, and services for children with special needs.

Family Village
www.familyvillage.wisc.edu
A global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with cognitive and other disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support.

NARIC
1010 Wayne, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Project Link
3435 Main Street, Buffalo, NY  14214
Tel: (800) 628-2281
Provides information about assistive technology and assistive devices.

Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports (VASS)
P.O. Box 139, Killington, VT 05751
Phone: 802-786-4991 Fax: 802-786-4986
Email: office@vermontadaptive.org
www.vermontadaptive.org/
Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports (VASS) is committed to furthering the equality and independence of individuals with disabilities by providing access to sports and recreational activities.

 

 

Rehabilitation Technology Supports

 

 

Adaptive Technology Lab, Southern Connecticut State University
Engelman Hall, Room 5
501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515
Tel. (203) 392-5799
Provide assessment and/or training for computer access for people with, sensory, physical and learning disabilities.

BIO\NEXUS
Contact:  Lou Esposito, P.O. Box 1129, Madison, CT  06443
Tel. (800) 485-5040
Assess job/school demands and person's capabilities and eliminates obstacles in order for person to participate.

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