Family Support



Assistive Technology

Assistive technology is the name for the wide range of technology that helps individuals perform functions that might be otherwise difficult or impossible. Below are local assistive technology resources.

Resource Contact Information

AAC Institute
Provides speech and language services for children and adults of all ages. Specializing in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) -related services, including evaluations and treatment.
Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3
Allegheny County, excluding the City of Pittsburgh
Augmentative Communication Consultants, Inc.
Represents manufacturers of augmentative communication and assistive technologies, offering demonstrations, workshops and consultation.
Carnegie Library Of Pittsburgh
Library For The Blind And Physically Handicapped

Provides recorded books and magazines on free loan, as well as equipment for replaying, large-print books, and described videos.
The Center For Assistive Technology
Helps individuals with disabilities obtain or maintain gainful employment through the use of technology, Provides assistive technology education programs.
The Children's Institute
Helps individuals with disabilities obtain or maintain gainful employment through the use of technology, Provides assistive technology education programs.
Community College Of Allegheny County
Tobii Dynavox
Communication devices and software.
Easter Seals of Western PA
Every Way Communications
Goodwill Industries Of Pittsburgh
Mobility Works
Adaptive vans, driving controls
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Pittsburgh District Office
One Place for Special Needs
Web site resource for special needs applications.
Pittsburgh-Mount Oliver Intermediate Unit 2
Prenke-Romich
SHOUT (Support Helps Others Use Technology)
Temple University Institute on Disabilities
Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT)

Lending library, device demonstration, and Reused and Exchanged Equipment Partnership (REEP)
CLASS (Community Living and Support Services)
Agent for PA Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF)

Provides low-interest loans for assistive technology.