Assistive Technology Program
Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center offers state-of-the-art evaluation, consultation, and treatment programs for clients who require assistive technology to live, work and/or go to school as independently as possible. The WWRC Assistive Technology (AT) Program is part of the statewide Virginia Assistive Technology System, which provides services to individuals with disabilities across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Services are available to adolescents and adults, with an emphasis on work and independent living. In partnership with persons with disabilities and rehabilitation professionals, interdisciplinary Assistive Technology Teams provides comprehensive interdisciplinary technology assessments and customized technology services to improve a client’s employment potential, foster independence, and promote full inclusion in society through the use of assistive technology.
Assistive Technology Services
- Assistive Listening and Alerting Devices (ALAD)
- Assistive Computer Technology (ACT)
- Adaptive Driving
- Augmentative & Alternative Communication
- Electronic Aids to Daily Living (EADL)
- Home, School, and Worksite Modifications
- Wheelchair Seating and Mobility
- Rehabilitation Engineering
- Recycling Program
Assistive Technology (AT) Evaluation
This service involves a comprehensive and individualized evaluation by a team of competent, licensed professionals with both clinical and technical expertise in assistive technology. The interdisciplinary team evaluates and assesses various components and devices simultaneously. The team consults and works together to determine and interface the most appropriate assistive technology device(s) that are consistent with a client’s abilities and meet specific goals.
The Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Department acts as a primary liaison with insurances and other funding resources to purchase the recommended assistive technologies after funding is identified. The Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority is a low interest loan program that assists Virginians with disabilities to get the assistive technology they need.
AT Delivery and Fitting Services
The interdisciplinary team which provided the evaluation oversees the fitting, adjustments, modifications and delivery of assistive devices. This team evaluates, assesses and educates clients in the appropriate operation, functional use and maintenance of purchased devices.
|Assistive Computer Technology (AssistiveComputerTechInfo@wwrc.virginia.gov)|
|Phone||800-345-9972, Ext. 5403327117 or 540-332-7117|