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Assistive Technology Program

An individual in Lumibility's assistive technology program

Our Assistive Technology Department provides individuals with opportunities and support to enhance their lives and foster independence. Assistive Technology (AT) refers to tools, devices, and software that are designed to help individuals with differing intellectual and physical abilities to perform everyday tasks more easily and independently. By promoting independence, communication, skill development, and engagement, these technologies allow individuals to achieve a more inclusive and fulfilling life at home, in day programs, during transitions, and in the workplace. Through the experienced integration of AT, individuals can overcome challenges and gain independence.

Benefits of Assistive Technology

Independence: AT empowers individuals with I/DD to complete tasks on their own. It fosters a sense of autonomy and boosts self-confidence.

Communication: AT includes communication aids like speech-to-text software, picture communication boards, and apps that help individuals express themselves and interact with others effectively.

Skill Development: Skill development AT can include low-tech devices such as adaptive timers and calculators, as well as high-tech interactive apps and software that can help with learning new concepts, improving literacy, and enhancing proficiency skills.

Daily Living: In the home setting, AT can help with daily living tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and personal care. Voice-activated devices, smart home systems, and reminder apps can offer guidance and prompts.

Day Programs: During day programs, AT can facilitate engagement and participation. Touchscreen tablets with educational games, interactive learning tools, and communication apps can make learning more engaging and enjoyable.

Transition to Work: AT can aid in the transition from volunteer work to paid employment. Apps for time management, task organization, and job skill training can support a smoother transition.

Paid Employment: In the workplace, AT can enhance job performance. Screen readers, speech recognition software, and adapted keyboards can help individuals with I/DD effectively complete tasks and communicate with colleagues.

For more information, contact Jamie Martin, Assistive Technology Manager, at jmartin@lumibility.org.