Resources

Upcoming Assistive Technology Training Webinars

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ 3:00PM Eastern
“Understanding the Basic Optics of Low Vision Aids!”
Speaker: Lynne P. Noon, OD, FAAO, Diplomate in Low Vision Rehabilitation, founder of ViewFinder Low Vision Resource 
Centers, AZ Approved for 1 ACVREP Credit! 

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Effective AT Implementation: A Coaching Inspired Model
Thursday, April 11, 2019 3:30 – 4:30 PM EST
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You Should See What They’re Saying: More AAC Talking with Data Logging
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 3:30 – 4:30 PM EST
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Tuesday, April 9th Creating An Accessible Word DocumentMaking sure that the documents you create are accessible to a larger audience is not only good practice but also good for business. To have your documents be accessible to people who use assistive technology ensures that they are able to be read by a larger audience. This Training will show you the important parts of making a Microsoft Word Document accessible. Who knows, you might even learn something more about assistive technology in the process!
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Tuesday, May 14thFinding FUNding for Recreational Assistive TechnologyWe all need more recreation activities in our lives.  For Floridians with disabilities, it is especially important to find safe, comfortable, fun, and accessible activities.  Adaptive recreation is a concept which provides opportunities for persons with disabilities to participate in recreational activities.  Adaptive recreation typically includes modifications to activities and assistive technology.  Unfortunately, funding for adaptive recreation is limited.   Health care plans, Medicare, and Medicaid do not fund these activities and equipment.  FAAST continues its assistive technology funding series with Finding FUNding for Recreation.  This webinar will show participants how and where to find adaptive recreation in Florida and methods to fund these activities.  Highlights of the webinar include an introduction to the Florida Disabled Outdoor Association (FDOA) and its featured event, Sportsability, resources for veterans with disabilities, and other financial assistance through grants and fundraising.
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June 5-7 Exact Date TBA*Transition: Taking the Next StepsGrowing up can be tough and navigating the system as a person with a disability can be even more difficult. However, with the right information and persistence you can make transitioning a breeze! Today, you will learn about early steps transitioning from ages zero to three as well as school age transitioning and going from school into the workforce.  Resources like Project 10: Florida’s Transition Education Network will be discussed giving you the knowledge to begin taking the steps to get what you need as a person with a disability in whatever stage of transition you are in.*FAAST will be at The 21st Annual Family Cafe during this training webinar so we will have more details to come.

The New Horizon Loan Program

The New Horizon Loan Program is an alternative assistive technology finance program under the Assistive Technology Act of 2004, Section 4 (e)(2)(A). The purpose of this program is to assist individuals with disabilities finance assistive technology at reasonable interest rates.

The program also offers a telework and self-employment loan, which can assist with the funding of assistive technology and equipment for individuals for work or seeking self-employment opportunities.

While the first hope for applicants is available funding sources such as grants, benefits, and gifts. The team at FAAST understands this is not always the case.

The New Horizon Loan Program can be a great alternative in these situations and provides loans with preferred interest rates, flexible terms, and no prepayment penalties.

While the NHLP still has requirements for credit and debt to income, they are typically more flexible or lower than traditional banking requirements.

Apply: https://faast.org/services/nhlp/

Care Credit

CareCredit is different from a regular credit card. Use it to pay for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by medical insurance, and special financing options are available that you may not be able to get with other cards.

Pay for health, and wellness care at over 200,000 enrolled providers across the nation. Once you’ve applied, you can use it again and again at any location that accepts CareCredit. With shorter term financing options of 6, 12, 18 or 24 months no interest is charged on purchases of $200 or more when you make the minimum monthly payments and pay the full amount due by the end of the promotional period. If you do not, interest is charged from the original purchase date.**Subject to credit approval. Details and Terms CareCredit also extends longer term healthcare financing for 24, 36, 48 or 60-month periods with Reduced APR and Fixed Monthly Payments Required Until Paid in Full. Purchases of $2,500 or more qualify for the 60-month offer with a 16.9% APR (24, 36 and 48 financing terms are for purchases of $1,000 or more with a 14.9% APR).**

Please call to get current Interest rates and payment plans that we offer for the product you are interested in purchasing. Thanks!

Apply: https://www.carecredit.com/apply/