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Programs that provide access to cognitive/learning aids, control and signaling aids, daily living aids, hearing augmentation aids, mobility aids, prosthetic/orthotic/seating devices, recreational aids, speech aids and/or visual/reading aids on a custom design, loan, rental, sale or resale basis; which provide immediate cash or loans to help people who have insufficient resources to acquire the equipment they need; which modify commercial products to fit an individual's specific needs; or which repair equipment that is broken. (AIRS LH-0650)

3820 Blackhawk Road
Danville, CA 94506
Phone: 925-736-8234
Organization Name: Wheelchair Foundation
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Address:
3820 Blackhawk Road
Danville, CA 94506
Phone: 925-736-8234
Toll Free Phone: 877-378-3839
Fax: 925-648-0163
Email: info@wheelchairfoundation.org
Eligibility: Disabled individuals in need of wheelchair and without means to acquire
Services Provided:

A nonprofit organization with the goal to provide a free wheelchair to every child, teen and adult worldwide who needs one but has no means to acquire one.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 8/28/2020
Organization Name: University of Idaho
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Address:
1187 Alturas Drive
Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: 800-432-8324
Toll Free Phone: 800-432-8324
Fax: 208-885-6102
Eligibility: Idahoans with disabilities, their families and service providers.
Services Provided: The Idaho Assistive Technology Project (IATP) assists people with disabilities in obtaining the assistive technology they need to live more independent and productive lives. The IATP offers assessment services, information and referral, training, a low interest loan program, and recycling of used equipment.

The IATP maintains a statewide information and referral program that identifies agencies, support services, funding options, and other resources related to assistive technology. These resources are available to help persons with disabilities, their families, and service providers in the selection, acquisition, or use of assistive technology devices. Catalogs, informational fact sheets, and videos describing assistive technology devices and services are available at no charge.

Assistive Device Demonstration and Lending: Assistive technology demonstration and lending Centers are located across the state of Idaho. Each Center includes computer access demonstration stations for children and adults.

Assistive Technology Finance Program: The Idaho Assistive Technology Project facilitates a low interest loan program designed to help Idahoans finance assistive technology purchases. Any person with a disability, residing in Idaho, or any person acting on their behalf, may apply for a loan. This program is made possible through the combined efforts of KeyBank-N.A., Zions Bank, the Idaho Community Foundation, and the IATP.
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Computer Distribution Program: The IATP continues it's collaboration with Computers for Kids, Inc. and the SDE: Division of Special Education to be able to offer computers to Idaho students with disabilities, grades K thru 12 who have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

Equipment Exchange Program: The IATP operates a statewide used equipment exchange program through which devices can be found for receiving, repairing, and distributing quality used equipment to older persons and Idahoans with disabilities of all ages. This collaboration is known as the Idaho Assistive Technology Reutilization Project (IATRP). The IATRP offers a place to search for devices all in one place.

Information, Assistance, and Resources: The IATP maintains a statewide information and assistance program related to assistive technology. Handbooks, catalogs, informational fact sheets, and videos describing assistive technology devices and services are available at no charge to Idahoans.
Assistive Technology and Disability Resources
Equipment Exchange Program
Funding Options
Idaho AT Project Publications
Information and Communication Technology

Tools for Life Fair: Tools for Life Fairs are for students with disabilities and anyone who offers support as they transition from high school to college or work. The event includes presentations about secondary transition and assistive technology. Idaho Educators, Post Secondary Educators, therapists, counselors, service providers, job developers, and other rehabilitation specialists, and especially secondary students with disabilities and their families are encouraged to attend.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 1/17/2020
Address:
6801 Washington Ave S, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55349
Phone: 866-354-3254
Toll Free Phone: 800-328-8602
Fax: 952-828-6900
Email: info@starkeyfoundation.org
Eligibility: Based on income and assets
Services Provided: Starkey Hearing Foundation uses the gift of hearing to reflect caring and sharing and improve the lives of individuals, families and communities.

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Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 11/6/2020
Address:
P.O. Box 937
Littleton, CO 80160-0937
Phone: 303-798-2342
Eligibility: Low income individuals in need who are referred by professionals.
Services Provided:

Assists low income individuals with a range of needs including mobility equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, vehicle modifications such as hand controls and lifts), ramps and minor house modifications for accessibility, medical equipment (not including medical bills or back bills), and prostheses.  Applications accepted from referring professionals only (social worker, case manager, teacher, school counselor, minister, etc.).

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 10/30/2020
PO Box 11
Merion Station, PA 19066
Phone: 215.876.8500
Organization Name: Fun and Function
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Address:
PO Box 11
Merion Station, PA 19066
Phone: 215.876.8500
Toll Free Phone: 800.231.6329
Fax: 866.343.6863
Email: CustomerCare@FunandFunction.com
Services Provided: Sensory products for kids and adults. Offers search by product type, therapist recommendation, diagnosis, environment and more.

This is a for-profit online store.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 4/7/2020
Organization Name: University of Idaho
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Address:
322 E. Front St., Suite 200
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-364-4012
Eligibility: Individuals who are eligible for services include infants, toddlers, children, and youth (birth through age 21) who are deaf-blind or are suspected of being deaf-blind. Individuals may function as if they have such impairments when they respond inconsistently or inconclusively during clinical evaluations and/or to visual and auditory stimuli in the environment.
Services Provided: The Idaho Project for Children and Youth with Deaf-Blindness provides statewide technical assistance to support parents, teachers, service providers and other agency personnel who serve children and youth, birth through 21 years of age, with combined vision and hearing impairments.
Project services include:
  • Assistance in identification of individuals, birth through 21 years of age, who have combined vision and hearing loss
  • Provision of on-site or distance technical assistance (e.g., consultation, training) to families, school and agency personnel, and care providers of infants, toddlers, children, and youth who are deaf-blind
  • Monthly mailer sent to families and service providers of age-relevant information
  • Annual summer training
  • Lending library of toys, switches, books, instructional manuals, and DVDs on topics related to deaf-blindness
  • All services are provided free of charge
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 1/17/2020
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4215 Riverboat Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Phone: 877-865-9228
Address:
4215 Riverboat Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Phone: 877-865-9228
Toll Free Phone: 877-865-9228
Fax: 877-567-6244
Email: support@captioncall.com
Services Provided: CaptionCall is a phone that captions of what the other person is saying scroll while you talk so you can better understand the conversation. Available as a phone or as an app for iPad and iPhone.

Available for free with a professional certification form from a qualified professional certifying hearing loss and need for captioned telephone service.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 4/8/2020