Assistive technology is a powerful tool that can help people with disabilities adapt to their environment and unlock their independence. The ADAPT Community Network provides personalized assessments, selection, instruction, and introduction to the needs of each individual. Our assistive technology includes modifications to vision, hearing, communication, daily life and environmental control. Our ADAPT TechWorks centers in Brooklyn and Manhattan specialize in assistive technology devices and services to help people maintain and increase their independence. At our TechWorks centers, visitors can try and borrow a variety of products designed to help and support people with disabilities.
These include adapted toys and switches, adapted computers and peripherals, wheelchairs and inserts, augmentative communication systems, everyday devices, home and workplace modifications, environmental control units, adapted phones and more. CUNY is committed to ensuring equal access and opportunities for students with disabilities through innovative support programs. Every CUNY campus has an Office of Disability Services that verifies the needs of students for reasonable accommodations and support services. They also provide counseling and referrals, and organize auxiliary aids and services such as assistive technology services, note takers, readers, sign language interpretation services, distance learning networks, priority registration, and alternative testing arrangements. Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary (BBF) accepts children between the ages of 5 and 12 who reside in the five boroughs of New York City. Since 1990, the New York State Assistive Technology Act Program (TRAID) has chosen the ADAPT Community Network as a regional technology center for New York City.
We provide free assistance to all children and adults in New York City; we educate them on how to use assistive technology devices effectively and acquire assistive technology for them, allowing them greater independence at home, school, workplace, and community. At ADAPT Community Network we understand that assistive technology can be expensive. That's why we offer a variety of resources to help families find the right device for their child's needs. We have a team of experts who can provide personalized assessments to determine which device is best suited for each individual. We also offer financial assistance programs to help families cover the cost of assistive technology devices. At ADAPT Community Network we are committed to helping children with special needs reach their full potential.
Our team of experts is dedicated to providing personalized assessments, selection, instruction, and introduction to the needs of each individual. We strive to provide the best possible assistive technology solutions so that children with special needs can live independent lives.