New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Resource & Education Center

The NEAT Center at Oak Hill enriches lives by enhancing independence and quality of life for people with disabilities including visual impairments.It sets the standard in providing innovative solutions, program excellence, services and advocacy for people with disabilities. The NEAT Center is a program of Oak Hill, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.

The NEAT Center at Oak Hill is a place to learn about products, equipment and services that assist people with day-to-day activities that they have trouble doing themselves, either because of a disability or the effects of aging. It is also a place to donate or buy durable medical equipment.

Learn about NEAT's Professional Development Classes.   

Download NEAT Center Brochure.


NEAT's Academic....

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Teachers are Learners too! Please join us in exploring the latest technologies that will help you help your learners. Download your copy and register NOW to "stay ahead of the curve"!

The NEAT on-line workshop calendar.

Download Attachment: 2014 Curriculum

Apps for Kids! At the NEAT Center


The NEAT E-Newsletter

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Sign up NOW for NEAT's E-Newsletter and stay current on all of the cutting-edge technologies, services, and events available at NEAT!


Become a NEAT Member!

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NEAT Membership offers diverse opportunities for professional development, access to information resources, discounts on rental space, computer lab usage and more for people with disabilities and their families, educators and school districts, businesses and employers, nonprofit organizations, clinicians and healthcare professionals.

School District Membership is extended to educators (general and special education), school administration, therapists and clinicians working with students within the school district. 

Click here for more information.

School Districts: Sign up to become a NEAT member!


Oak Hill supports all veterans who have served and sacrificed to defend our country.

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Oak Hill’s work with blind and visually impaired veterans through its New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center is critical to helping them return to self-sufficiency and employment. The Veterans’ Administration and states of Connecticut and Massachusetts are eager to get veterans back to work, offering tax benefits to companies who hire them. We have worked with the Veterans Administration for over seven years, servicing blind and low vision veterans of all ages in CT and MA. 

Learn more about our program


Walk for Dignified Rides for Seniors and The Visually Impaired

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Please join in on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the ITN Walk for Dignified Rides for Seniors and the Visually Impaired. All funds raised through the annual Walk are dedicated to ensuring these area residents can enjoy the independent living they truly deserve. Click here to register and for more information.


Download Attachment: Walk for Dignified Brouchure and Information
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The NEAT Center is a program of Oak Hill

For People with Disabilities

Blind/Visual Impairments
Deaf/Hearing Impairments
Intellectual Disabilities
Other Physical Disabilities
Multiple Disabilities

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App-tastic Classrooms

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In this workshop, participants will be introduced to a variety of ways that the iPad and its apps can be used in your classroom to increase motivation, collaboration and productivity. Click here for more information.

* Basic iPad navigation skills are needed.

Date: 4/24/14                  

Time:  9 am – 3 pm

Fee: $90 Members / $110 non-members

Includes contact hours for CEUs conversion and lunch.

Presenter: Nicole Feeney, M.Ed., Assistive Technology Specialist




Creating Content on the Go: Visual Supports on the iPad

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Visual supports are crucial tools to help our students with the learning and communication process. Click here for more information.

Please note: Basic iPad navigation skills are needed. These skills can be learned at NEAT's workshop, "App-tastic Beginnings in Special Education!”

Date: 4/28/14

Time: 9am - 3pm

Fee: $90 members / $110 non-members

Contact hours for CEUs conversion and lunch included

Presenter: Nicole Feeney, M.Ed., Assistive Technology Specialist



An Overview of Our Favorite Apps for Use by Those with Visual Impairments

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There are many, many apps available to help those with visual impairments.  Come see our favorites! Click here for more information.

Date: 5/8/14

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Fee: $50 members / $70 non-members.

Presenter: Steven Famiglietti, Manager, Blind Vocational Services

Lunch included.




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The NEAT Center at Oak Hill is proud to present its annual VISION OPEN HOUSE!

Come in and try the latest technologies! Speak with a wide variety of experts and vendors who can help you decide what's best for your vision needs! Click here for more information.

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Time: 10am - 1pm





iPad Playground

NEAT staff held an iPad Playground at the CT Tech Act Technology Conference. Download your copy of our apps presentation.

Download Attachment: iPad Playground

FETC Speaker

Nicole Feeney, M.Ed., presented at FETC in January. Download a copy of her favorite apps presentation here.


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