A Resource & Education Center

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Oak Hill helps people with disabilities experience rich, fulfilling lives in their community. Through education, assistive technology, programs and advocacy, we support them at every stage of life. We also provide a robust array of services to those people who work with, live with, and care for, people challenged by disabilities.

The NEAT (New England Assistive Technology) Center at Oak Hill is a place to learn about the latest technologies, 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.

Our Mission: Oak Hill sets the standard, partnering with people with disabilities, to provide services and solutions promoting independence, education, health and dignity.

The Connecticut Institute for the Blind, Inc. (dba Oak Hill) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.

 

Membership

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Discounted benefits include: Members Only Events|Workshops|AT Assessments|Rental Space|Computer Lab|AT Lending Library

Membership is extended to: School Districts|Businesses, Employers, Non-Profits|Clinical Professionals|Libraries and Museums
Click here to view our Members List for FY 2016.

 

Workshops

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Learn about NEAT's Professional Development Classes. 

The NEAT on-line workshop calendar.


Download Attachment: 2015 - 2016 Curriculum
 

Borrow Equipment

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Are you a clinician and want to trial equipment for someone you serve? Then, you've come to the right place! Rifton and R82/Snug Seat have been generous enough to leave new equipment at NEAT for evaluation purposes. These pieces can be borrowed, by clinicians, at no charge, for UP TO 4 WEEKS for K-12. Click here to get started. *If you are a Birth to Three provider clinician and would like to borrow equipment, please visit the B23 portion of our website. Logon required.

 

E-Newsletter

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Sign up NOW for NEAT's e-newsletter. Brochure about NEAT.

 
Information For Featured News & Events

The NEAT Center is a program of Oak Hill


For People with Disabilities

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


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Medicaid

 
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Chapter 126 | An Oak Hill Center

Chapter 126 is an adaptive recreational sports and fitness center, open to youth, adults, veterans and seniors with physical disabilities. It is also one of NEAT's satellite centers. Click here to learn more!

 
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Camp Hemlocks | An Oak Hill Center

Easter Seals Camp Hemlocks offers maximum participation for CT’s youth, adults, veterans and seniors with physical or developmental disabilities along with their families, friends and caregivers. Click here for the Facebook site. For more information on the program or to apply for camp, please contact Jennifer Merkent at Jen.Merkent@oakhillct.org

 
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CRSE | An Oak Hill Center

Oak Hill's Center for Relationship and Sexuality Education is dedicated to providing information and teaching strategies on how you, as an educator or caregiver, can help the people you serve, make safe and healthy relationship/life choices. Click here to watch a video on the importance of this subject matter and on how to begin your teaching process. For more information, please visit our website or email: Katie.Hanley@oakhillct.org or Jacilyn.Fricks@oakhillct.org

 
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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 the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts, are eager to get veterans back to work, offering tax benefits to companies who hire them.

Learn more about our program

 
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Assistive Technology Assessments - Evaluations/Consultations

Are you looking for an assessment in: AT (Assistive Technology) or Blind/Low Vision Technology? Our professional staff are here to help! Click here to get started.

 

Business Hours and Contact Information

Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm | 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9:00am - 2:00pm | Closed on Sundays and most holidays.

Phone: (860) 243-2869 | Fax: (860) 286-3111 | Email: info@neatmarketplace.org

 

AAC Implementation: An Overview of Strategies and Activities

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is the use of any aided and unaided means of communication for those unable to meet communicative needs solely through natural speech. We will discuss and share tried and true implementation strategies for the use of AAC in the classroom, community and home setting. Click here for more information.

Date: 2-12-16

Fee: $100 members | $150 non-members

 

NEATís Member ATventures - Session 2 of 3

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NEAT invites staff from member districts to join us in an ATventure to learn about, network with others and explore the possibilities of assistive technology. This is a MEMBER'S only event. Click here for more information.

Date: 2-23-16

Fee: FREE for members

 
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Yoga is a fun way to increase body awareness, improve strength and flexibility, build concentration, support emotional stability and develop a greater sense of overall well-bing. Join us as we honor EVERYbody!

Date: 3-5-16

Time: 8:30 - 2:30

Fee: $120

Location: The Hemlocks Center | 85 Jones Street, Hebron, CT

Registration required by February 16, 2015

Please download the retreat packet and return with your registration.


Download Attachment: Retreat packet
 

Dyslexia - From Paper to Practice

In collaboration with the Dyslexia Society of CT, the NEAT Center is offering a day full of powerful and critical information in the field of Learning Disabilites and Dyslexia.

Date: 3-22-16

Time: 9am - 3:30pm

Fee: $150 NEAT members or DSCT members | $175 non-members

Click here for more information.

 

 

Achievement Through Technology

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The conference opens with Keynote speaker Sarah Biglow, a CT native and national author. Attendees may participate in workshop sessions, a Scavenger Hunt with chances to win door prizes, and much more!

For more information, click here.

Date: April 1st, 2016

Place: The Cromwell Crowne Plaza

 

ZoomText Fusion University

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Three-Day Training Course in Hartford, CT

If you are a teacher that needs to know how to use the latest screen magnification technology, an IT professional that needs to assist low vision clients, a student or current ZoomText customer who needs to know how to get the most out of ZoomText Fusion, then this hands-on training is just for you.

Click on the flyer link below for more information. 

When: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 through Thursday, April 21, 2016

Where: The NEAT Center,  Hartford, CT

Times: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $795 members  | $795 non-members

To register, please contact Kim Moore at: 802-367-6110, by e-mail at kmoore@aisquared.com or you can register online