NEAT 1st Time Visitors Guide

Who We Serve

One out of five people in the United States has a disability.

The NEAT Center serves people of all ages with all types of disabilities. This includes disabilities caused by accidents, illness, disease, chronic conditions and aging. It also includes both physical and intellectual disabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

People who benefit include:

  • People with disabilities and their families
  • Seniors
  • Employers and businesses
  • Educators, school administrators and superintendents
  • Students of any age
  • Disability advocates
  • Therapists and clinicians
  • Medical and healthcare professionals
  • Disability Product Vendors
  • Referral sources
  • State agencies and policy makers
 

Our Services

Assistive Technology, AT for Blind/Low Vision and Alternative Augmentative Communication Services– provides school-based training and technical assistance on-site at the NEAT Center at Oak Hill (locations) or off-site at schools in communities throughout the state (school district members); provides professional development


Equipment Restoration Center (ERC) – provides personal consultations to people with temporary or permanent disabilities with equipment and services they need to live, learn and work.  We accept donations of gently used disability equipment which is repaired and restored and sold to consumers at a savings of 50% to 80% of the original price when new. See our Inventory


Demonstration Center – comprised of a Computer Lab, Training and Evaluation Rooms; an Exposition Hall and an Information and Resource Library; provides resources and information on today’s disability equipment and services; ability to try out the latest technology through expositions, product demonstrations; trainings and workshops


Membership – a member organization with many benefits: free and reduced priced professional development classes; unlimited use of the Lending Library; members only events, reduced rate to rent the facility; and much more. 

Blindness Related Services and Supports

  • a wide variety of blind and low vision equipment and services
  • blind and low vision technology assessment and training provided for adults in their own home or at their work site
  • blind and low vision recommendations for human resource professionals to assist their employees
  • job readiness assistance and computer training for adults interested in meaningful employment
  • computer training programs
  • identify transportation options
  • assistance on enhancing interview skills
  • summer camp for youth with low vision and blindness
  • Vision Open Houses

Professional Development – year round training and speaker’s series, course curriculum offered in Assistive Technology (AT) services, programs and products; opportunities for continuing education units 

Rental Information – is a fully accessible facility with 12,500 square feet of flexible space to accommodate a wide variety of events. Learn more

 

 

Where is the NEAT Center at Oak Hill located?

The NEAT Center currently has two locations, but has plans to expand in Connecticut and New England

  1. Hartford:  120 Holcomb Street; corners of Holcomb and Coventry Streets (directions)
  2. Stratford: 80 Ferry Boulevard (directions) – a partnership with Access Independence
  3. Waterbury: 84 Progress Lane (directions) - a partnership with the Western CT Area Agency on Aging
 

NEAT Center is a nonprofit

A program of Oak Hill, a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation
 

Hours of operation

Hartford – Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM; open first Saturday of each month; closed most national and federal holidays

Satellite Site - Stratford – Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 4:00PM; each Tuesday, scheduled appointments

Satellite Site - Waterbury - By appointment only

For more information or to schedule an appointment at one of our satellite site, please contact Don Hoerman at 860-286-3106 or Email: Donald.Hoerman@oakhillct.org

 

How do I get started?

Call us today at (860) 243-2869; toll free in CT (866) 526-4492; (860) 286-3113 TTY or email us at info@neatmarketplace.org;

 
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