Services for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Assistive Technology for Children and Adults at NEAT

Our Services

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The NEAT Center enables people with intellectual disabilities to accomplish their day-to-day activities at home, in the workplace and at school. Our highly trained staff is experienced with the needs of individuals with conditions like Prader Willi syndrome, hydrocephalus and acquired brain injuries. By combining the latest assitive technology with training and counseling, we have helped many people with intellectual disabilities achieve greater levles of indendence.

 

Employment Assistance, Education and Assistive Technology

The NEAT Center's programs for people with intellectual disabilities is available to both children and adults. Expert staff are available to conduct thorough assessments to identify each individual's most challenging tasks in their home and in their workplace. Within our Center, we offer:

Employment Assistance

Designed to help adults with intellectual disabilities prepare for different careers, develop interview skills and coordinate transportation.

Device Instruction

Individualized training and demonstrations of adaptive equipment and software designed especailly for people with intellectual disabilities. Training is also available to employers who work with these individuals.

Computer Instruction

Instruction on common office programs with special attention on "accessibility" features.

On-site Assessments

For homes and workplaces. NEAT staff will identify your unique living and working setups and provide assistive technology recommendations to maximize productivity and independence.

Getting Started:

Contact Amy Mindell at (860) 286-3119 or Amy.Mindell@oakhillct.org


 

Adaptive Equipment & Assistive Technology Services for People with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Assistive Technology Services  - individualized assessments
  • Adaptive devices and services that help to enhance independence and improve quality of life
  • School Based Training and Technical Assistance NEAT will come to you!  Build your staff or team’s AT knowledge base, create an AT team, gain more in-depth hands-on training regarding specific devices, or customize your needs
  • Expanded Curriculum includes:  Universal Design, No Child Left Behind, IDEA, Least Restrictive Environment, AT Funding and Evaluations, Autism, CMT Test Accommodations, and much more
  • Assistive Technology Lending Library – a service that loans assistive technology devices to paid professional members. Learn More about the benefits of being a member.
 

Other Services

 

 

Training

Oak Hill Professional Development

Comprehensive training for people in the community
Educators, Healthcare Professionals and those who care for people with disabilities

The following training modules offered to the community are:

  • American Red Cross Community CPR
  • American Red Cross Community First Aid and Safety
  • Defensive Driving (National Safety Council)
  • Signs and Symptoms/Basic Care Skills
  • Infection Control (OSHA)
  • Back Safety
  • Disability Awareness (vision and visual impairments)
  • Supporting Relationship and Sexuality
  • American Sign Language

For more information, please contact Jim Pellino, manager at (860)242-2274 or email at: Jim.Pellino@oakhillct.org