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Resources for New or Existing Reuse Programs

 

Getting Started or Improving Your Program

Resources for New or Existing Reuse Programs

 

 

Pass It On Center               http://www.passitoncenter.org/

Metro Atlanta 404-638-0390      Toll Free 1-800-497-8665 Metro TDD    404-486-6333       TDD:      1-866-373-7778

The Pass It On Center (PIOC), or National AT Reuse Center, was established and supported with a cooperative agreement awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services from 2006-2013. It currently is administered AMAC, a unit of the Georgia Institute of Technology. The Center’s Web site is the home for the latest news about AT reuse and a number of valuable resources for AT reuse programs. It includes a database of reuse programs in all states and territories in which programs create profiles voluntarily. Major reuse conferences are announced on the site.

 

Indicators of Quality for AT Reuse

The first set of quality indicators for AT reuse was developed by the Pass It On Center staff in cooperation with the National Task Force, the National Assistive Technology Technical Assistance Partnership and representatives from reuse programs around the country. These indicators are intended to represent promising practices in all areas of activity for AT reuse. A link to the indicators can be found on the PIOC home page.

 

Online Program Assessment Tool

The Indicators of Quality for AT Reuse were used to design an online tool to assess the status of an existing program. This simple interactive checklist provides references for areas that need improvement. It is available freely to all through a link from the PIOC homepage or at http://passitoncenter.org/IQATReuse/

 

Knowledge Base

PIOC has an open-access knowledge base of information about AT reuse activities and operations. It includes articles, checklists, forms, models, examples, presentations and videos on all categories related to reuse. Much of the content has been donated by existing programs to facilitate the expansion of reuse.

 

Webinars

PIOC, in cooperation with the Assistive Technology Industry of America (ATIA), offers free webinars on topics of interest to the AT reuse community. Announcements of upcoming webinars are posted on the home page. To receive e-mail notices, requests should be sent to liz@passitoncenter.org. Audio, written transcripts and presentations from prior webinars are archived on the PIOC site. See the WEBINARS tab at the top of the home page.

 

Technical Assistance

Members of the PIOC staff respond to requests for assistance related to program start-up and development. Requests or questions may be to submitted to the staff through the Contact Us tab under the HOME menu at http: www.passitoncenter.org or by going directly to https://www.passitoncenter.org/Inquiry/Inquiry.aspx.

 

 

OTHER AT-RELATED RESOURCES

 

Assistive Technology Industry Association

http://www.atia.org/

The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) is a not-for-profit membership organization of manufacturers, sellers and providers of technology-based assistive devices and/or services. ATIA partners with the Pass It On Center (PIOC) to promote safe and effective reuse of assistive technology. ATIA and PIOC collaborate to provide AT reuse education through the ATIA annual conferences and the ongoing PIOC webinars.

Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP)

http://www.ataporg.org

 

The Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP) is a national, member-based organization, comprised of state Assistive Technology Act Programs funded under the Assistive Technology Act (AT Act). ATAP manages a national database that collects data on AT reuse.

 

The Catalyst Project at RESNA http://resnaprojects.org/

 

 

The Catalyst Project is funded to provide assistance to the AT Act grantees to assist them in reducing barriers and increasing access to assistive technology (AT) devices and services for consumers with disabilities of all ages. This project also provides technical assistance in the areas related to universal design, state procurement actions and funding of AT.  Catalyst works with the Pass It On Center to promote AT reuse.

 

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/nidrr/index.html

 

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research is part of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS) in the U.S. Department of Education. NIDRR supports a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities.

 

 

INTERNET LINK WARNING

Please note that by selecting an Internet link you will be directed to an external site, and the Pass It On Center does not control the content of the site.

 

DISCLAIMER

This work was initiated under a cooperative agreement awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, and is administered by the Pass It On Center, a program of AMAC at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).  However, the contents of this publication do not necessarily represent the policy or opinions of the Department of Education, or Georgia Tech, and you should not assume endorsements of this document by the Federal government or Georgia Tech.

 

 

 

 

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Title: Resources for New or Existing Reuse Programs
Module: Organization
Author: Trish Redmon
Audience: Implementer
Sub Title:
Procedure: Where to find information
Organization Source: Pass It On Center
Last Reviewed: 10-15-2013 6:25 AM