Technology can be so important in the lives of people with disabilities. Many technologies, however, are very expensive. It can also be difficult to determine from a YouTube video or a sales brochure which device is best suited for your particular situation. In these days of limited resources, you don't want to make a costly purchasing mistake.
For these reasons, Assistive Technology of Ohio offers a statewide program that gives people an opportunity to try out disability technology devices, free of charge! The AT Ohio Device Lending Library is located on the west campus of The Ohio State University and covers the entire disability spectrum. There is no charge for this service-_including free shipping! Check out this service and the eligible devices by going to: www.atohio.org.
A surrogate parent is a person who acts in place of the parent to make educational decisions on behalf of a child with a disability in all matters relating to the identification, evaluation and educational placement of the child and the provision of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to the child. If you are interested in becoming certified as a surrogate parent, please visit ohiosurrogateparents.org for the latest training and information resources.