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Assistive Technology in Kansas City

Assistive Technology

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Regain Independence Through Assistive Technology in Kansas City

Advancements in assistive technology have allowed more and more individuals to enjoy opportunities for greater success and independence.

Since 1989, Ability KC’s Adaptive Computer and Communication Technology (ACCT) program has been at the forefront of these advancements. Working with children, adults, and families, our experienced ACCT team is capable of helping individuals identify, acquire and utilize assistive technology tools for everyday needs in their home, work, school, and community.

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ACCT Prescription Form

ACCT Intake Form

Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation to ACCT Referral Form

Kansas Vocational Rehabilitation to ACCT Referral Form

5%

Re-hospitalization rate (10% below the national average)

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3,000

Over 3,000 patients and families served annually

$5 Million

$5 million in uncompensated, at-cost services for under-resourced individuals and families.

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250

Medical and vocational professionals

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Program Handbook

Get more details about the program and other services offered through Ability KC by reading through one of our available program handbooks.

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Our Process

What You Can Expect

Our Approach to Assistive Technology in Kansas City

Our Approach

Ability KC takes an integrated approach to our care services and disability care.

Our team will work with individuals to develop a care plan that can include intensive outpatient rehabilitation services, goal-based group therapies, and interest-based resources.

View Our Approach

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People We Serve

A Better Tomorrow Starts Here

Start your journey with Ability KC by using our online therapy planning tool, or feel free to reach out to our team regarding any questions or comments you may have.

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  • Case Study

    Clarence

    Clarence’s learning disability and dyslexia make it difficult for him to stay focused and engaged with written material.

    Before coming to Ability KC, he struggled to comprehend and retain what he was reading on his own. Through the ACCT program at Ability KC, Clarence began using computer technology to aid him in reading.

  • Case Study

    Jasmine

    Jasmine was referred to Ability KC for the Adaptive Computer and Communication Technology (ACCT) program because of a speech impairment after surviving a stroke as a child.

    The therapists at Ability KC identified TouchChat and Voice Chat as the best tools for Jasmine to communicate independently. As a result, Jasmine became more confident in expressing herself.

  • Case Study

    Dwayne

    Twenty-two years ago Dwayne came to Ability KC for the first time for assistive technology in Kansas City to open doors for computer access at his job.

    Through the years Dwayne has continued to return to Ability KC as technology evolves and advances for new communication devices.

    Benefits of Adaptive Technology

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    Highly Advanced Technology

    Nowhere else in the region offers the breadth of advanced technologies capable of improving the lives of those with disabilities.

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    Treatments/Technologies for All Ages

    Ability KC is capable of providing adaptive technology and outpatient medical rehabilitation services to patients ranging from preschool to senior age.

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    Personalized Treatments

    We strive to provide all patients with educational and treatment environments that are completely tailored to individual client needs throughout their continuum of care.

    Meet the Ability KC Team

    The staff at Ability KC are highly qualified professionals who are passionate about helping people of all ages achieve their unique goals.

    Each member of our team is committed to providing the highest level of care and to helping patients reach their full potential.

    Meet Our Team

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Learn More About Ability KC

    With a rich history that spans over 75 years, Ability KC has provided services that have helped change and shape the lives of thousands.

    Our organization is proud to serve over 3,000 individuals with disabilities and their families annually, and we’ll continue to work tirelessly to help the members of our community reach their greatest potential.

    Our History

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