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Since 1989 the Adaptive Computer and Communication Technology (ACCT) program at Ability KC has been providing opportunities for greater success and independence through the use of assistive technology.

Children, adults and families work with an experienced team to identify, acquire and learn how to use assistive technology tools for everyday needs in their home, work, school and community. The ACCT team works closely with outpatient medical rehabilitation, therapeutic preschool and employment services at Ability KC as well as educational, medical and vocational professionals in the community to maximize the benefits of assistive technology to support children and adults achieving their greatest abilities. Individuals may schedule services specifically for the ACCT program or in conjunction with other programs offered at Ability KC.

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of individuals use Assistive Technology to increase their participation in the community
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of individuals use Assistive Technology to engage in in employment and school settings.
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of participants served continue to use their equipment and skills one year after program participation.
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of participants use their assistive technology at work, school or in the community to enhance their independence through communication.

Services introduce individuals to tools and strategies for:

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Adapted Access to Computers and Other Forms of Everyday Technology
  • Adaptive Gaming
  • Home and environmental Modifications
  • Message Banking
  • Tools For Learning Difficulties Related to Reading and Writing
  • Voice Banking

Services lead to improvements in:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Congenital & Developmental Disabilities
  • Communication & Language Disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysarthria
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Locked-In Syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • One-handed and One-Finger Typists
  • Organizational Difficulties
  • Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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