Located in Des Moines, Iowa, Easterseals Iowa has served Iowans for nearly 100 years and has been the indispensable resource for people and families living with a disability. Now, as America faces a broad range of new issues, we make a major, positive, life-changing difference in the lives of people and families challenged by today’s disabilities. The work we do every day is redefining disability for the 21st century.
Assistive Technology Program
The Easterseals Iowa Assistive Technology Program works with Iowans to learn about and access the assistive technology they need as part of their daily lives to learn, work, play, and participate in community life safely and independently. The Easterseals Iowa assistive technology team serves Iowans of all ages with all types of disabilities, including persons who are aging. Assistive technology is any device that allows a person with a disability to perform a task they are unable to perform.
Traveling to Easterseals Iowa and the Assistive Technology Center
For a person with a disability, access to appropriate assistive technology can mean a more independent, productive life. But how does one go about understanding what is needed, how to obtain it, and how to finance it? The Easterseals Iowa Assistive Technology Program will help walk all Iowans through this learning curve. Services offered include:
Living Life to the Fullest
Meet Assistive Technology Client, Shantel Martin
I was introduced to the Easterseals Iowa Assistive Technology Center by Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Access to the Lending Library has been a life changing experience for me. It has given me that self-sufficiency that I didn’t have, nor that I knew I was really lacking or needing. The devices that I was able to take home and use have changed my life for the better - I have more freedoms. I have more energy even because I’m not struggling to find a way to do things. The Assistive Technology Center and the devices are wonderful. I feel completely blessed to have this place. And I am grateful for the changes that assistive technology and the team here have had on my life.
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