Adult Assistive Technology Program
Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI)
This proposal aims to develop a new program within DDI to enhance the communicative ability of individuals with limited expressive and receptive language skills. the Adult Assistive Technology Project will begin with the acquisition of a variety of tools that can enhance communicative abilities for an initial group of 30 adults with ASD, as well as increase supplies to administer alternative and augmentative speech and assistive technology evaluations. By utilizing new computer hardware and software, as well as both mid- and high-tech Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices, DDI speech pathologists will be able to appropriately evaluate participants and determine eligibility for individual purchases of AAC devices.