Author: Kim Karwal is the Rural Solutions and Assistive Technology Center Coordinator at Easter Seals Iowa. She has worked for Easter Seals Iowa for five years and says she enjoys every moment! In her role she has a unique opportunity to travel the state to support farm family members with disabilities and provide assistive technology support for children and adults with disabilities and/or special needs.
The Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Program has several services to support Iowans with disabilities in trialing and obtaining Assistive Technology.
Demonstration Center : The Demonstration Center, located at Easter Seals Camp Sunnyside, showcases different types of assistive technologies. To schedule an appointment to tour the Demonstration Center or connect with team members email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 1-866-866-8782 (Toll Free), or 515-289-4069 (TTY).
Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program: Equipment is provided at a nominal fee and can be used for an unlimited length of time. Easter Seals seeks donations of used medical equipment for use in this program. The application for equipment and additional information can be found by visiting www.easterseals.com/ia/at or calling 515-309-2395 (Phone) or 515-289-4069 (TTY).
Lending Library : Equipment and resources are available for families, individuals, counselors and schools. Up to 5 pieces of equipment can be checked out for 30 days to find out if it will work for them before deciding to purchase from vendors. email@example.com, call 1-866-866-8782 (Toll Free), or 515-289-4069 (TTY).
Iowa Assistive Technology Exchange Program: This “classified ads” feature connects Iowans with the Assistive Technology they are in need of statewide. This service can be found at www.eastersealsiowa.at4all.com. For more information, please call 1-866-866-8782 (Toll Free), or 515-289-4069 (TTY).