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Assistive Technology Funding Guide 2020

One of the leading obstacles in obtaining assistive technology is finding the money to pay for it. There are a wide variety of public and private entities that can assist with the purchase of equipment, but because the field of assistive technology is always changing,...

Beit Issie Shapiro Webinar Series

Beit Issie Shapiro Webinar Series

Hello Everyone,FIU Embrace, along with Beit Issie Shapiro, will be hosting a three-part webinar series: Webinar 1: Assistive Technology and Inclusive Design: What's on the Market for People with Disabilities, Approaches and Global Trends Webinar 2: When Technology...

FAAST STRATEGIC PLAN 2020 DRAFTED

FAAST STRATEGIC PLAN 2020 DRAFTED

Hi friends! The Assistive Technology Advisory Council and FAAST Staff have been working hard to put together the 2020 Strategic Plan. The ATAC/Board will be approving this on a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 29, from 9:00-10:00 a.m. EST. Specific meeting...

New Executive Director Whitney Harris

A Welcome Message from FAAST’s New Executive DirectorIt is my great pleasure to address you all for the first time in my new position as the Executive Director of FAAST, Inc. I am extremely humbled and honored to have the opportunity to advance our mission of...

Clean your Assistive Technology

Clean your Assistive Technology

Over the past few weeks, you've been reminded daily not to touch your face and to wash your hands. What about the devices you are touching all day long, such as your communication device, switch, or magnifier? These assistive technology (AT) devices are made primarily...

Temporary Changes to FAAST Programs, Services, and Operations

Temporary Changes to FAAST Programs, Services, and Operations

As you know, COVID-19 is in Florida. During this period of time, we will continue to offer Floridians the best service and level of care possible. To help limit the spread of the virus, FAAST offices will operate at limited capacity with a majority of team members...

Children’s Week at the State Capitol

Children’s Week at the State Capitol

Join thousands of Florida’s families, students, teachers, and advocates at the Florida State Capitol during the week of January 26, 2020 for a celebration of our greatest gifts – our children! Now in its 25th year, Children’s Week advocates for children’s health,...

17 New Emojis to Express Yourself

17 New Emojis to Express Yourself

Apple added 17 new emojis to help you express yourself!   We use emojis daily to express ourselves; these little pictures can help clarify our tone or illustrate our words. They take a simple text and add meaning and emotion to it. Plus, they're just fun to use....

Changes coming to iBudget Waiver

Changes coming to iBudget Waiver

“This is the fight we cannot afford to lose.” Karen Clay, former FAAST Board of Directors member and disability advocate, was interviewed last month by Elizabeth Koh, of the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times’ shared Tallahassee bureau. The topic of the interview was...

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