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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...

Happy Halloween from FAAST!

Happy Halloween from FAAST!

Happy Halloween! Are you planning on going out trick or treating or staying in to pass out candy with festive activities? No matter how you are celebrating, we want to make sure your AT is ready to celebrate with you! Program your AAC Devices  Program your AAC device...

Hiring People with Disabilities

Hiring People with Disabilities

In observance of Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) you may be wondering what you should do in regards to hiring a person with a disability. The first thing to consider is the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). There are a few rules you must follow and...

iOS 13 and PadOS Accessibility Updates

iOS 13 and PadOS Accessibility Updates

Hi Friends, A few weeks ago, Apple Launched iOS 13 and introduced PadOS, an operating system exclusively for iPads. We were excited to try out the new accessibility features so we could share how they can help you control your devices more independently. iPhones and...

Android 10 Features for Universal Accessibility

Android 10 Features for Universal Accessibility

Hey FAAST Friends! When I got into the office today, my Google Pixel popped up with a system update for Android 10. As an Android power user, I got a little more excited than I probably should have.  After reading through the details of the update I have picked out a...

How can FAAST Help with Back to School?

How can FAAST Help with Back to School?

FAAST can help your student go back to school prepared. While we always recommend going through your school’s procedures with the development of an IEP, or Individualized Education Program, a document under United States law that is developed for each public school...

Wheelchair users to host a town hall

Wheelchair users from across the country will host a virtual town hall meeting on Aug. 13 at 7 PM EST.  The purpose of the town hall is to educate the public on HR 2708 Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act.  A press release for the event...

Are changes coming to the iBudget?

The Agency for Health Care (AHCA) and the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) have started developing an alternative delivery model for home-and community-based services, commonly referred to as the “iBudget waiver.” The Florida Legislature directed the...

FAAST Approves 2020 State Legislative Priorities

FAAST Approves 2020 State Legislative Priorities

During its July meeting, the Florida Assistive Technology Advisory Council’s Public Policy Committee approved its initial list of 2020 State Legislative Priorities.  The Council feels it is imperative to begin working on its state legislative platform because the next...

21st Annual Family Cafe

21st Annual Family Cafe

 The Annual Family Café is the Nations largest Cross-Disability Event! Since 1998, The Annual Family Café has brought together thousands of individuals with disabilities and their family members for three days of information, training, and networking. The 21st Annual...

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