Available Technologies for Individuals with Disabilities information Sheet from www.PACER.org

Assistive Technology for Infants, Toddlers and Young Children with Disabilities information sheet from www.PACER.org

Above articles are reprinted with permission from PACER Center, Minneapolis, MN, (952) 838-9000. www.pacer.org. All rights reserved.


Assistive devices which assist with self care include such things as adapted utensils, specially designed toilet seats, and aids for tooth brushing, washing, dressing, and grooming.

  • manual wheelchair
  • power wheelchair
  • bus lift
  • supportive classroom chair
  • stander
  • walker
  • lift for transfers
  • positioning device
  • canes or crutches
  • adapted commode
  • suctioning device
  • braces or supports
  • lap sized easel
  • desk top lazy susan
  • Non-slip materials to hold things in place
  • Universal cuff/strap to hold items in a hand
  • Color-coded items for easier locating and identifying
  • Adaptive eating utensils (e.g. foam handles, deep sides)
  • Adaptive drinking devices (e.g. cup with cut out rim)
  • Adaptive dressing equipment (e.g. button hook, elastic shoe laces, Velcroâ„¢ instead of buttons, etc.)
  • Adaptive devices for hygiene (e.g. adapted toothbrushes, raised toilet seat, etc.)
  • Adaptive bathing devices
  • Adaptive equipment for cooking

    ABLEDATA  http://www.ablepeoplefoundation.org/  Comprehensive list of assistive technology devices for activities of daily living


    We will be looking to add new free and low cost AT alternatives.  If you have a great idea you would like to share, please send it to the following:

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