Providing assistive technology information and to provide a way for you to find assistive technology you need.
Information and Referral
We provide information and referrals for assistive technology services and devices. Contact us with your questions and we will assist you in locating the information and/or provide a referral to the appropriate agency.
Assistive Technology Education/Awareness and Training
We will provide education and awareness opportunities on assistive technology. Contact us to set up a presentation for your group. These can be tailored to meet your needs.
Training can be done in a group or individual session with consumers. If you need training for your assistive technology device we can assist you. We will also provide computer training as requested. (back to top)
You can choose to work with an advocate who will assist you through the process of obtaining assistive technology. The advocate will coordinate the process, set up the team, secure funding and other tasks as needed. CILNM has an Assistive Technology Practitioner who can assist as needed. (back to top)
Device Demonstration and Loan
Device Demonstrations allow consumers to compare features and benefits of a particular devide or category of devices. Demonstrations are for individuals or a small group of individuals and are not the same as devices shown during an exhibit or public awareness event. (back to top)
Device Loans are short-term (approximately 30-days) and allow consumers to try a device of software program before buying. Device loans can be used to "fill-in" for a device that is being repaired or while waiting for delivery of a newly-purchased device. (back to top)
Assistive Technology Lending and Demonstration
CILNM Hibbing and Duluth have a demonstration and lending lab set up with a variety of assistive technology you can try before you buy. We are able to lend the devices to you so you can get the documentation needed for funders. Call us to see if we have the AT you want to trial. (back to top)
Refurbished Computer Program
CILNM on occasion will offer refurbished computers to consumers who demonstrate need. We request a $20.00 fee to help us offset the costs to have this program. (back to top)
Reuse and Recycle Program
Reuse occurs when assistive technology that is no longer needed is passed along to someone else either by selling, exchanging, or donating the device. It also occurs when devides are repaired and cleaned (refurbished) before they are sold or donated. CILNM will take donations of used Assistive Technology and durable medical equipment. We make sure the equipment is safe for use and cleaned up before offering it to consumers in need, with no funding source available. (back to top)
Resources: Pass It On Center The Center provides multi-faceted information on best practices of reune and maintains a national database of reuse resources. To learn more about AT reuse and current Pass It On Center initiatives, visit www.passitoncenter.org. (back to top)
On Demand Lending Library
When funding is available, we will assist individual consumers with a small grant to get the Assistive Technology they need. This program is only offered when funding is available. (back to top)