Assistive and Adaptive Technology

Hope Haven’s unique lending program assists in maximizing the potential in children and adults with disabilities through an extensive resource library of assistive technologies.

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST)

The FAAST Northeast Regional Demonstration Center is located at Hope Haven.    The mission of FAAST is to enhance the quality of life for Floridians with disabilities, regardless of age, by promoting the awareness of, access to, and advocacy for assistive technology.  Housed at Hope Haven, FAAST provides the following services:

  • Assistive Technology Information and Referral. The Northeast Regional Demonstration Center provides information and referrals concerning assistive technology devices, funding sources and dealers.

  • Adaptive Equipment & Toy Lending Library. The Center maintains an inventory of assistive technology devices and adapted toys that may be borrowed for up to 30 days.

  • Demonstrations, Tours and Presentations. FAAST provides both formal and informal demonstrations, tours and presentations on a variety of topics related to assistive technology.

  • Assistive Technology Evaluations and Training. We can help individuals and businesses identify types of assistive technology that will assist individuals in living and working more independently. Training on how to use a device or assistive software is also available.

The video above features Evan Dombrose, one of Hope Haven’s Employment Services clients, and Jan Ward, Hope Haven’s Job Developer in Employment Services. Evan is non-verbal, however, FAAST provided him up with an iPad and App that allows him to communicate. Evan is currently working for Sodexo at Mayo Clinic in the laundry room.