Assistive Technology can break down barriers for individuals to increase inclusion and independence throughout their lifetime. The Assistive Technology team works in collaboration with the school team, parents, and therapists. This collaboration increases access to assistive technology through assessments, consultations, professional development, and access to equipment for trials. The Assistive Technology team works to expand knowledge of innovative technologies to meet the ever-changing needs of individuals supported.
Advances in today’s technologies are opening up a world of opportunities for individuals of all abilities. Anne Carlsen Center uses a multi-disciplinary approach in providing these services. Assistive technology is immersed in to our service lines in order to accomplish a mission of inclusion and independence for all.
Through collaboration and our continuum of services, we utilize a team approach in order to provide individualized and person-centered services. For individuals receiving Assistive Technology services, the following departments and services are vital components of this continuum.
Therapists encourage self-motivation, skill development, and independence through engagement and inclusion in daily activities. Therapy services offer education, inpatient and outpatient therapy services to meet the needs of the children served at Anne Carlsen and in our surrounding communities. Our team includes speech language pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and an adaptive equipment specialist.
Small Group Employment Support services provide long-term ongoing support to assist participants in maintaining paid employment in an integrated setting. Services include on- or off-the-job employment-related support for small groups of participants needing intervention to assist them in obtaining and maintaining employment as a group, in accordance with their person-centered service plan.
Anne Carlsen is a statewide leader in residential facilities for children and young adults with complex medical needs or behavioral disorders. We believe children and young adults of all abilities deserve the opportunity to live and thrive in an environment that enhances their potential.