Author Archives: MassMATCH Staff

Use a Power Wheelchair? Pilot the Loro Robot!

Pilot Program Seeks Wheelchair Users to Trial Robotic Assistive Device Loro Co. is a start-up developing a unique robotic device mountable to a power wheelchair or bedside. The robot is a rotating orb with a camera, speaker, and an app … Continue reading

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Welcome New Program Staff!

UCP of Western Massachusetts and Easterseals have brought on board new MassMATCH program staff UCP of Western Massachusetts operates the MassMATCH AT Regional Center (ATRC) in Pittsfield. This month the center has welcomed two new program staff, Kathie Sullivan, Assistive Technology … Continue reading

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Budget Your Bucks and Buy Assistive Technology with an AT Mini Loan

MassMATCH is pleased to announce the opening of the AT Mini Loan program. Now individuals with disabilities and their families have a new way to afford assistive technology (AT) they want and need. AT Mini Loans finance amounts ranging from … Continue reading

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Accessible Toys Light Up Rebecca’s Classroom

This year, a little girl arrived for preschool in a town northwest of Boston. Rebecca, four years old, has various physical and cognitive disabilities and was welcomed by her special education team. Her teacher, Mary Ellen Forty, immediately got to … Continue reading

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Wheelchair User? Stay Healthy With New Equipment From Your Local AT Regional Center!

Last month, MassMATCH hosted a series of AT Regional Center open houses to showcase the scales and pressure mapping systems now available for borrowing by wheelchair users, their families, clinicians, and other service providers. The devices are essential for the … Continue reading

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Coming Soon! A New Way to Finance AT – the AT Mini Loan

MassMATCH is very delighted to announce the receipt of a grant from the federal Administration for Community Living (ACL) to expand the Massachusetts AT Loan program. The funds will create a new way for residents to buy the assistive technology … Continue reading

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Check Out The New Assistive Tech!

Christopher Bugaj, MA CCC‐SLP, has a new book! The New Assistive Tech: Make Learning Awesome for All!  Published by ISTE, the book is geared for educators interested in the effective use of assistive technology in the classroom. ISTE promotes it … Continue reading

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The Worcester AT Regional Center is OPEN!

Want to learn more about assistive technology available for your students with disabilities? Looking for an exciting field trip for your entire class? Schedule a tour of the new ATRC in Worcester operated by Easter Seals! This is a great … Continue reading

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Join MassMATCH at Abilities Expo Boston Sept 8-10!

Check out the MeasureX pressure mapping system and the Lilly Pad wheelchair-accessible scale! Abilities Expo showcases cutting-edge assistive technology, adaptive sports, daily living aids, inclusive dance, dynamic workshops, local and national exhibitors, and more! This year, MassMATCH is demonstrating the … Continue reading

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Wheelchair User? Learn to Prevent Pressure Injuries!

Pressure Mapping Technology is now available. Learn to borrow and use PMT (it’s free!) Spread the word! Through a grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, MassMATCH is providing trainings on the use of digital pressure mapping technology (PMT) … Continue reading

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