Category Archives: Success Stories

AT Mini Loan Program Success! Dan’s New Chair

The Assistive Technology (AT) Mini Loan Program is a MassMATCH financial loan program managed by Easterseals MA. Thank you, Dan Moore, for sharing your powerful story and helping to get the word out about this new way to finance assistive … Continue reading

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Ramping Up to 100 in Hanover

What could a set of portable ramps make possible for your family? When Kristi Peak-Oliveira’s father-in-law, Henry Oliveira, turned 100 this past summer, he was ready to party. But only if the gathering took place at Kristi and Jeff’s house … 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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Read Maureen Knowlton’s Journey with Assistive Technology and One Student with Grit!

The fall edition of the MassMATCH Quarterly News is now out! Inside this edition: Technology and Student Success! by Maureen Knowlton, M.Ed. PARCC Accessibility Resources (and Twitter Event October 23rd!) Abilities Expo Highlights Need a Back-up Wheelchair? Check Out REquipment! TabAccess: … Continue reading

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A Model for Successful Assistive Technology Training

A Client’s Perspective on the 25th Anniversary of the Easter Seals Massachusetts AT Program [This article first appeared in the Dec 2013/Jan 2014 issue of the Closing the Gap Newsletter] Easter Seals is well known for its history of selling colorful … Continue reading

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Coming Out of the Dark About Vision Loss – A Movie and Panel Discussion

The Carroll Center Alumni Committee will be hosting a free showing of the movie Going Blind followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Jamara, consumers, and other professionals on Saturday, December 7, 2013 starting at 1:00 p.m. Please see our site … Continue reading

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DME Reuse Works!

The Stavros Center for Independent Living has been running a durable medical equipment (DME) reuse program for several years. Partially funded with MassMATCH AT grant funds it accepts donations of gently used equipment, refurbishes it and gives to individuals with … Continue reading

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Bob Maloney Wants You to Know About the Power of Assistive Technology for Independent Living

by Susan Gonsalves (originally published in the SHARE Notes Newsletter and reprinted here with permission) SHARE client Robert Maloney says it is his responsibility to educate other people “in the same situation I am in” about the possibilities available through assistive … Continue reading

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Check Out the Latest MassMATCH News Quarterly!

Read what’s new to borrow in the Device Loan Library; get IPad funding advice; learn how the Wheelchair Reuse Program is empowering one Massachusetts resident; find out why new special educators in Massachusetts will soon be AAC/AT literate! Check out … Continue reading

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Six Successful Years of Mass. A.T. Loan Program from MRC Commissioner, Charles Carr

  In December the Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program commemorated six years of successfully securing more than $8.6 million in low-interest loans to state residents with disabilities and their families so they can buy equipment and services that help them … Continue reading

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