Virginia Assistive Technology

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About Assistive Technology

Assistive technology includes technologies or devices that increase a person’s independence, participation, and performance in everyday tasks and activities. Common needs that assistive technology can help with include communication, activities of daily living, computer access, vision, hearing, safety, and memory and organization. Assistive technology ranges from simple and low tech to advanced and high tech. Devices are also typically customizable to meet each person’s needs.


  • Assistive Technology Assessments: To identify any technology that may increase independence, participation, and performance with everyday tasks and activities
  • Training and Customization: Personalized training on how to use and configure assistive devices. Customization is available to configure devices to meet an individual’s specific needs
  • Consultations/Presentations: Consultation at our lab to learn what is available to meet your needs and/or try out devices without a formal assessment or report. We also provide assistive technology presentations at the lab and in the community.

Cost of Service

Assessment*: $275.00 for up to one hour of service; any session over one hour is billed an additional $50.00 for time spent within each additional 15 minute increment

Training/Customization*: $200.00 for up to one hour of service; any session over one hour is billed an additional $25.00 for time spent within each additional 15 minute increment

Consultation/Presentations: No cost

*Out of pocket costs; individuals can use their FIS or CL waiver to pay for services

Payment Options and Policy

  • Virginia DD Waiver (FIS & CL)
  • Private Pay: Payment is due at time of service
  • Cash, check, or major credit cards accepted
  • $100.00 Fee: No Show/Last Minute Cancellation
  • $25.00 Fee: Returned Check

Examples of Assistive Technology

Activities of Daily Living

  • Eating/feed
  • Medication Management
  • Dressing
  • Multi-step Instructions


  • Single-step
  • Multi-step
  • Voice control
  • Eye and head control

Computer and Phone Access

  • Word dictation
  • Screen reading
  • Voice to text/text to speech
  • Adaptive mice, keyboards and tables

Switch Access

  • Devices
  • Tablets
  • Lights


  • Sound amplification
  • Bed shaker
  • Visual indicators


  • Magnification
  • Contrast
  • Tactile
  • Reading support
  • Text to speech


  • Lighting
  • Weighted blanket
  • Toys
  • Tactile input


  • Voice and app controlled devices


For more information or to schedule a screening, contact:

Services provided in partnership with various community agencies, with equipment funding from the Fairfax Civitan Club and the Civitan Chesapeake District Foundation for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

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