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Jennifer Lortie
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(860) 423-4534

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Eastern CT Assistive
Technology is located
in the
Windham Regional
Community Counci

872 Main Street
Willimantic, CT
Eastern CT Assistive
Eastern CT

Who can ECAT serve?
We can serve persons with disabilities, family members,
professionals who work with them, and employers.

What can ECAT do for you?
An AT demonstration is an opportunity to explore the
various functions and features of an AT device, or a
variety of devices, to help an individual make an informed
decision about the device.

What is Assistive Technology?
Assistive Technology (AT) is any item or piece of
equipment that is used to increase, maintain or improve
the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities in
all aspects of life, including at school, at work, at home
and in the community. Assistive Technology ranges on a
continuum from low tech to high tech devices or
equipment. While at ECAT visitors can see comparisons
between high and low-tech items.  
  • Low tech AT are devices or equipment that don't
    require much training, may be less expensive and
    do not have complex or mechanical features. For
  • hand-held magnifiers
  • large print text
  • AT devices or equipment that range in the middle of
    the continuum may have some complex features,
    may be electronic or battery operated, may require
    some training to learn how to use and are more
    expensive than the low-tech devices. Some
    examples include
  • talking spell checkers
  • manual wheelchairs
  • High tech AT refers to the most complex devices or
    equipment, that have digital or electronic
    components, may be computerized, will likely
    require training and effort to learn how to use and
    cost the most. Examples include:
  • power wheelchairs or scooters
  • environmental control units
CT Tech Act
Assistive Technology Exchange in New England
CT Department of Social Services (DSS)
New England Assistive Technology Marketplace
Other helpful links...
New England Assistive Technology Equipment Restoration
Center at WRCC
The Equipment Restoration Center (ERC) has a large
inventory of gently used, durable medical equipment.

At the ERC you can:
  • Purchase restored equipment (walkers, canes,
    shower benches, wheelchairs, scooters and more)
  • Save 50% to 80% of the cost of the same item when
  • Donate equipment to benefit people with limited
    or no insurance coverage; or in need of a "spare"

Call to arrange your free pickup of your equipment
today! It's tax deductible!