COMPUTERS GO ROUND and ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY DEMO AND LOAN LIBRARY
United Cerebral Palsy of Central Minnesota would like to make you aware of two invaluable programs: Computers Go Round and Assistive Technology Demo and Loan Library.
Computers Go Round recycles quality used computers, refurbishes and makes them available to people with any type of disability for a modest packaging fee of $125.00. Our goal is to level the field of technology to persons with disabilities and help them live more independently.
To qualify for a recycled computer, complete an application form. This form is available on our website: www.ucpcentralmn.org Click on “Programs & Services,” then click on “Assistive Technology”. Feel free to copy the application form and distribute it to any qualifying families who might be interested ? all computers come equipped with Windows XP and we provide some basic computer training to the family before they take the computer home to make sure they are comfortable with the technology.
Our Assistive Technology Demo and Loan Library, is in conjunction with the MN STAR program. This program provides demonstrations of “AT” devices, low tech to high tech, and also provides loans of AT equipment to person(s) with a disability free of charge for 30 days. Call UCP of Central MN, ask for Aaron to set up a time, date and what devices you are looking to try. Currently, our library has over 125 devices ranging from iPads with communication programs to Wii gaming systems. A list of most of the items is located on our website. If you do not see the item on our website, we may be able to borrow it from another region.
If you have any questions, about the Computers Go Round program or the Assistive Technology Demo and Loan Library, call 320-253-0765, or toll free (MN only) 1-888-616-3726. You can also reach us by our emails noted below.
UCP of Central MN
510 25th Avenue North
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Minnesota Part C Central Directory is a federally required resource for families of infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities. Click on the title to find this resource on the MDE's website.
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US Department of Education (Special Education web page)