Clinical Assistive Technology

Assistive technology is about helping people with disabilities achieve better living. Technology is often the difference between independence and relying on others for the simplest of tasks.

Our clinical services assistive technology specialists work one-on-one with individuals to determine the appropriate assistive technology to meet their needs at home, work, school or in the community.

Personal Stories

Meet two of our clients who share their stories and personal experience working with our team.

Our Services

  • Computer/Technology access evaluation and consultation
  • Job site accommodation evaluation and consultation
  • Educational assistive technology evaluation and consultation
  • Ergonomic evaluation and consultation
  • Training (in-person or online) in the use of assistive technologies
  • 24-hour technical support

Service Area

The Assistive Technology Center at Easterseals Crossroads provides services to the entire state of Indiana. Our mobile professionals are able to bring the appropriate technology directly to a person’s home, school or workplace.

Response Times

  • Referral to Evaluation: Once a referral form and funding have been secured, evaluations are typically performed within two weeks. We do, however, prioritize referrals based on the need, with job accommodations taking the highest priority.
  • Evaluation to Report: After an evaluation has been completed, the subsequent report — including a detailed list of our findings and equipment recommendations — is typically sent to the funding source within two weeks. Based upon the priority of the case given by the funding source, the turnaround time may be reduced.

What to Consider When Choosing an Assistive Technology Provider

Staff members also teach assistive technology courses at several universities in Indiana and present at many local and national assistive technology conferences. We put emphasis on staying up to date with the newest innovations and trends in assistive technology by working directly with assistive technology manufacturers and participating in many local and national assistive technology conferences each year.

  • Accredited: We were Indiana’s first CARF-accredited assistive technology program and maintain the highest level of accreditation to this day.
  • Nonprofit:As a nonprofit organization, the assistive technology team at Easterseals Crossroads is motivated by outcomes and takes pride in working with individuals to gain further independence and accomplish their goals.
  • Comprehensive: Since our staff has specialized areas of expertise, we provide high-quality services to individuals with all types of disabilities (e.g., Blind, Low Vision, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Intellectual, Physical and Developmental). We provide our expertise in the form of evaluation, installation, training and support for all major assistive technology hardware/software available today.
  • Support:We offer the industry’s only toll-free 24-hour technical support line.

If you are entering the workforce, going to college or starting your own business, assistive technology evaluations and trainings may be the missing piece to your success. Let our highly-skilled and trained team address your technology barriers and get you on the road to greater independence.

Make a Referral

Do you know someone who might benefit from an assistive technology evaluation, consultation or training? If so, you can download our referral form here.

Once the referral is complete, it can be emailed to Josh Anderson, manager of Clinical AT. It can also be faxed to 317-466-2000— Attention: June White — if that is your preference.

Contact Us

If you have questions or would like to learn more about assistive technology services at Easterseals Crossroads, contact Josh Anderson, manager of Clinical Assistive Technology Services, at 888-466-1314 or janderson@eastersealscrossroads.org.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns you might have about assistive technology and our ability to assist you with those needs. We look forward to working with you.