Assistive Technology for Veterans & Injured Service Members

Thousands of US veterans and active duty servicemen and women have been injured, and for these individuals, coming home has meant adapting to physical and emotional changes while coming to terms with a new way of living. Now, with assistive technology, these individuals are improving their quality of life both in the home and in the community.

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We believe that every veteran with a physical or emotional disability, regardless of the type, complexity or severity, deserves the opportunity to decide how to live, work, and take part in their communities.

ATECH is dedicated to helping veterans and service members overcome obstacles to independent living.

Journey to Independence

“Smart home” technologies are taking assistive technology to new levels. At the same time, these smart home technologies provide the information that loved ones and caregivers may need to remotely support and provide safety and security. The exact scaffolds and supports each person needs can be formulated to maximize independence, without providing too much or too little direct caregiving.

Specific areas of veteran AT support include:

  • Adapted Automotive Equipment
  • Adapted Computer Access
  • Adapted Sports & Recreation Equipment
  • Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Electronic Aids to Daily Living/Home Modifications
  • Electronic Cognitive Devices
  • Environmental Control Units
  • Mobility Assistive Equipment 

Starting With a Comprehensive Assessment

An assistive technology assessment starts with an understanding of the needs, wants and desires of the veteran or service member. The smart technology solution is then created. Training during the transition to independence builds confidence, competence, and comfort for the individual, as well as family members. The right supports, monitoring, and alert systems offer safe, healthier independent living.

Meeting Unique Needs

The ATECH team combines smart home technology with natural family supports, paid staff, home health care services and neighborhood back-up to meet individual situations.

Living in the Community

Working with families, caregivers and agencies to support the transition from a veterans facility or rehab to supported, independent living in the community.

Independence at Home

Supporting veterans living with their family, allowing for the individual’s greater independence as well as caregivers’ respite.

Staying in the Family Home

Helping recovering veterans stay in the family home, even when parents or other family members no longer live in the home.

Collaborative Approach 

Collaborating with
Agencies & Providers

ATECH works with member agencies serving individuals with disabilities to deliver integrated AT services.

Agency members receive ongoing training, live and online courses. They also receive updates on the best practices in the use of technologies and emerging of AT solutions.

Working with
Family Members

ATECH works directly with family members charged with caring for individuals with disabilities to support independent living.

We help bring an entire team together – family members, care professionals and individuals living with disabilities, promoting independence with safety, security and privacy.

Collaborating with
Agencies & Providers

ATECH works with member agencies serving individuals with disabilities to deliver integrated AT services.

Agency members receive ongoing training, live and online courses. They also receive updates on the best practices in the use of technologies and emerging of AT solutions.

Working with
Family Members

ATECH works directly with family members charged with caring for individuals with disabilities to support independent living.

We help bring an entire team together – family members, care professionals and individuals living with disabilities, promoting independence with safety, security and privacy.