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Resources for navigating the AAC funding process

Updated: Oct 13, 2020


High-tech communication devices that "speak" for the user can be a lifeline for communication. These devices range from simple GoTalk devices that cost a few hundred dollars to eye gaze activated TobiiDynavox devices that rival a car in cost. For those who need this technology to communicate, please see below for the multitude of funding options available to help Texans communicate. Some of these programs also help cover some or all of the cost of technology to improve environment and computer access.

  • Association of Blind Citizens

  • Covers 50% of the retail cost for tech products for individuals who are blind

  • Bard, by The National Library Service

  • Loans of audio and braille books and audio book readers, and access to digital​ versions of audio books for the blind and print disabled

  • CaptionCall

  • Captioned phones for hearing loss, including large font phones. Phones require a dedicated phone line or a cell phone as well as internet access.

  • Medicaid/Medicare

  • Special Education Programs at your school

  • Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program (STAP)

  • Technology for accessing the phone system, including speech-generating devices. This is a great resource for individuals living in nursing homes.​

  • Techs & Trainers

  • Used computers for Houston residents with disabilities​

  • Texas Workforce Commission Vocational Rehabilitation Services

  • Veteran's Administration

  • GiveTech

  • Input devices that allow people with quadriplegia to use computers​

  • iCanConnect, also known as the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program

  • ILRU Centers for Independent Living and Associations

  • Insurance and Health Plans

Charitable Organizations

  • Kiwanis Club​

  • Lions Club

  • Texas Elks

Lending Libraries for short term device loans

  • Reach Centers serve the Dallas area

  • Texas Technology Access Program

  • ALS Association

  • Texas Equipment Loan Program

Harmonic Speech Therapy helps individuals gain greater independence through improved communication. Please reach out if you would like help finding your voice: www.harmonicspeech.com/contactus




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