Alabama Rehab Engineering and Assistive Technology Services

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Alabama Rehab Engineering and Assistive Technology Services

Alabama Rehab Engineering and Assistive Technology Services Assistive technology plays a vital role in helping Alabamians with disabilities to live and work independently. Rehabilitation technology specialists solve rehabilitation problems through the systematic application of technology, engineering methodologies, and scientific principles to meet the needs of people with disabilities in the areas of employment, transportation, education, independent living, rehabilitation and recreation.

ADRS uses assistive technology to help people at school, work, and in their communities. Our Rehabilitation Technology Specialists assist consumers with job accommodations, home modifications, educational technology and adaptive computers.

Additionally, our statewide rehabilitation technology specialists are members of various technology teams and consumer service groups such as the Augmentative Communication Technology Team. They provide job site and task analysis assessments and architectural accessibility surveys, and recommend modifications for tools, equipment, furnishings, and adaptive technologies. These specialists also train consumers, staff, and others in the use of assistive technology.

The expanding role of technology in today’s world, coupled with the ADRS commitment to providing quality services and outcomes, ensures that Alabamians with disabilities achieve their maximum potential.

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

Our Membership Community

Our membership community provides a lifeline for many individuals that are focused on regaining their independence and improving their quality of life––whether they are leaving rehab after sustaining a spinal cord injury, learning to live with symptoms of a spinal cord disorder, or have spent years of frustration coping with disability. We provide members guidance and resources on a variety of topics they are passionate about, such as employment, affordable housing, transportation, health care, home- and community-based independent living, education, peer support, and leisure and recreation.
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