Infinite Potential Through Assistive Technology
Infinitec Assistive Technology coalition promotes opportunities for inclusion and independence for children and adults with disabilities through assistive technology, information and training and access to specialists.
Since 1995, Infinitec has helped children with disabilities succeed in mainstream classrooms in school districts across Illinois, Kansas and California. With the help of a $367,000 grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities in 2011, services were extended to more than 25,000 students in Georgia and Minnesota. The program now reaches more than 1,375,308 students in 3,158 schools.
Additionally, UCP Seguin is applying $150,000 of the grant to purchase more assistive technology equipment and software such as speech simulators and devices that read texts aloud. Schools in the Illinois Infinitec coalitions can access these tools through the Infinitec Assistive Technology Loan Library based in Tinley Park, IL.
In addition to the Loan Library, Infinitec offers:
- Video presentations, lesson plans, information on training opportunities, and educational games and activities, available through MyInfinitec.org
- Video and CD-based training programs for educators, through Infinitec Media Services
- National speakers appearing in local venues, with tickets less than $15
- Infinitec Group Buy savings on educational software and assistive technologies
- Customized, collaborative training for educators
- Technical support and guidance
Additionally, Infinitec's Assistive Technology Centers provide convenient services and support in Chicago's south, west and north suburbs.