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Georgia Tools for Life

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Georgia Tools for Life can give you and your family more options for greater freedom in your lives. Our mission is to increase access to assistive technology devices and assistive technology services for Georgians of all ages and disabilities so individuals can live, learn, work, and play independently in communities of their choice.

Accessing Tools for Life Services - A Four Step Process

  • CONTACT: Initial contact through one of the five Tools for Life Assistive Technology Resource Centers (ATRCs) throughout Georgia. Services include consumer intake, assistive technology scholarships, assistive technology training through hands-on assistive technology demonstrations and educational workshops, Touch the Future Expo, and the Microsoft Life Long Learning lab.
  • INTERVIEW: Informal interview process with the customer to provide assistive technology resource support. Tools for Life provides information and referral services through a statewide toll-free number 1-800-497-8665 as well as publications and resources.
  • PARTNERSHIPS: Partnerships with other agencies are available, as needed, to help provide comprehensive service. Tools for Life promotes and participates in grass root advocacy efforts and policy issues, and collaborates with public and private partners interested in increasing assistive technology.
  • ADVOCACY: Tools for Life invites you to join our Information and Advocacy Outreach Group email effort. Participants will receive current events news on disability and assistive technology. This information will include support, resources, and advocacy on helpful solution-based programs and strategies for children, adults, individuals, and families. Click here to join the Advocacy Outreach Group.

Assistive Technology Resource Centers (ATRCs)

The Tools for Life Assistive Technology Resource Centers are hands-on learning centers for demonstration, education and evaluation of products available on the market today. They are also a resource for Georgians with disabilities, families, friends, health care professionals and other professionals who are interested in seeing, learning and experimenting with new and existing assistive technology devices or equipment.

In Georgia, an estimated 1,250,000 people have one or more disabilities. Of these, nearly 14% or 656,097 have severe disabilities requiring one or more kinds of asistive technology to live, learn, work, or play more independently. Tools for Life has found that the majority of Georgians with disabilities need the opportunity to try out different devices/tools before purchasing them.

If you would like to try out various devices and equipment, call one of the ATRCs listed below:

  • ATRC Metro-Atlanta: Touch the Future ATRC
    4505 Bibb Blvd. Suite B10
    Tucker, GA 30084
    Phone: 770-934-8432
    Fax: 770-934-8433
    Coordinator: Joanne Willis, OTR/L
  • Walton Options for Independent Living
    948 Walton Way
    Augusta, GA 31901
    Phone: 706-724-6262
    Fax: 706-724-6729
    Coordinator: Kathy Pelletier
  • Tech-Able
    1114 Brett Drive, Suite 100
    Conyers, GA 30094
    Phone: 770-922-6768
    Fax: 770-922-6769
    Coordinator: Cassandra Baker
  • Disability Connections
    170 College Street
    Macon, GA 31201
    Phone: 478-741-1425
    Coordinator: Jerilyn Leverett