Welcome to MoAT!
Missouri Assistive Technology strives to increase access to assistive technology for Missourians with all types of disabilities, of all ages. To the right are navigation links to the programs and services of MoAT.
Save The Date For Power Up 2019
Save the date for Power Up AT Conference and Expo! The conference will be held April 1 - 2, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, MO.
Show Me Loans Fresh Start Loan Program
Show Me Loans is happy to announce the Fresh Start Loan. This program will help individuals needing to purchase assistive technology, transition from no or poor credit to good credit so that they can qualify for a Show Me Loan. The Fresh Start Program is seeking participants!
The ideal participant is someone who may:
- Need to purchase assistive technology and can not get financed through traditional ways.
- Have medical bills in collections.
- Have inaccurate data on their credit history.
- Be behind on monthly payments.
- Have items in collections that don't look familiar.
- Need to control their monthly budget.
- Not have a credit footprint.
Participants must commit to:
- Bi-weekly phone calls with our certified Financial Counselor.
- Complete credit improvement tasks over a 9 month period.
- Save a manageable monthly amount toward their Show Me Loan.
- Wanting to improve their credit footprint.
- Intending to finance assistive technology at the end of the 9 month period.
Fresh Start is free! Meetings are private and are custom designed to fix credit issues. Outcomes will include the development of a monthly budget, establishing regular savings to be applied to a future Show Me Loan. This is an empowering option for folks with disabilities that need to purchase assistive technology.
It is possible to build credit with guidance. If you need to purchase assistive technology and you have been denied credit for this purpose, contact our office to speak with Eileen at 816-655-6702 about joining the Fresh Start Program. Program starts October 1, 2018.
September 2018 - Demo Days
Missouri Assistive Technology held an Assistive Technology Demonstration Day in Kirksville, MO on Friday, September 14, 2018. We want to thank the staff at Rural Advocates for Independent Living for hosting the event. Demo Days offered a brief overview of Missouri Assistive Technology programs as well as demonstration booth to discover some new and tried and true assistive technology.
A big shout out of appreciation to Rural Advocates for Independent Living for hosting this event at their location!
In State FY 2017, MoAT delivered 8,264 assistive devices and provided support services to 26,900 Missourians with disabilities, family members and professionals.
1,845 - ETC devices loaned
3,299 - Device demonstrations provided
2,303 - Tap for Telephone, adaptive telephones provided
686 - Tap for Internet, adaptive computer devices provided
44- KAT (Kids Assistive Technology) devices provided
273 - ATR (Assistive Technology Reimbursement) devices provided
27 - Show Me Loans provided
232 - Deaf-Blind devices provided
24 - MFP (Money Follows the Person) consumers assisted
2,743 - Device re-use items transferred to new owner
11,983 -Individual information and assistance requests
4,360 - Individuals attended trainings and workshops