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Assistive Technology (AT) Program

Program Contact Information

Phone: 305-243-5706
Alternative Phone: 305-243-7541
Email: anevares@med.miami.edu

Who we are

The Mailman Center AT program provides assistive technology (AT) services to children and adults with disabilities and their caregivers throughout South Florida.

What we do

We offer information and referrals, device demonstrations, AT trainings, and a device lending library through our partnership with the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) program, Florida’s state AT program. FAAST’s mission is to improve the quality of life for all Floridians with disabilities through advocacy and awareness activities that increase access to and acquisition of assistive services and technology

We also offer augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) evaluations and therapy for children and adults with limited verbal speech. An AAC system is any combination of tools (i.e., pictures, words, devices, gestures) to support an individual’s speech. Our AAC team consists of two bilingual speech-language pathologists (SLPs), an occupational therapist (OT), a physical therapist (PT) and two assistive technology (AT) specialists who coordinate recommendations among team members. We emphasize family involvement in building an appropriate communication plan specific to the individual’s needs.

Who we serve

We serve children and adults of all ages and types of disabilities.

What we cost

  • The FAAST program is free to all residents of Florida.
  • The AAC Clinic accepts self-pay and insurance to cover the cost of our services. Health insurance may cover part of this expense. There is also a cost for each session of the device trial training, depending on your insurance.
  • We accept most health insurance plans.

Where we are located

Mailman Center for Child Development
(1601 NW 12th Ave, Miami FL, 33136)

We also provide services via secure video connection (Telehealth)

Arranging an Appointment

To schedule an appointment (in-person or via Telehealth), please call 305-243-5706 or 305-243-7541

Additional Information

The Mailman Center AT program conducts research to investigate the use of AT to improve early childhood outcomes for young children with disabilities.