Assistive Technology & Seating Service - GF Strong Rehab Centre - Vancouver Coastal Health

GF Strong Rehab Centre

Assistive Technology & Seating Service

What is Assistive Technology?

Assistive Technology is: "Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially or off-the-shelf, modified or customised, that increases, maintains, or improves functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities." Source: USA Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals With Disabilities Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-407, August 19, 1988).

Our Services

The Assistive Technology and Seating Service (ATSS) supports clinicians and rehabilitation professionals working with adults and adolescents with disabilities in the public health system of British Columbia and the Yukon. Support is provided in the form of:

ATSS maintains an extensive and up-to-date inventory of assistive and seating technology, techniques, and information to provide the best assistive and seating technology options and solutions to residents of BC/Yukon. Our Service consults with and supports a client team in the assessment, selection, and application of technology to further an individual's goals related to seating, communication, vocation, education, leisure, and independent living.

The Equipment Evaluation Service evaluates a wide variety of assistive technology and provides consumers with the information necessary to choose the best assistive technology for their needs. The evaluations make no claim to being models of academic research but provide consumers with useful functional information to assist them in decision making.

GF Strong Rehab Centre

G F Strong Rehab Centre is a tertiary care facility of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority providing rehabilitation services to adolescents and adults with physical and neurological disabilities. The service area is the province of BC and the territory of the Yukon. G F Strong provides clients with inpatient, outpatient, and outreach services including valuable therapy, education, and support to help maximize independence and quality of life.

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