CAT Client Services offer private pay options, and has contracts to provide assistive technology (AT) services through several programs.
We operate the Buffalo Assistive Technology Center which provides Assistive Technology (AT) services for people with vision impairments who are receiving vocational rehabilitation services through the New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB).
Through this project, we serve consumers and counselors of NYSCB in Western New York. We provide services to employers and job coaches, and assist with college and student needs related to education and internships. We provide:
Referrals for services are made through NYSCB vocational rehabilitation counselors to the Buffalo Assistive Technology Center.
We work with the New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) to support their consumers who are in need of Assistive Technology (AT) devices on a short-term basis.
The program, available to NYSCB consumers for employment or educational purposes, is also coordinated with the NYS Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities (TRAID) project.
The Center for Assistive Technology (CAT) Client Services office maintains and manages an inventory of assistive devices used to assist people with vision impairments. We help NYSCB consumers select the appropriate devices to use on a short-term basis.
Requests for loans are made through NYSCB consumers vocational rehabilitation counselors.
We offer Assistive Technology (AT) services for consumers receiving vocational rehabilitation services through Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR).
Referrals for consumers are made through ACCES-R vocational rehabilitation counselors.
The Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) has received funding from the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) to operate a three year project (4/1/2021 – 3/31/2024) that ensures the availability of enabling and/or assistive technology (ET/AT) for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disability.
CAT Client Services is providing this service for the Buffalo area, and through this project are able to service two clients per year.
Adults (21 years or older) who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD), and are currently living in non-certified housing or currently living in certified housing with the intention of transitioning to non-certified housing, are eligible.
Contact our office directly for referrals under this program.
CAT Client Services operates the Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities (TRAID) Program for Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, and Wyoming counties. Through TRAID, we offer free demonstration and loans of assistive technology devices. Click here to learn more about TRAID.
The Center for Assistive Technology (CAT) Client Services participates in campus-wide and community grants, projects, and collaborations. If you are interested in collaborating with our team on a project, please contact us!
We provide AT services for students in elementary and secondary school systems. To refer a student to our office, please contact us so we can initiate the contract and referral processes.
We provide a range of AT services for school districts. For AT evaluations, we apply the following process:
Center for Assistive Technology Client Services
210 John Glenn Drive, Suite 14
Buffalo, NY 14228
Phone: (716) 836-1168