Member Benefits Overview

The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood has partnered with New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) in many ways over the years. They continue to sponsor a NEAT membership for every Birth to Three Provider and Agency throughout CT. Benefits of this membership come at no cost to you and the exciting details can be found below and on our website.

The CT Birth to Three System owns an extensive inventory of equipment for use by providers. This inventory is stored, cleaned, repaired, and managed by The NEAT Center at Oak Hill. Adaptive equipment may include walkers, sitters, standers, adaptive strollers/wheelchairs, etc. This equipment is owned by the CT Birth to Three system and is available for use by a child until they are no longer using/needing it. There are designated racks in the basement of the NEAT building where you can browse the available equipment. NEAT has hours opened to the public and you are welcome to view the equipment at that time. Appointments are encouraged to assure timely assistance with questions and loans.

Please use Form 3-14 to loan out equipment.

Here is an accessible and screen reader friendly version of the same form: Form 3-14 Accessible Version

The CT Birth to Three System owns an inventory of iPads that can be used to facilitate communication for children in the Birth to Three agencies. This inventory is managed by The NEAT Center at Oak Hill but can be used after the assessment of a Birth to Three provider. These devices are available for use by a child until they are no longer using/needing it.

Please use Form 3-14 to loan out communication devices.

Here is an accessible and screen reader friendly version of the same form: Form 3-14 Accessible Version

The NEAT Lending Library provides short-term loans of assistive technology devices. Devices include (but are not limited to) communication devices including GoTalks and iPads, capability switches, adapted toys, apps and software to support developmental skills and so much more!

A few recent additions (switch adapted toys) to the library include:

Ring Around Bells:

Ring Around Bells toy

Meowsic:

Meowsic toy

Big Water Toy:

Big Water Toy

Learn more about our Lending Library here

  • Exclusive Birth to Three seats at NEAT seminars that are designed for professionals working with children ages 0 - 3.
  • NEAT’s Lunch & Learn webinars provides 9+ hours of professional development delivered annually on the hottest trends and latest tools in early education, education, AAC, AT, technology and smart home solutions. These 1-hour sessions are conducted through webinar and in-person networking events. Register for professional development here!
  • A bank of AT and AAC resources, flyers and short, online tutorial videos are provided to NEAT members with a private link. These videos can help you learn and develop your AT skills in short, personalized increments. These are a great way to learn more about AT recommendations provided in an AT evaluation or simply catch up on AT tools that your students are currently using.

You will need to register as a member to access these videos as well as have the member password. Let us know if you need access!

Chrome Tools for Learning Disabilities

iPad Tools for Learning Disabilities

Tools for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Lunch & Learn Archive for Members

As a NEAT member, you are eligible for discounts on services including but not limited to AT evaluations and training. Please let us know how we can help you.

Your member benefits are generously sponsored by The CT Birth to Three System and the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.

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