CIL Jacksonville has expanded assistive technology options for people with disabilities by becoming the Northeast Regional Distribution Center for the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) program. FAAST is the newest addition to CIL programs and increases independence for the residents of Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns counties.
The FAAST program provides device loans, device demonstrations, device reutilization, device trainings, information and assistance, and a statewide financing program. FAAST compliments other CIL programs that include FTRI which provides free phones and the Brooks Temporary Loan Closet which provides free medical equipment loans.
“We look forward to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities by providing access to critical tools and technology,” said Tyler Morris, Executive Director at CIL Jacksonville. “This statewide program has trained over 9,000 individuals on assistive technology and saved Floridians over $1.5 million. We are honored to have the opportunity to continue the good work done before us.”
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About the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST)
The Florida Alliance for Assistive Services & Technology, Inc. is a nonprofit organization focused on enhancing inclusion for Floridians with disabilities of all ages through collaboration and empowerment. By creating a collaborative environment for individuals with disabilities, their families, educators, government officials, and other community stakeholders, we enhance the community for us all.
FAAST serves Floridians who have disabilities and their family members, service providers, educators, therapists, employers, health and rehabilitation professionals, assistive technology vendors, procurement officials, and all other interested parties throughout the state of Florida.