Regional Demonstration Centers

 

 

FAAST has six  Regional Demonstration Centers that provide services to increase awareness, access, and acquisition of assistive technology for all Floridians. Regional centers are located  in Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, Tallahassee, and Tampa. Each center provides the following core services:

Information and Assistance-  Each RDC program responds to requests for information and/or puts individuals in contact with other agencies, organizations, or companies that can provide them with needed information on AT products, devices, services, funding sources, or other related disability topics. 

Assistive Technology Equipment Loans- Each RDC has a device loan program where assistive technology devices may be borrowed for a short period of time to assist with:

•        decision making
•        serve as a loaner while waiting for a repair or funding
•        provide an accommodation on a short term basis for a time limited event
•        conduct training, self -education, or other professional activity.

Device Demonstrations- Device demonstrations compare the benefits and features of a particular device or group of devices that address an identified need to help individuals make an informed choice. 

Training-  Training activities are instructional events, usually planned in advance for a specific purpose or audience that are designed to increase participants’ knowledge, skills, and competencies regarding AT. Examples of training include classes, workshops, and presentations that have a goal of increasing skills, knowledge, and competency, as opposed to training intended only to increase general awareness of AT.

Regional Demonstration Centers

Gulf Coast Florida
CIL Disability Resource Center

3600 N Pace Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32505

Voice and TDD: (850) 595-5566 or (877)245-2457

E-Mail:  lavesta@cil-drc.org 
Lavesta Feagin, Assistive Technology Specialist

Northwest Florida
The Family Cafe

519 North Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Voice: (850) 224-4670
Toll Free: (888) 309-2233
Fax: (850) 224-4674

E-Mail: jhansen@familycafe.net 
Jesse Hansen, Outreach Coordinator

Northeast Florida
Hope Haven Children's Clinic & Family Center

4600 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207-4764

Voice: (904) 346-5100 / TDD: (904) 346-5141

Fax: (904) 346-5111

E-Mail: EdwardM@hope-haven.org Edward Monagan

Central Florida
Tampa General Rehabilitation Center

6 Tampa General Circle
Room 214
Tampa, FL 33606

PH: (813) 844-7591 TDD: (813) 844-7767

Email: faastcen@tgh.org

Atlantic Coast
University of Central Florida Communication Disorders Clinic

3280 Progress Drive, Suite 500
Orlando, FL 32826

Main Clinic Phone: (407) 882-0468

Email:  jkentwalsh@ucf.edu 
Jennifer Kent-Walsh, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, 
Project/Center Director, Regional Coordinator & Main Administrative Contact

South Florida
University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development

1601 N.W. 12th Avenue
Room 2018
Miami, FL 33136

Voice/TTY: (305) 243-5706

Fax: (305) 243-4467

Email: anevares@med.miami.edu
Ana Nevares, M.A., Project Coordinator