Assistive Technology Hub

Assistive Technology (AT) refers to technology that aids people with disabilities or their caregivers in living, learning and working.

The CPAS Assistive Technology Hub provides the following services:

  1. Capability building of CPAS clients through the provision of assistive technology suited to their needs
  2. Staff training on incorporating suitable assistive technologies in the classroom setting to enhance clients’ learning
  3. Creating inclusive and barrier-free learning and living spaces by modifying the physical environment at the centre or at clients’ homes.


1.     CPAS Client/student (By Referral)

The team conducts functional assessments for referred CPAS clients (children and adults) diagnosed with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities and assess the challenges they experience due to their impairments.

Following the assessment, suitable assistive devices are identified by the team. Devices are trialled and prescribed to meet the specific needs of the client with an aim to increase or improve the functional capabilities of the client.

The team sets up and maintains the AT equipment and works closely with family members and significant others in the person’s life, to facilitate consistent and functional use of the system for greater independence and integration.

The process takes approximately six months for delivery.

2.     External Client/Student (By Referral)

AT Hub accepts referrals for external clients with physical or multiple disabilities for their needs of accessing computer devices and classroom participation.

Staff from external SSAs may refer their clients who have difficulties in accessing classroom learning or any computer device by filling in the form below:

AT Hub Referral Form for external clients

3.     Staff Training needs

The team works closely with the students using AT devices and provides information and training to CPAS staff on operating and incorporating these devices in classroom teaching for the students.

4.     Learning space

In accordance with the act, AT Hub works to create a barrier free and easily accessible environment for CPAS clients within center or at their homes.

  • Occupational Therapist - AT Specialist
  • Special Educator - AT Specialist
Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology (AT) refers to any item, piece of equipment, or system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. They include the following:

  • Wheeled Mobility Devices and Walking Aids
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) equipment
  • Electronic aids for daily living
  • Sensory and vision aids
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices
  • Classroom and architectural modifications
  • Alternative computer access
  • Home and workplace modifications
  • Seating and positioning aids

Payment Conditions

  • Consultation and follow-up sessions at the Hub are free-of-charge for CPAS clients
  • Consultation and follow-up sessions at the AT Hub are chargeable for external clients. Charges may vary from $50 - $100 per session depending upon the service chosen.
  • The team may recommend a purchase following successful trials of prescribed AT equipment/device(s)
  • The cost for AT devices varies according to the type of the equipment prescribed by the team
  • The AT Hub team along with respective Trans-D team members will provide the necessary quotations for the prescribed AT equipment/device
  • Families in need of financial support may approach the Social Work Department for assistance
  • Following payment, equipment will usually be delivered in approximately 8-10 weeks

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