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69 East Beau Street
Washington, PA 15301
Voice: 724-223-5115
TTY: 724-228-4028
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TRPIL can assist you in transitioning from a facility to live independently in the manner you want, in the community of your choice.

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Assistive Technology Resource Center

TRPIL is the local outreach partner of the statewide program known as Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology , (PIAT). As a partner, TRPIL's ATRC serves Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Somerset and Washington counties. Other PA county residents can check PIAT's List of all the resource centers that serve their county. PIAT is the Commonwealth's Assistive Technology Act Program and is funded through a grant from Rehabilitation Services Administration, US Department of Education.

Assistive Technology (AT) is any device that allows persons with disabilities to live, work, and play more independently and effectively. PIAT seeks to increase the availability and utilization of assistive technology devices and services for all Pennsylvanians with disabilities. Most services are provided at no cost to people with disabilities, their family members and advocates. Our AT services include:

Public Awareness & Device Demonstrations

TRPIL can provide information and assistance relating to AT. We can help you find service providers, select devices that may help, and acquire Assistive Technology of your own. We can come to your organization to explain more about Assistive Technology programs and resources, as well as participate in conferences and expos to increase awareness of Assistive Technology. Additionally, we have materials in our on-site Lending Library to provide hands-on opportunities for you to explore Assistive Technology in order to help you decide if certain devices are right for you.

Training & Technical Assistance

TRPIL offers training on AT to service providers in other fields so they can in turn better assist people with disabilities. TRPIL also provides technical assistance to public and private agencies to develop and improve policies related to access to AT devices. Examples include assisting schools working with students about to transition from school to work or human service organizations planning for someone's discharge from a nursing home to the community.

Assistive Technology Lending Library

The Lending Library allows you try a device for free for a limited time (typically 4-6 weeks) to find out if that device can help you before you buy it! If needed, you can try out many different devices. You can also use the Lending Library to get a 'loaner' device while your own is being repaired. Visit the PA Assistive Technology Lending Library

Funding Assistance

Don't let red tape stop you from getting the AT you need. TRPIL can help you get through the process. We also know some resources that may help!


We accept donations of assistive technology in good condition to redistribute in our community. We are always seeking the following items:

Hospital bedsHoyer lifts
Wheelchairs (power and manual)Walkers
Shower chairsTransfer chairs
Portable rampsDoor openers
Portable rampsDoor openers
Video magnifiersAugmentative Communication devices

For More Information

Call TRPIL at 724-223-5115
Ask for the Assistive Technology Specialist at extension 1371 or Email the Assistive Technology Department
Or reach PIAT directly via:

Institute on Disabilities
1755 N. 13th Street
Student Center, Room 411S
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Voice: 800-204-PIAT (7428)
TTY: 866-268-0579
Voice/TTY: 215-204-1356

Additional Resources

Read AT Success Stories.
Email Assistive Technology.

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