AT Funding Guide

Acknowledgments | Foreword – OK Funding for AT

Introduction to Assistive Technology & Oklahoma ABLE Tech

Assistive Technology (AT) is any item, device, or piece of equipment used to maintain or improve a person’s capabilities, allowing them to function more independently in completing education, employment, recreation, and daily living activities.

Section 1: Public Sources of Funding

The following linked pages contain fact sheets on public or government sources of funding. To determine the most likely agencies to pay for the AT you need, look closely at the eligibility requirements and financial criteria of each source and what types of AT devices and services the agency will fund. Due to eligibility requirements, funding for AT from public sources is far from guaranteed. You will have to build a strong case for the AT you need. Most agencies will have an internal appeals process if you disagree with the initial decision made in your case request.

Section 2: Private Sources of Funding

Public sources of funding have been exhausted and appeals have been rejected. Private insurance or the insurance that you do have will not cover the assistive technology needed. The next step should be to search for private nonprofit organizations and foundations that may be able to assist. There are many such sources in the state and nation, but they have restrictions on what they will provide, vary widely on eligibility requirements, and the resources available to them are limited. A person who needs funding for assistive technology may turn to a private nonprofit agency, organization, trust, or foundation for assistance. This Section describes such groups and lists contact information, but there may be others in your local communities that are not listed here.

Other (includes therapies)

Appendix A: Laws that Impact AT