Children’s Assistive Technology Service (CATS) provides for the re-use of pediatric rehabilitation equipment and assistive technology devices in Virginia. CATS serves as a no-cost resource for children with disabilities who need adaptive equipment and whose families have limited resources.
Children with adaptive equipment can:
CATS serves young people with disabilities, who reside or receive rehabilitative/medical services in Virginia, who need assistive technology to assist with mobility, positioning and communication. This includes, but is not limited to, neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions that cause impaired function.
The mission of CATS is to provide opportunities for children with disabilities through equipment re-use. Families help families by passing on gently used pediatric adaptive devices and mobility equipment to meet immediate needs at no cost.
Assistive technology allows a child with disabilities to play with friends and siblings, to have more opportunities for learning, and to be more independent. All of these can lead to a happier child and healthier families! Want to know more? View our current annual report!