Children's Assistive Technology Service (CATS)

ABOUT US

ABOUT CATS

WHO WE ARE

CHILDREN’S ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SERVICE

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:

  • play with their friends and siblings
  • participate in meals and bath times
  • explore their world, moving and learning
  • be more independent

WHO WE SERVE

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.

OUR MISSION

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.

DELIVERING RESULTS

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!

Children’s Assistive Technology Service Board of Directors

June 2017 – June 2018

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

HOW CATS IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE