What do we do?

ND Assistive consultants are available to assess needs and recommend assistive technology solutions for children in schools, transition-aged youths, people who want to work or continue working, and anyone who wants to be independent.

How do we do this?

Equipment Demonstrations

  • Meet with an expert in assistive technology to figure out solutions in our centers or via video conferencing at no charge
  • Explore our Home First Demonstration Centers in Mandan and Fargo
  • Call to schedule an appointment

Short-Term Equipment Trial Program

  • Try assistive technology devices before you buy
  • 6 week trial period
  • Fees vary

Equipment Reuse Program

  • Free database to buy, sell, or give away used equipment
  • Long-term reused equipment loan program

Learning Opportunities

  • Free, informative blog and website
  • Experts available by email or phone to answer your questions

Fee for Services

Senior Safety Program

  • Provides assistive technology equipment to North Dakotans over the age of 60 who qualify
  • Priority is given to those with the greatest need

Specialized Telephone Program

  • Provides telephone equipment for North Dakota residents who cannot use standard telephone equipment
  • Applicant must be over the age of 5 and meet income and other qualifications

iCanConnet: The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Service

  • Advanced communications equipment for qualifying North Dakota residents with combined vision and hearing loss
  • Assessment and training is provided by an assistive technology consultant

Assistive Technology Financial Loan Program

  • Loans to eligible North Dakota residents with disabilities or their family members to purchase assistive technology devices or services
  • 2% interest rate
  • Flexible terms available
  • Financial loans for $1,000 – $50,000

Possibilities Grant

  • ND Assistive raises dollars every year to help people obtain the assistive technology they need
    • If you’re found ineligible for other public or private funding programs, you may be eligible for a grant to purchase assistive technology devices and services
    • For North Dakota and Moorhead MN residents