Regional Equipment Center
The regional equipment center is a collection of adaptive equipment available for eligible student use and assistive technology devices available for trial/assessment. The equipment is available to students who are qualified as orthopedically, visually or hearing impaired and referred by their home district for low incidence regional services. Use of the equipment and devices must be relevant to the individual student’s age-appropriate educational goals.
Equipment center staff consult with therapists to refine and clarify the equipment needs of students. Collaboration with vendors informs a purchasing process that reflects careful and conscious stewardship of regional grant funds. Specialized staff assigned to the equipment center offer discipline-specific consultation to physical and occupational therapists to maximize the utility of the equipment.
What types of equipment are available?
- Standers (Various types and sizes)
- Walkers and Gait Trainers
- Adaptive Chairs and Trays
- Some adaptive tricycles and other mobility items (no new tricycles will be purchased)
- Positioning equipment (bolsters, wedges, etc.)
- Toileting equipment
- Augmentative Communication aids and Assistive Technology devices through AC and AT Specialists for short term trial and assessment
- Vision equipment
- Audiology: FM systems, sound fields
What types of equipment are NOT available?
- Wheelchairs, strollers, hospital beds, shower chairs, adapted car seats, changing tables, trampolines, various lifts including Hoyer lifts, swings, new tricycles and any equipment that is not deemed necessary to meet student educational goals.
Meet our team
Emma Stotler, Equipment Center Specialist
Margaret Brown, Coordinator for Motor and Nursing Services, Regional Equipment Center
Cathy Jensen, Executive Director of K-12 Special Education