Illinois Assistive Technology Program

Independent Living Through Technology

IATP 30th Anniversary Celebration!

Join us for the Illinois Assistive Technology Program’s (IATP) 30th Anniversary Celebration!
For the past 30 years, IATP has helped individuals with disabilities by providing assistive technology devices and services throughout Illinois.

  • Learn how our services may help you or someone you know
  • See many different categories of assistive technology devices
  • Discover how you can try devices free of charge
  • Speak with AT professionals who can help you identify possible solutions for any functional limitation

Help us celebrate our past success and thank those who have made it possible as we continue our journey to increase access to and acquisition of assistive technology devices and services for all individuals.

When: March 31st 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Where: Illinois Assistive Technology Program - 1020 S. Spring St., Springfield IL. 62704

IATP 30th Year Open House Flyer

IATP 30th Year Open House Flyer (PDF)

Illinois Assistive Technology Program

The Illinois Assistive Technology Program (IATP) is the non-profit organization designated as the Statewide AT Program funded under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended. IATP’s lead agency is the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services.

IATP’s mission is to increase access to and the acquisition of Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services for individuals of all ages with disabilities. IATP provides AT information and services in the areas of education, employment, community living, and IT/telecommunications. Our goal is to improve the quality of life of all Illinoisans with disabilities and enable them through greater access to assistive technology devices to fully participate in all aspects of life. We believe disability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way diminishes a person’s right to:

  • enjoy full inclusion and integration in mainstream society;
  • benefit from an education;
  • pursue meaningful careers and;
  • enjoy self-determination and make choices.

IATP provides the following core programs: AT Demonstrations; AT Device Loans; AT State Financing, AT Reutilization.  IATP also provides Information and Assistance, Training and Technical Assistance on a variety of AT topics, as well as, collaborates with state agencies and disability organizations statewide to improve and expand policies and practices to include greater access to and funding for AT.

What is Assistive Technology (AT)?

Assistive technology device.--The term `assistive technology device' means any item, piece of equipment, or  product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.

Assistive technology service.--The term `assistive technology service' means any service that directly assists an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device.

Annual Report

2019 Illinois Assistive Technology Annual Report

IATP 2019 Annual Report (PDF)