Assistive Technology Resources

Assistive Technology Resources

Assistive Technology is an item, piece of equipment, software or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Assisitive Technology can be anything from low tech communication boards, to high tech communication devices such as tablets.

Assistive Technology Lab

Vincent Reat-1The lab includes a variety of touch-based mobile devices, traditional computers with adapted software and hardware, and adapted toys. The lab is open to the public Tuesday nights and by appointment. For questions regarding mobile devices contact Cristen Reat at or call 713-838-9050, ext. 383. Please reach out to Amy Fuchs at or call 281-703-4651, regarding computers or toys. Learn more.




Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Evaluations

DynavoxEaster Seals Greater Houston's BridgingApps program is now offering comprehensive Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Evaluations. If you have concerns about your child's communication skills and would like to request an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Evaluation, please contact us or call 713.838.9050, ext. 381Learn more.






L1000531-croppedBridgingApps is a program of Easter Seals Greater Houston that provides resources, education, and information on apps and mobile devices to help people with disabilities target and improve skills and reach their highest levels of physical, social, and cognitive development. BridgingApps includes a website, app reviews by therapists and special education teachers, a custom app search engine, assistive technology labs and training options for parents, organizations and schools. Learn more

For questions contact Cristen Reat at or call 713-838-9050, ext. 383.






Free or Low Cost Technology Resources

ComputerComcast Internet Essentials: Affordable, high-speed Internet to your home so you can have greater access to homework, job opportunities, healthcare and benefits, & education resources

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, a federal initiative to help lower the cost of high-speed internet for eligible households provides support for broadband services and certain devices to help low-income households stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Houston Public Library rents out Hotspots. Learn more.

Access audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, movies, and more for FREE using your public library card. Learn more.


Stay At Home Series

At Home SeriesDeveloped during the COVID-19 Pandemic with funding thanks to Comcast NBCUniversal, BridgingApps and our other programs have compiled a library of 75+ videos of great tools, tips and insights for all ages to help with virtual learning and more. Learn more.






ToyTech & Play Therapy

ToyTech-photoToyTech is a unique resource and lending library for children with all types of disabilities ages birth to thirteen years, their siblings and parents, and therapists. ToyTech makes the specialized and adapted toys you are looking for available so that children with any type of developmental delay or disability can benefit from the enrichment of play. Easter Seals Greater Houston also offers the following play therapy groups: yoga, dance, music and pet therapy. Learn more.








Online Transition Tool - TexasYouth2Adult 

Online Transition ToolTransition planning requires addressing many areas of need for a child with chronic health conditions, yet there is currently no simple method that tackles areas as wide ranging as health care to age appropriate social activities, independent living or employment in any meaningful way. This process can be overwhelming for parents and often medical providers and educators do not address transition issues until young adulthood, resulting in missed opportunities to transition successfully.

To this end BridgingApps created an innovative, easy to use and sustainable online tool that will empower families to plan early, obtain assistance with the right questions to ask, and access current information to allow their children to live as fully participating members of our community.  A focal point of the tool is connection with BridgingApps' App Search Tool, a free online tool allowing users to find a variety of smartphone/tablet applications to assist with many areas of transition, such as education, managing health information, and independent living. BridgingApps has sought input from organizations/people from around Texas to create this resource. The Transition Tool can be found here: TexasYouth2Adult and requires the user to set up a free account (no personal information is tracked). Transition Tool (in a nutshell)

Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Inc.
4888 Loop Central Drive, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77081 | Ph: 713.838.9050 | Fax: 713.838.9098  
Easter Seals Greater Houston is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
*Clients are rendered services without distinction due to race, color, national origin, religion, sex or disability. 



 BBB 2020  Charity Navigator Encompass GiveWithConfidence 100givz