Computer Donation Assists Individuals with Special Needs

10-AccessPoint RIAccessPoint RI located in Cranston supports children, adults and seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well co-occurring disabilities. Students in NEIT’s Physical Therapist Assistant Technology program, as well as the Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology program have participated in internships at AccessPoint RI. To further assist this organization with its good work, New England Tech donated 11 surplus computers to be used by AccessPoint RI clients and staff.

Rory Carmody, MA, CRC, Director of Program Development at AccessPoint RI, stated, “Our goal is to make computers available to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who never used a computer before or have limited access to one. We placed these computers in some of our group homes and also set up a small computer lab at our Cranston facility. We are helping people use the internet to connect with friends, conduct job searches, and complete online employment applications. We also made two computers available to our staff for training purposes. AccessPoint RI clients and staff are extremely grateful to New England Tech for its support and generosity.”

PTA Students Share Their Knowledge

PTA StudentsStudents from several Rhode Island high schools recently visited New England Tech to explore the wide range of technology programs available at the college. During their visit, Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) Technology students set up six stations to demonstrate some of the modalities or types of treatments offered in Physical Therapy that included Electrical Stimulation, Balance/Coordination, Traction, Range of Motion, Paraffin Wax, and Gait Training. The high school visitors rotated through the stations and engaged in each activity demonstrated by Quarter Three PTA students.