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Welcome to ATEC

ATEC is a comprehensive assistive technology resource center that is one of Goodwill of Orange County’s vital health and human services programs. We have been helping people with disabilities and other barriers maximize their independence since 1996. We offer consultation and assessment services, equipment trial, equipment loan and reuse and support in learning how to use assistive technology equipment.

Who qualifies

Anyone with a disability may access ATEC's assessment, training and loan and reuse services.

Southern California locations

On July 25, 2008 the Assistive Technology Exchange Center (ATEC) moved to the brand new cutting edge 7,000-square-foot facility Goodwill Fitness and Technology Center located at:
1601 East St. Andrew Place
Santa Ana, CA 92705

(714) 361-6200

We also provide on-site consultations in Orange and Los Angeles counties, as well as parts of Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties.

The new center is centrally located and has expanded space which allows us to offer a new sensory room where ATEC therapists can better adapt their AT assessments to the needs of individuals with sensory processing difficulties. In addition, ATEC has expanded its AT equipment loan program to include reuse. Now, individuals and organizations may exchange, sell, purchase, and obtain AT equipment, at no cost! For more information about our reuse services, please visit ATEC's Equipment Loan and Reuse.

Partial List of impairments that assistive technology can support

  • Speech impairment
  • Physical impairment
  • Visual impairment
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Hearing impairment
  • Neurological impairment

About assistive technology equipment

One piece or a whole system of equipment can be modified or customized to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. ATEC has over 1,000 assistive technology devices with state-of-the-art hardware and software available for trial. Equipment loan and reuse is also available.

Examples of assistive technology

Augmentative and alternative communication provide alternatives to speech. Or if a person with a disability cannot effectively use a computer, there is alternative computer access. To overcome barriers with vision, there is low vision and blindness technology. For assistance with operating appliances there are electronic aids to daily living. Ergonomics fit products and environments to people with injuries. Assistive listening devices help the hearing-impaired. And technical support is ready to assist with any of these devices.

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