Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities, more commonly known as TRAID, promotes a consumer-responsive, comprehensive system of access to Assistive Technology (AT) by individuals with disabilities. An AT device is any item, product or piece of equipment that can be used to improve the functional abilities of individuals with disabilities as simple as a toothbrush holder or as complex as a voice-activated computer system.
Services are available to persons with disabilities of all ages, their families, service providers, employers, educators and others who are interested in disability issues. Our work in early intervention allows us to provide services to infants and toddlers up to the age of three.
AIM's TRAID Center operates to demonstrate devices; coordinate local technology information and referral; implement outreach, public awareness, conduct education and training programs; promote local advocacy; operate an early intervention assistive technology loan library; and maintain loan closets.
AIM currently maintains two loan closets and invites calls to borrow the durable equipment that is stored in these closets.
Assistive Technology allows individuals to become more independent in life and is especially useful in education and school environments, at employment sites, and in expanding consumer goals in independent living. Assistive technology includes: walkers, wheelchairs, communication devices, equipment for the deaf and specially adapted toys.
For more information about AIM, TRAID, to borrow from our loan closet, and/or to schedule a presentation, please contact The Traid Coordinator at 1.888.962.8244 ext.229.
NYS TRAID Program
518-549-0200 (voice); or 800-624-4143 (voice/TTY/Spanish-NY only)
NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, 161 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054-1310