The Assistive Technology Act of 1998 (ATA1998), as amended (P.L. 108-364) supports State efforts to improve the provision of assistive technology (AT) by providing States with financial assistance to implement programs designed to meet the AT needs of individuals with disabilities. State efforts include access and acquisition of assistive technology devices (ATD) and services (ATS) through statewide assistive technology programs, alternative financing programs and protection and advocacy for assistive technology programs.
The RESNA Catalyst Project is a RESNA Project that provides technical assistance and information to 56 statewide Assistive Technology (AT Act) Programs, 33 Alternative Financing Programs (AFPs) and 57 Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT) Programs.
RESNA Catalyst Project also provides technical assistance to 19 Access to Telework Programs funded under the New Freedom Plan and administered by RSA. The Access to Telework Program provides financial loans to purchase equipment to work remotely or for self-employment.
RESNA Catalyst Project is funded through a cooperative agreement by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) at the U.S. Department of Education (Grant #H224B100001- CFDA 84.22B).