The Assistive Technology (AT) Program is designed to help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to live more independently and participate in recreational, educational, and vocational activities. The Assistive Technology Fund (ATF) provides grants to people with disabilities (PWD) to purchase assistive technology devices that allow them to live independently. To apply for an ATF grant, individuals must first consult with a therapist or social worker. The grants are used to purchase, replace, upgrade, or repair necessary assistive technology equipment and accessories.
These may include wheelchairs, hearing aids, communication devices, computer software and hardware, and other items that help individuals with disabilities to live more independently. The ATF also provides funding for training and support services related to the use of assistive technology. This includes training for individuals with disabilities, their families, and their caregivers on how to use the assistive technology devices. It also covers the cost of technical support services such as repairs and maintenance of the devices.
The ATF is funded by the Ministry of Social Development (MSF). The program is administered by the MSF in partnership with local organizations that provide services to people with disabilities. The program is open to all PWDs in Singapore who meet the eligibility criteria. The ATF is an important resource for people with disabilities who need assistive technology devices to live independently.
It provides financial assistance for the purchase of necessary equipment and accessories, as well as training and support services related to the use of these devices.