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Donated Equipment Helps Kansans with Disabilities

The following information has been provided by the Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK) reuse program, Kansas Equipment Exchange (KEE)

As you make healthier choices, improve your fitness and finally toss the “fat jeans”, consider making a clean sweep. Rather than storing your “no longer needed” shower chair, bath bench, wheelchair, scooter or other durable medical equipment (DME), donate it to the Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK) equipment reutilization program, Kansas Equipment Exchange (KEE). Project staff at five regional Assistive Technology Access Sites statewide work with local DME vendors to refurbish the equipment and return the devices to high quality standards. The equipment is then passed on at no cost to Kansans with disabilities or chronic health issues who need it.

Working together with Kansas Health Policy Authority through the Medicaid program, KEE accepts high quality devices such as:

  • manual and powered wheelchairs,
  • scooters & power operated vehicles,
  • communication devices,
  • electric hospital beds,
  • patient lifts,
  • shower chairs,
  • standers & gait trainers, and
  • walkers with seats and/or handbrakes.

The Assistive Technology for Kansans program is a statewide program with initiatives focused on increasing consumer access to assistive technology. The program is guided by individuals with disabilities, family members, and state agency representatives. The Assistive Technology for Kansans program is coordinated by staff at the Kansas University Center on Disabilities at Parsons.

If you or someone you know would like to donate equipment, please contact your regional Assistive Technology Access Site by calling the toll-free number, 1-800-KAN DO IT (1-800-526-3648). The five ATK Access Sites are located in Oakley, Wichita, Salina, Lawrence, and Parsons with an additional KEE office in Garden City and the toll-free number will connect the caller to the office in their region.

For more information about the Assistive Technology for Kansans program, visit http://www.atk.ku.edu.

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