Florida Alliance for Assistive Services & Technology (FAAST) South Florida Regional Demonstration Center (SFRDC)
The Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) is the state of Florida's Assistive Technology (AT) Program. FAAST is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Floridians with disabilities by increasing the access to and acquisition of assistive services and technology, commonly referred to as “AT”.
AT is considered as any tool or device, whether acquired commercially or customized that helps maintain or improve the existing skills of an individual with a disability. Examples of these tools include communication devices, adaptive toys, alternative keyboards, and iPads with special applications to facilitate reading and writing tasks.
FAAST consists of six regional demonstrations centers across the state. The South Florida Regional Demonstration Center (SFRDC), located at the University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development, serves the southernmost counties in the state. The SFRDC’s core services include: (1) information and assistance, (2) AT presentations and trainings, (3) device demonstrations (4) and short-term device loans as part of the SFRDC’s Device Lending Library. All FAAST services are free of charge.