The Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network (LATAN) is a statewide program that provides access to assistive technology (AT) for people with disabilities.
The program is funded by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and administered by the Louisiana Rehabilitation Services. LATAN provides access to AT devices and services to eligible individuals with disabilities, including those with physical, sensory, cognitive, and/or mental health disabilities.
The program provides access to AT devices and services through a variety of methods, including direct purchase, loan, and demonstration. LATAN also provides training and technical assistance to individuals, families, and professionals on the use of AT devices and services.
The program also provides access to AT devices and services through a variety of funding sources, including Medicaid, private insurance, and grants. LATAN also provides access to AT devices and services through a variety of vendors, including local AT providers, national AT providers, and online AT providers.
LATAN also provides access to AT devices and services through a variety of outreach activities, including public awareness campaigns, conferences, and workshops. LATAN also provides access to AT devices and services through a variety of resources, including publications, websites, and online resources.
To be eligible for Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network (LATAN) services, individuals must meet the following criteria:
- Be a Louisiana resident
- Have a disability or be an older adult (age 65 or older)
- Have a need for assistive technology to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities
- Have the financial resources to pay for the requested services and/or assistive technology
- Have an unmet need for assistive technology as determined by a formal assessment
- Be willing to work with LATAN to identify, acquire, and use assistive technology.
How Can I Apply?
The Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network (LATAN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to assistive technology for individuals with disabilities. Individuals who wish to apply for LATAN services can do so by visiting the LATAN website. On the website, applicants can fill out an online application form and submit it for evaluation. After submitting the application, applicants will be contacted by LATAN staff for an in-person assessment. Applicants will then be provided with information about what services they qualify for and the cost of such services.