Getting Started

What is Dollars and Sense? How Can I Use It?

This database is for use by individuals with disabilities, their families, advocates, and service providers. It lets the user obtain a list of current funding sources and service providers that match the user's individual assistive technology funding needs.

This guide describes both possible funding sources and strategies to obtain funding for assistive technology from these sources. It is well-organized and designed to be simple to use. It is our hope that Dollars & Sense will be used to help individuals understand programs and to assist them in identifying potential funding sources. Please share your experiences with us and with others.

Tools for Life, funded under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 (update Tech Act) is designed to make assistive technology devices and services more available and accessible to ALL Georgians with disabilities. Dollars & Sense was produced as part of this effort.

We are indebted to the following individuals for their work on earlier editions of this Guide: Mike Weeks (Production Manager, First and Second Edition); Pamela D. Smith, Ed.D. (Consultant and Primary Author, First Edition); and Betsy Presley (Policy Analyst/Funding Specialist, First Edition).