Vermont AT Reuse Project
The Vermont Assistive Technology Reuse Project manages the Assistive Technology Community Exchange in Vermont (www.getATstuff.com), and the Vermont AT School Exchange (www.Vermont.ATSchoolSwap.com) These forums provide an avenue to affordable equipment.
Get AT Stuff is an online "classifieds" where you can donate or locate new and used Assistive Technology (AT), durable medical equipment and vans.Vermonters can post equipment they no longer need as "Items Available." You can also search the site to locate items or post "Items Needed." For current listings visit www.getATstuff.com, or call 1-800-750-6355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
Available items are often free or low cost. Examples of equipment that you might find are:
- electric beds
- alternating air pressure mattresses
- communication devices
- Hoyer lifts
- stair glides
- adaptive vans, and
- numerous other daily living aids.
Schools often have available Assistive Technology (AT) which was purchased for students who have graduated or moved out of district. The Vermont AT School Exchange is an online exchange, which provides a forum for schools to share equipment, locate needed devices and collaborate professionally.
Vermont was granted a waiver by the US Department of Education from federal policies regarding the disposition of equipment. This allows Vermont’s schools to exchange federally purchased equipment through the AT School Exchange. Click here to view Vermont’s waiver.
Some of the Assistive Technology or Durable Medical Devices that may be exchanged include:
- adaptive computer equipment
- communication devices
- gait trainers, and more.
Join the Supervisory Unions in Vermont who are already participating in this "members only" exchange for VT School systems. If you would like to set up an account on the website, please read the following guidelines below. You can contact our program with any additional questions by email at email@example.com or by phone at 800-750-6355. You may click here to download the Authorized User Form.AT School Exchange Guidelines
Membership in the AT School Exchange is by individual supervisory union. A supervisory union’s Special Education Coordinator must authorize, in writing, membership in the AT School Exchange. Please click here for full terms and conditions.
Each participating supervisory union’s Special Education Coordinator must designate one staff member per school to act as the school’s representative.
This staff member will:
1) be provided with a username and password to access vermont.atschoolswap.com
2) post items to vermont.atschoolswap.com that the school has available
3) list items on vermont.atschoolswap.com that the school needs
4) act in the role of point person and vermont.atschoolswap.com user for all other staff in the school who would like to access the AT School Exchange
Each participating supervisory union will have the opportunity to update their designated school representatives as needed or regularly on an annual basis.
Upon the receipt of certain new items purchased by VT Medicaid, beneficiaries or guardians sign an agreement with their durable medical equipment vendor to return items, when no longer needed. The VT Dept of Health Access arranges for items to be donated to non-profits committed to the reuse/recycling of the equipment, and facilitates the transport of the equipment as needed. If you have an item to return, please call the Clinical Reviewer for Vermont Medicaid at 1-800-250-8427.
Items in the following eight categories of high-end medical equipment are to be collected:
- Augmentative and Adaptive Communication (AAC) devices
- Manual Wheelchairs
- Power Wheelchairs
- Power Operated Vehicles (i.e. scooters)
- Electric Beds
- Shower Commode Chairs