Wednesday, Sept 29 | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EST

Presented by the Golisano Center for Special Needs at SUNY Upstate Medical University


AT Village ( is a quality improvement initiative that seeks to improve families’ experience with the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) process, to promote interprofessional collaboration, and to develop community standards for timely delivery of DME for children with developmental disabilities. AT Village makes it easier for families and care teams to work together to get kids with disabilities the Adaptive Technology (AT) they need in order to do the things they like to do! The AT Village web resource was launched in 2021 by the Golisano Center for Special Needs at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.

Join us for this special presentation to learn how to better access Adaptive Technology and DME for your loved one.

Registration is not required.

How to Join

If you are Joining from a PC, Mac, iOS, or Android device, please click on the following URL at the time of the conference:  /  Password: 757669

If your device is unable to join, please copy and paste the URL into a web browser and press enter.

To join the audio portion, please dial either of the following telephone numbers: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)

When requested to enter a Meeting ID, please enter this number: 943 2907 6435

If you are calling from outside the United States, please refer to the available  international numbers available at the web conference site:

Please locate the country from where you are calling and dial the corresponding telephone number. The Meeting ID, when requested, is the same as above.

Should you have any questions or technical trouble, please contact the Le Moyne College Technology Service Desk at (315) 445-4579.

Le Moyne College’s web conference service is provided by ZOOM.


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A child in an adaptive positioning chair with a therapist

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to help the kids and families we serve to get Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and other Adaptive Technologies (AT). Our vision is to make the DME process a positive experience and to build community.

Quality Improvement Initiative

We developed a tracking system for DME orders in the Electronic Medical Record. We track our progress with meeting QI goals and share quarterly community reports on the AT Village website. Our team goals are as follows:
Team goal #1: 14 days from the date equipment is recommended by a medical provider to the date of evaluation by PT/ATP.
Team goal #2: 80 days from the date of the equipment evaluation to delivery of DME (transaction cycle time).

Equipment Solutions

In this section, we try to keep things simple by providing step-by-step instructions for obtaining DME that fall into the following categories: (1) Seating, Positioning, & Mobility, (2) Home Equipment, (3) Home Modifications, (4) Accessible Vehicles, (5) Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). 

Community Solutions

In this section, we share information about community solutions for accessing adaptive equipment that extends beyond DME and that is reimbursed by insurance. These community solutions include loan closets, equipment shares, maker spaces, sports & fitness programs, outdoor recreation opportunities, local parks, school districts, accessible transportation, and grant & funding options.

Therapist Resources

In this section, we provide resources for physical, occupational, and speech therapists, including a directory of therapists in CNY, sample letters of medical necessity, and handouts about how to obtain a variety of different types of DME.