Purchasing Adaptive Technology: A Program from AbleNet

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Press release:

AbleNet, Inc. Announces Funding Program to Assist in Filing for Private Insurance Coverage

Receiving funding for augmentative and alternative communications devices, switch access and mounting systems from third party organizations is made easier, faster and more effective

St. Paul, Minn., June 1, 2009—AbleNet Incorporated, a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of assistive technology products, software and curriculum for people with disabilities, launches its third party funding program to help customers access funding from private insurance providers.

Insurance coverage is often available for many of the augmentative and alternative communications (AAC) devices, access solutions like switches, as well as mounting system for beds and wheelchairs are now offered by AbleNet. Insurance providers, however, vary widely in their requirements to receive funding for assistive technology devices and the process is often complex.

“At AbleNet we are excited to be in a position to help our customers navigate the complex process of getting funding from private insurance,” said AbleNet President and CEO Jen Thalhuber. “The AbleNet products are often covered by these third party organizations but the documentation and other reporting requirements are overwhelming and very time consuming. We feel it is important for us to help our customers with this process.”

The AbleNet funding program is an important resource to assure access to funding coverage. The experts will help guide practitioners and customers through the numerous documents required and the specifics of the application process. Ultimately, the user gets their needed assistive technology equipment, which will significantly improve their quality of life and productivity.

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About AbleNet Incorporated

AbleNet is an international company and industry leader in providing educational and technical solutions to help children and adults with disabilities lead productive and fulfilled lives. This includes a complete line of communication aids for nonverbal individuals; access aids, such as switches and wheelchair mounting devices for people who require physical supports; and special education classroom curriculum and software that both enhance and help ensure learning progress. The products are offered in more than 60 countries and used in hundreds of thousands of classrooms in the United States and across the globe. AbleNet is an ESOP company located in Roseville, Minnesota. For more information, visit www.ablenetinc.com.

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