A Resource & Education Center

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Oak Hill helps people with disabilities experience rich, fulfilling lives in their community. Through education, assistive technology, programs and advocacy, we support them at every stage of life. We also provide a robust array of services to those people who work with, live with, and care for, people challenged by disabilities.

The NEAT (New England Assistive Technology) Center at Oak Hill is a place to learn about the latest technologies, products, equipment, and services that assist people with day-to-day activities that they have trouble doing themselves, either because of a disability or the effects of aging. It is also a place to donate or buy durable medical equipment.

Our Mission: Oak Hill sets the standard, partnering with people with disabilities, to provide services and solutions promoting independence, education, health and dignity.

The Connecticut Institute for the Blind, Inc. (dba Oak Hill) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.


Renew or Apply for Your 2015- 2016 Membership

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Are you curious about what NEAT has to offer or are you happy with your current membership? If so, apply or renew NOW for the upcoming 2015 - 2016 year and "Stay in the Loop" with all things AT!

Discounted benefits include:

Members Only Events|Workshops|AT Assessments|Rental Space|Computer Lab|AT Lending Library

Membership is extended to:

School Districts|Businesses, Employers, Non-Profits|Clinical Professionals|Libraries and Museums

Click here to view our Members List for FY 2015.


Academic Curriculum

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Teachers are Learners too! Please join us in exploring the latest technologies that will help you help your learners. Register for our cutting edge workshops/events and "Stay Ahead of the Curve"!

Learn about NEAT's Professional Development Classes. 

The NEAT on-line workshop calendar.

Download your newly UPDATED copy of the NEAT curriculum here.



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Sign up NOW for NEAT's e-newsletter and stay current on all of the cutting-edge technologies, services, and events that are happening at NEAT! Download The NEAT Center Brochure.

Information For Featured News & Events

The NEAT Center is a program of Oak Hill

For People with Disabilities

Blind/Visual Impairments
Deaf/Hearing Impairments
Intellectual Disabilities
Other Physical Disabilities
Multiple Disabilities

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Chapter 126 | An Oak Hill Center

Chapter 126 is an adaptive recreational sports and fitness center, open to youth, adults, veterans and seniors with physical disabilities. It is also one of NEAT's satellite centers. Click here to learn more!

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Oak Hill's Center for Relationship and Sexuality Education is dedicated to providing information and teaching strategies on how you, as an educator or caregiver, can help the people you serve, make safe and healthy relationship/life choices. Click here to watch a video on the importance of this subject matter and on how to begin your teaching process. For more information, please visit our website or email: Katie.Hanley@oakhillct.org or Jacilyn.Fricks@oakhillct.org

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Oak Hill’s work with blind and visually impaired veterans through its New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center, is critical to helping them return to self-sufficiency and employment. The Veterans’ Administration and the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts, are eager to get veterans back to work, offering tax benefits to companies who hire them.

Learn more about our program

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Assistive Technology Assessments - Evaluations/Consultations

Are you looking for an assessment in: AT (Assistive Technology), AAC (Alternative Augmentative Communication) or Blind/Low Vision Technology?

Our professional staff are here to help! Click here to get started.

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Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm | 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9:00am - 2:00pm | Closed on Sundays and most holidays.

Phone: (860) 243-2869 | Fax: (860) 286-3111 | Email: info@neatmarketplace.org


Read the "Tweets" from our October, 2014 "Tools for Schools" event!



Dancing in the Dark

NEAT's very own Steve Famiglietti, Blind Vocational Services Manager, danced the night away at CRIS (CT Radio Information Service) Radio's {Audio Access for People who are Blind or Print-Challenged} "Dancing in the Dark" event. The emcee was Scot Haney from WFSB!


A Special Event for World Autism Awareness Day! Autism, Apps, and ATÖoh my!

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4-27-15  Don't miss out! Only 3 days left to register, so sign up Now! Participants will learn about various assistive technology tools that can help support students with Autism in the classroom setting.Conference includes contact hours and lunch. Join us for this special event for only $35!

Prerequisite: None


NEATís Member ATventures - Session 3 of 3

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5-5-15 Members Only: FREE Event!

NEAT invites staff from member districts and organizations to join us in an ATventure to learn about, network with others and explore the possibilities of assistive technology.  Topics will include tools, strategies and technology that facilitate - Student Created Content, Collaborative Learning, and much, much more.

This event is open to NEAT members only. Click here to learn how you too, can become a member!

Prerequisite: None


Mobile Tools and Assistive Technology - Discover the Possibilities for Individuals with Disabilities!

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5-22-15  Accommodations and supportive technology tools can be extremely valuable for students and individuals in the classroom or entering or re-entering the workforce.

Prerequisite: None


Dyslexia 102: Assistive Technology for S.L.D.

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5-28-15 Did you miss D-101? Don't miss D-102! Everyone learns in their own unique way. It can be challenging to find the right tools to help you help your learners, especially those with a specific learning disability.

Prerequisite: None


ZoomText University

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6-2 and 6-3, 2015  Ai Squared and The NEAT Center at Oak Hill are proud to announce ZoomText training at the NEAT Center. Download the flyer for more information.

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Fee: $449 per student for both days (additional charge for 1.2 CEU's)

Prerequisite: None

Or contact Kim Moore at 802-367-6110 or kmoore@aisquared.com

Download Attachment: ZoomText University Training

Window Eyes University

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6-4 and 6-5, 2015  Are you interested in learning how to access the Windows 7 or 8.1 operating system from Microsoft? Do you need help learning how to browse the web more efficiently? If you answered yes, then this class is for you!

Fee: $650 for both days

  • A limited number of scholarships are available for graduates of Oak Hill School and will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. Please call 860-286-3100 for more information on scholarships.

  • Prerequisite: None

Or contact Kim Moore at 802-367-6110 or email:kmoore@aisquared.com

Download Attachment: Window Eyes Training Flyer 2015

Vision Open House 2015

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6-10-15  We invite you to be part of this wonderful day of product demonstration and information. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about services and assistive technology available to help you with your vision needs. This event is FREE!


Or contact Julie Hein at 860-243-2869 or email: Julie.Hein@oakhillct.org

Download Attachment: Vision Open House Flyer

Dyslexia 101: A Conference for Educators and Parents

Did you miss this conference?

Please let us know if you're interested in a repeat of this event by taking the:

 Dyslexia 101 Conference Survey. 

Thank You to our sponsors!

Decoding Dyslexia CT | Learning Incentive Smart Kids | Kings Speech | Learning House | Learning Ally | Learning Foundations