AbleNet is constantly developing products to better meet children’s individual and unique needs. AbleNet is offering assistive technology assessment products for Gillette’s outreach clinics and in their five Twin Cities locations so staff who work with children who have disabilities can evaluate each child and fit him or her with appropriate technology.
“Gillette is one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals in pediatric orthopedics and neurology and neurosurgery. We feel fortunate to be able to wed our broad array of assistive technology solutions, so staff can make the best choices on behalf of patients,” said Jennifer Thalhuber, CEO of AbleNet. “We see this partnership as an opportunity for us to better understand how the medical community works with parents and care providers to provide successful assistive technology solutions.”
“Gillette is very grateful for the gift that AbleNet has offered. With this technology, our staff can work to ensure that our pediatric patients have an opportunity to see how technology can help them reach their goals,” said Jon Galloway, Vice President, Development, at Gillette. “Our partnership with companies like AbleNet helps us support our hospital and provide top-notch health care to our patients.”
The AbleNet-branded technology equipment will be available in five Gillette Twin Cities locations, as well as in outreach vans that travel throughout the state. The Gillette technology rooms will have 50 AbleNet assistive technology solutions available for staff to use and evaluate with their pediatric patients. Gillette has put up plaques in its five Twin Cities area clinics recognizing AbleNet's donation.
To learn more about AbleNet, visit http://www.ablenetinc.com. To learn more about Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, visit http://www.gillettechildrens.org.
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;
About Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Gillette, an independent, not-for-profit hospital and clinics, is internationally recognized for
its work in the diagnosis and treatment of children and young adults who have disabilities
or complex medical needs, such as cerebral palsy, complex orthopedic conditions,
craniofacial anomalies, neurological conditions, brain and spinal-cord injuries, spina bifida
and juvenile arthritis. Since 1897, Gillette has been at the forefront of medical treatment,
technology, education and research for children with disabilities. Gillette’s mission is to
help children, adults and their families improve their health, achieve greater well-being,
and enjoy life. For more information, visit www.gillettechildrens.org.