New learning center showcases assistive technology

“Most people are not even aware that some of these items exist,” said Susan Garber, the organization’s executive director, who 10 years ago founded the nonprofit purchasing cooperative that allows schools, agencies, organizations and families to buy assistive technology at a reduced price.

More than 18,000 products from more than 90 companies are discounted, Garber said.

In 2007 and 2008, the organization processed nearly $2 million worth of orders.

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