Wraparound Services of the Hudson Valley’s TRAID program exists to provide individuals with disabilities in Ulster, Orange, Rockland and Sullivan counties, access to assistive technology that allows them to maximize independence in home, school, employment and community environments. Through a Federal grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services and Administration for Community Living (ACL), and with the support of Money Follows the Person, Early Intervention and ACCES-VR the Justice Center administers the TRAID Program.

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Assistive Technology is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them. As one of twelve Regional Technology Centers throughout the State of New York, Wraparound Services of the Hudson Valley’s TRAID program provides the following services:

  • Operates as a device demonstration facility, allowing individuals the opportunity to “test drive” expensive pieces of equipment prior to purchase.
  • Coordinate local technology information and referral services. 
  • Implement outreach, public awareness, and education and training programs.
  • Promote local advocacy on how to access and use assistive technology devices and services.

The TRAID program also provides statewide coordination of assistive technology activities for people with disabilities and fosters development of State and Federal policies to enhance the availability of assistive technology to the general public and increase public awareness if the benefits of assistive technology.

Our services are available to persons with disabilities of all ages, their families, service providers, employers, educators and others who are interested in disability issues or assistive technology.

Each person can loan up to three pieces of assistive technology for two months as a time, for the following purposes:

  • Deciding if an item is appropriate to purchase
  • Acting as a loaner for already purchased items out for repair

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For more information about the TRAID program through New York State visit: