PA Assistive Technology Foundation

 On the left is the cover of Cents and Sensibility, green background and blue font color. On the right is the cover of the Educator Companion Manual, yellow background and blue font color. Just Released!Cents & Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management(7th Edition), and Educator Companion Manual (2nd Edition)  We are excited to share that we have released two brand new editions of our fully accessible financial education guides – Cents and Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management, 7th Edition and theEducator Companion Manual, 2nd Edition. We published Cents and Sensibility (left in photo above) to address the financial education needs of people with disabilities, while providing comprehensive strategies, activities, and resources for anyone who wants to have control over their money. The book provides the tools people need to make informed financial decisions and tackles financial topics like how to save for the future without losing benefits that impact individuals with disabilities. Download the Free Guide  Our Educator Companion Manual, 2nd Edition,(right in photo above) aligns with chapters from Cents and Sensibility, and provides educators and instructors with strategies for addressing the unique financial education needs of students with disabilities. Each section in the Manual includes topic objectives, key terms, and essential questions, which provide guidance for teaching the lessons included in Cents and Sensibility. The Educator Companion Manual helps anyone taking on an educator’s role to engage all students in financial education. The Manual includes financial education topics such as earning, saving, credit, and decision making. The instructional materials correlate with the National Standards for Financial Education and Pennsylvania Academics Standards. Download the Free Manual   CEO Ben Laudermilch says PATF’s education efforts can help anyone make better decisions when it comes to money matters. “If you want to have more control over your personal finances and financial future, our curriculum is a one-of-a-kind resource that can provide you with insights into organizing your money, borrowing money, and saving it safely. People with disabilities have distinct financial needs and our mission – with this education program – is to help close the wide knowledge gap that keeps this underserved community from fully meeting their goals,” said Ben.  PATF helps Pennsylvanians of all ages, all disabilities and health conditions, all income levels, and all communities and cultural backgrounds. We offer information about acquiring assistive technology (AT), funding resources, financial education, and financial loan programs. For more information, call 484-674-0506 or visit  Check out our Financial Education Website homepage on desktop and mobile screens showing a welcome message and 9 financial education topics to choose from. is a companion website to Cents and Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management. This website is designed to help people with disabilities, their families, and advocates learn about managing money. In addition to the information covered in Cents and Sensibility, the website also includes interactive versions of all the activities with end-of-topic quizzes. Visit and other financial education resources for people with disabilities. Money Talks June 23 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Money Talks: A Webinar Series on Financial Empowerment for People with Disabilities Learn about money, get answers to your money questions, and find ways to make sound money choices. Go to the webinar series Coming in 2023!  
Parents and professionals are helping PATF create the Family Guide for families to be able to help their children learn about managing their money and gain lifelong financial skills to make informed decisions about money. Our goal is for children to live in a world where they will have equal access to financial services and products offered by banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions.   Support Our Work Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1998, that provides financing opportunities, education, and advocacy for people with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians, helping them to acquire assistive technology devices and services that improve the quality of their lives. Donate

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