Assistive Technology

AT Devices

Assistive technology makes things possible for people with disabilities. We were founded for this purpose in 1988, and we continue the tradition to this day. Our state-wide assistive technology specialists equip individuals with adaptive and rehabilitative devices. Assistive technology can overcome barriers through physical modification, vision services, and communication supports, and workplace accommodations.

We offer a variety of services, including but not limited to:

  • Information and tours for assistive technology.
  • Demonstrations of both low-tech and high-tech devices.
  • A reuse and loan program for devices and equipment.
  • Adaptations for computers and smartphones.
  • Workplace accommodations and accessibility.
  • Tours, device demonstrations, and reuse services are free (donations are welcome).

Prices and funding vary for other services. Assistive Technology comes in many shapes and sizes, but in every scenario, its primary purpose is to improve the quality of the life for the person using it.

For more information on AT Services, please see our AT Services Flyer (PDF)

Serving all of Tennessee

Contact Information

Jennifer Cunningham, OTR/L, ATP
Vice President of Client Services
Jennifer.Cunningham@star-center.org
1-800-464-5619

Meet our Statewide Assistive Technology Team

Billie Griffin, MA, CCC-SLP, ATP

Billie Griffin, MA, CCC-SLP, ATP

Jackson, West TN

Billie has been working as a Speech-Language Pathologist since earning her Master's degree from UT Knoxville in 2007. She has experience working in multiple settings: schools, hospitals (both acute and rehab settings), nursing homes, and private practice. She enjoys technology and how it can be used to improve functional communication across multiple settings.

Christie Elliott, MA, COMS, CATIS

Christie Elliott, MA, COMS, CATIS

Jackson, West TN

Christie joined the STAR Center in September 2005.

Jennifer Cunningham, OTR/L, ATP

Jennifer Cunningham, OTR/L, ATP

Jackson, West TN

Jennifer has worked at the STAR Center since October 2000.

Lindsey Wilkerson, MS, CMHC

Lindsey Wilkerson, MS, CMHC

Jackson, West TN

Lindsey joined the STAR Center in August 2015.

Tara Janssen, MS, OTR/L

Tara Janssen, MS, OTR/L

Clarksville, Middle TN

Tara joined the STAR Center's AT Team in January 2020.

Olivia Rossi, MRT, ATP

Olivia Rossi, MRT, ATP

Nashville, Middle TN

Olivia joined the STAR Center's AT Team in November 2021.

Meredith Bailey, MA, CVRT, CATIS

Meredith Bailey, MA, CVRT, CATIS

Cookeville, Middle/East TN

Meredith joined the STAR Center's AT Team in August 2019.

Lizzie Harris, SLP-A

Lizzie Harris, SLP-A

Chattanooga, Southeast TN

Lizzie joined the STAR Center's AT Team in November 2021.

Rich Henderson, MS, OTR/L

Rich Henderson, MS, OTR/L

Knoxville, East TN

Rich graduated with a Master's Degree from Milligan University in 2013 and has since served as an Occupational Therapist OTR/L helping individuals regain their independence. After joining the STAR Center in October of 2021, Rich states that he has been exposed to a whole new world in helping others with disabilities through assistive technology and adaptive aids, and that it is his calling.

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