Las Trampas supports adults with developmental disabilities to discover their capabilities and to lead full lives in their home, at work, and in the community.

Assistive Technology


what is assisted tech

Assistive technology (AT) are products, equipment and systems that enhance learning, working, and daily living for persons with disabilities.


Give the gift of Assistive Technology! Here is our wish list:

  1. We need 2 GoTalks for the non-verbal clients in our Adult Day Program. A GoTalk is a simple, low-tech way go talkfor children and adults with limited or no speech capability to communicate. With help, the non-verbal individial is able to record and playback phrases needed to comunicate their daily needs, to chat with friends, to particpate in classes or to communcate at home. These range from $160.00-$200.00 each. 

2. We need 2 GoTalk stands. About $47.00 each.

timer3. Time Timers for each of our classrooms. Time Timers make it possible to determine how much time is left without having to know how to tell time. Our clients will use this for their scheduled activities, lessons, exercise sessions and therapy, or use as a countdown to mealtimes or appointments. Users see how much time is left in red on the clock face. $40.00 each

4. Big Macks at $146.00 each (2 for each room) These are ideal for bigmackindividuals with visual impairments or who require a larger target area. The BIGmack communicator allows the individual to record any message and press its activation surface for playback up to 2 mintues in length. It also includes an external jack to connect a battery operated toy or appliance for instant positive reinforcement.

5. Little Macks at $132.00 each (2 for each room)

Bigger Gifts:

Wheelchair mounts for iPads, $230.00-$450.00

Switches for iPads using scanning while using Proloquo2Go, $180-$300.00

Voice output buttons for wheelchair clients, 1-2 per client depending on skills

IMG_4195PECS Books enable nonverbal individuals to communicate via pictures by selecting pictures with which to express a need or desire. The “communicative partner” responds, usually by granting the request. Over time, nonverbal individuals learn to form complete sentences with pictures, and eventually how to comment or ask questions. $36.00 each




Staff Training

All Direct Staff and Management are provided with comprehensive training to ensure the highest quality of services to the individuals served by the agency.

New-Hire Orientation (within 90 days of hire)

48 hours of training including but not limited to: annual trainings, general safety, service design, regulations, policies and procedures, incident and mandated reporting, medication management, health conditions, developmental disabilities, and 40 hours of hands-on training.

Annual Training

  • Positive Behavioral Support Training (PBS)
  • Teaching Social Skills (TSS)
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention (NCI)

Weekly and Monthly Inservice Trainings

Ongoing trainings on all items noted above as well as staffing cases of the individuals served. Additional trainings also include training on curriculum and teaching methods.

Residential Direct Service Professional (DSPs)

DSP I Training (Year 1) DSP II Training (Year 2) Ongoing Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Office Location

3460 Lana Lane, Lafayette, CA 94549

Rights Under Title VI

Las Trampas operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Las Trampas.

Title VI Rights Notice (English and Spanish)

Title VI Transportation Complaint Procedures and Form (English)

Procediminetos de Quejas de Transporte del Título VI y Formulario (Espaniol)