Adaptive Seating & Enabling Equipment Center

Adaptive Seating
& Enabling Equipment Center

Enabling Technology

Increased Control of Personal Environments

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Overcoming Barriers to Personal Independence

Mobility supports personal independence and when help is needed, the Lakeview School is ready to assist!

The Adaptive Seating and Equipment Center at Lakeview School offers state of the art evaluation technology and simulators to assure that the most appropriate mobility devices and seating systems are designed to meet the unique needs of each student for use at school, home and in the community.

Established in 1982 as the first program of its kind in New Jersey, the Center also provides assistance and guidance to parents in navigating third party payment systems such as medical insurances and government benefits.

Program Highlights

  • Provides assessment and consultation services to the students of Lakeview School to determine the appropriateness of seating systems and adaptive equipment
  • Incorporates a team model approach at each clinical evaluation to ensure that the equipment prescribed and ordered for each student corresponds with individual IEP goals.
  • Offers to families training in mobility systems, home care equipment and environment accessibility
  • Makes adaptations and fabrications of daily living aids and devices
  • Loans to families at no cost specialized equipment such as strollers, wheelchairs, standers and bathing equipment

Services Provided

  • Consultations for customized seating systems and adaptive equipment
  • Comprehensive assessments of current seating systems
  • Assistance with environmental accessibility, equipment options and home care
  • Onsite adaptations and fabrications of functional aids
  • State of the art evaluation technology including pressure mapping systems and seating simulators
  • Onsite rehab technician for equipment adjustments and emergency repairs
  • In-service trainings for staff, families and school districts’ personnel
  • Practical applications of assistive technology


  • Assistance and advocacy for 3rd party funding for equipment
  • Equipment loans for trial and evaluation
  • Consultations with physician consultants on procurement of appropriate equipment


  • Increase in personal independence through mobility
  • Improve functional capabilities
  • Improve positioning to maximize health
  • Enhance environment accessibility
  • Improve quality of life for both students and caregivers

Adaptive seating and equipment professionals are:

  • Certified by the NJ Department of Education
  • Licensed by the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs
  • Certified as Assistive Technology Professionals (ATP) by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
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