Assistive Technology for Independent Living (AT/IL) Program


The Assistive Technology for Independent Living (AT/IL) Program is a statewide program that supports an individual’s choice to live in their community.  The program can provide assistance to individuals to identify the appropriate Assistive Technology (AT) that is necessary for the individual to care for themselves or be cared for in their homes and community rather than in a care facility.  The program also has resources to provide AT when no other resources are possible.

    What is Offered?

    • Assistance developing Independent Living goals and Independent Living plans
    • Assistance identifying appropriate Assistive Technology (AT)
    • Information and technical assistance
    • Assistance identifying resources for AT needed
    • Assistance finding contractors and vendors for the necessary AT
    • Provide Assistive Technology needed for daily living, home and community access; including home modifications, durable medical equipment, vehicle modifications, visual aids, mobility devices, and personal communication technology

      Who Is Eligible?

      Anyone whose disability causes a substantial functional limitation and lacks other resources.  The services being sought must also be available through the program otherwise referrals to those services can be provided.  Lastly there must be a reasonable expectation that the services will enable the individual to gain, improve, and maintain their independence and enable them to complete their activities of daily living.  Individuals that are currently in a care facility, or at high risk of placement in a facility, can be prioritized for the services that are necessary for them live independently in the community.

        Who Manages the Program?

        Case coordination is provided through non-profit community partners C*A*R*E* Chest of Sierra Nevada and Easter Seals. Our community partners provide case coordination, information, assistance, and follow-along supports directly with the AT/IL consumers.  Eligibility determinations are made by the community partner agencies and work with the individual.  The program is managed by the Aging and Disability Services Division’s  (ADSD) Disability Services Unit.  Disability services and ADSD manages all case service funds as well as providing oversight and direction to our community partners.

          For More Information

          Southern Nevada:

          Easter Seals Nevada
          www.easterseals.com
          7351 West Charleston Blvd. Ste. 120
          Las Vegas, NV 89117
          (702) 677-3560- Main
          (702) 870-7616 - Fax
          IL@@eastersealsnevada.org - Contact e-mail 

          Northern Nevada:

          C*A*R*E* Chest of the Sierra Nevada
          www.carechest.org
          7910 N. Virginia Street
          Reno, NV 89506
          (775) 829-2273 - Main
          (775) 829-8745 - Fax
          (866) 206-5242 - Toll Free
          Contact: Bob Donnelly Ext. 108