The AT/IL Program is a statewide program that supports
an individual’s choice to live in their community with the use of Assistive
Technology (AT). The programs focus is
on removing daily living barriers. The
program can help individuals define their Independent Living goals and determine
the appropriate Assistive Technology (AT) needed to care for themselves, or receive
care, in their homes and their community.
The program has resources to provide a variety of AT when no other resources
are possible. Individuals that are
currently in a care facility, or at high risk of placement in a facility, can
be prioritized (if funding is available) for the services that are necessary
for them to live independently in the community.
It is our intent to make sure each consumer is well informed. We want you to know how the program works and what you can expect. A major goal of ours is to promote the Independent Living Philosophy emphasizing consumer control where people with disabilities are the best experts on their own needs and how to live, work, and take part in their communities. Particularly about services that powerfully affect their day-to-day lives and access to independence.
What is Offered?
- Assistance developing Independent Living goals
- Assistance identifying appropriate Assistive
- Information, referrals, and technical assistance
- Assistance identifying resources for AT needed
- Assisting consumers to identify the options so
they can make an informed choice
- Assistance finding contractors and/or vendors for
the AT necessary
- 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 with a permanent disability that causes a
substantial functional limitation and lacks other resources.
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.
Who Manages the Program?
Case coordination is provided through our community
partner CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada. CARE
Chest provides statewide case coordination, information, assistance, and
follow-along support directly with the AT/IL consumers until their goal/goals
have been met. Eligibility
determinations are made by CARE Chest while working directly with the individual.
The Aging and Disability Services Division’s
(ADSD) Disability Services Unit provides oversight, support and direction. At ADSD
contact John Rosenlund (775) 687-0835 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For More Information
|CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada
||CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada
|7910 N. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89506
||7910 N. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89506
|(775) 829-2273 – Main, Ext 108
||(702) 335-4241 – Main
|(866) 206-5242 – Toll Free
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