Assistive Technology for Independent Living (AT/IL) Program

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 and plan
    • Assistance identifying appropriate Assistive Technology (AT)  
    • 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?

      1. Anyone with a permanent disability that causes a substantial functional limitation and lacks other resources.
      2. The services being sought must also be available through the program otherwise referrals to those services can be provided.
      3. 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

          For More Information

          Northern Nevada: Southern Nevada:
          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 (866- 206-5242 – Toll Free