Technology for Independence.

Through discussions, planning—and sometimes a little ingenuity—providers, self-advocates, family members, and case managers are coming together to successfully utilize technology to increase independence and maximize staff capabilities.

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Technology is changing the way we live, work, and play.

Apps, sensors, smart medication dispensers, hands-free dispensers, adaptive controllers, communication devices, smart home technology—the list goes on and on. These assistive technology tools and support options are all around us and are increasingly being used to promote and further independence and self-sufficiency in the lives of people with disabilities.

From utilizing a phone app to get off at the right bus stop to setting up smart home devices to help control home and work environments—technology is opening doors (literally!) and providing life-changing opportunities for people with disabilities.

It all starts with a conversation.

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“Alexa, Turn on My Lights.”

Using the Amazon Echo to further independence

The ability to control one’s environment by voice is a perk for some people, but a life changing opportunity for many with disabilities. Just ask Val, whose use of Echo devices and assistive technology sparked further discussions and adoption at The Phoenix Residence, Inc. She’ll gladly tell you about her current technology and how it helps her feel more “like an adult”.

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Learn the keys to a successful conversation and be ready to answer common questions from self-advocates, family members, and case managers.

I am a Provider

Family & Self-Advocates

Learn how to start the conversation with case managers and providers to identify goals and outcomes technology might be able to assist with.

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Case Managers

Begin the conversation with self-advocates, family, and providers to find the right mix of technology uses available to implement in care plans.

I am a Case Manager