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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Another Piece of the Puzzle

How a small piece of technology can provide big peace of mind

Many people think nothing of going out in the community to run errands or engage in interests. For individuals with both seen and unseen disabilities or conditions (as well as their family members or caregivers), real worry or anxiety may exist preventing independent outings. Learn how Hammer implemented a small piece of technology to provide greater independence for individuals in their apartment program.

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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.

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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.

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