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Another Piece of the Puzzle

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.

12 days of supportive technology

12 Days of Technology Recap

Follow ARRM on Facebook? If so, you may have caught some of our ‘12 Days of Technology’ post series. Each day, December 13–December 24, we featured a new piece of technology that is helping individuals with disabilities live more independently. In case you missed any of the tech, here is the roundup—the Technology Resource Center’s 12 Days of Technology 2019.

At the intersection of independence and safety

At the Intersection of Independence & Safety

Hammer Residences, who is no stranger to sourcing and implementing technology solutions, has recently rolled-out a community-based/service application to provide an enhancement of natural supports while someone is out in the community. The Vitals App™, a community-based/service application, was created to help reduce the risk of misunderstandings, and promote greater independence for users. Check out the 3 minute video to learn more and be sure to keep a look out for the full roll-out story in an upcoming TRC Newsletter!

Transition Checklist

A checklist developed by CCRI to track completion of items when transitioning person served to their Independent By Design program, which leverages technology supports.

Using Technology to Connect with Customers

Technology On The Job

Dylan Dreifke provides outstanding customer service at The Home Depot by utilizing his iPad, a free Home Depot app, and his amazing memory (prior to being hired, he memorized all product and product category locations throughout the entire store!).

Setting her own pace

Putting a Plan Together for Independent Living

Though experiencing health issues that would ultimately require her to need more intensive care, including possible round-the-clock assistance, Angie wanted to maintain her independence and continue to live on her own without being reliant on a staff person constantly in her home.

Apartment Ready Checklist

This checklist is to be used when a client/team feels an apartment setting would be an option for a client.

The Business of Independence

A New Way of Doing Business

As people served were expressing a stronger desire to be more independent, Dungarvin staff thought through scenarios on how to navigate both the independence desire and how they would provide services in the future. Technology was their answer.

A Trip to PACER’s Simon Technology Center

For people looking for assistive technology resources to help them, or those they care for, live more independently, Pacer Simon Technology Center (STC)  is one great place to start.

From Legislative Sessions to Conference Sessions

Upcoming Conference sessions on technology at the ARRM Annual Conference

Utilizing technology to not only provide opportunities for greater independence, but to also assist with the declining workforce is not necessarily a new topic, but it is one that has made it to the top of many individuals lists due to recently passed legislation in Minnesota.

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