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Hold for Tech fund forum - Shared screen with speaker view
christinaallen
01:03:32
She is breaking up
GHalvarson
01:06:47
I can see it
Jennifer White
01:29:02
To watch video examples: www.ableopps.com > Innovative Accommodations > PW Protected > PowerOfTech2021
Shauna
01:29:59
Where is form? Online?
Tracy.Levesque
01:30:45
Thank you Neel and Asha, that was a wonderful video.
christinaallen
01:33:59
I lost my connection I am sorry
christinaallen
01:34:09
Where can I find the application or request??
christinaallen
01:35:02
Thank you
Jennifer White
01:35:34
The request will be available April 22nd. The request form will be posted on the website of BHDHH and also sent to all community providers
Anne Gendron’s iPhone (2)
01:37:23
Will you receive the actual device or a monetary value to purchase ourselves
Jennifer White
01:38:06
The form explains that you need a goal in your request, connecting your tech choice to something that will improve your access to functioning at home, in the community or workplace.
iPad
01:38:43
Is there an appeal process if you don’t agree with the decision?
ken
01:39:12
How specific does the goal need to be?
tracey cunningham martins BHDDH
01:41:34
DME Durable Medical Equipment
Andrew McQuaide, Sherlock Center on Disabilities
01:45:44
Charting the LifeCourseDaily Life & EmploymentWhat a person does as part of everyday life–school, employment, volunteering, communication, routines, life skills.Community LivingWhere and how someone lives – housing and living options, community access, transportation, home adaptations and modifications.Healthy LivingManaging and accessing health care and staying well – medical, mental health, behavioral health, developmental, wellness and nutrition.Safety & SecurityStaying safe and secure – emergencies, well-being, guardianship options, legal rights and issues.Social & SpiritualityBuilding friendships and relationships, leisure activities, personal networks, and faith community.Advocacy & EngagementBuilding valued roles, making choices, setting goals, assuming responsibility and driving how one’s own life is lived.
Jennifer White
01:47:49
This Tech Fund is run thru BHDDH, to give people opportunity to buy smart devices and tools connected to goals for independence.There are other funding sources and agencies to get Assistive Technology: For example, TechAccess - who provides Assistive Technology assessments and training. Or DME, to apply for durable medical equipment.If you have questions about this Tech Fund thru BHDHH, ask your Social Case Worker.
David Moreno
01:48:08
I almost have to go (I am sorry)
Steven DiBiasio
01:49:00
Where does one find the request application/form?
Kim Einloth
01:49:27
The request will be available April 22nd. The request form will be posted on the website of BHDHH and also sent to all community providers
Amy Stone
01:49:41
So the ISP needs to be amended first to include a tech goal and then the request is completed?
D S
01:50:18
Can you give some Examples of goals?
Peter Petrone
01:50:48
Will the ISP revision related to the technology request be fast-tracked?
Alexandria Heredia-Smith
01:51:02
Since the funds will not cover assessments or training for the individuals, does this mean it also will not cover training support staff on the purchased tech?
cindy Arnold
01:51:19
Do you go through your Caseworker if you are self direct & don't have an agency?
Shauna
01:51:36
Is here some resource with practical advise on sorting through technology — figuring out iPad vs other tablets or watch to help tech newbies
Peter Petrone
01:51:43
Is there a budget range for our requests?
Lori
01:51:56
Do the funds come directly to the person or the place of purchase? Is there a time limit to purchase the product?
D S
01:59:07
So the goal can be as short a sentence or two? We have much difficult even getting in touch with the social work so don't think that will help my son.
Kim Einloth
02:01:22
Funds will be made available through providers and fiscal intermediaries.
Karen Rasnick
02:01:35
The budget question is important!!!
Jennifer White
02:03:44
Thank you interpreters!!
Mary Beth Cournoyer
02:03:57
If acquiring technology is more of an objective to meet a goal, doesn't it make more sense to tie need and use to life goals as illustrated in Charting the Life Source example?
cindy Arnold
02:04:31
thank you
Molly Wise
02:04:36
Thank you interpreters!
Kim Einloth
02:04:37
The Charting the Lifecourse life domains are referenced in the request form.
Andrew McQuaide, Sherlock Center on Disabilities
02:04:42
Yes, that is an option available to individuals, Mary Beth.
Sarah Audet
02:04:53
thank you!
Elizabeth Rose A'Vant
02:04:57
Thanki-
Elizabeth Rose A'Vant
02:05:08
Thank-you!
joanpetteruti
02:05:09
Thank You
Kelly Flynn
02:05:13
Thank you
D S
02:05:16
Thank you!
Alexandria
02:05:20
thank you
Jay MacKay - BHDDH
02:05:20
Thank you!