The Assistive Technology Information Card was produced jointly by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities and the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council in May 2019. The text of this card is provided below.
You can also download a PDF of the card or you can request pre-printed hard-copies of the card by calling the Ohio DD Council at 614-466-5205 or 800-766-7426.
When to Use Assistive Technology
You can use assistive technology at home, work, for social activities and for healthcare reasons.
Everyone Uses Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology, or AT, is any interactive electronic item that can help you increase or maintain your independence, skills, and involvement in the community. There are many ways to use AT, such as for completing work tasks, communicating with friends, or reminding you to take medication. All that’s required is an open mind to see how technology can best work for you.
All Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Medicaid waivers can be used to purchase Assistive Technology.
What AT Used to Be
Assistive Technology is not new. The ability to buy and use Assistive Technology has always been around, but it was incorporated into other rules and services. It is no longer part of Specialized Medical Equipment or Career Planning but now has its own service rule.
You’re Interested. What Next?
- Think about areas where you would like more independence.
- Talk with your service and support administrator, or SSA, about your ideas.
- Ask your SSA to set up meetings with technology vendors to see what AT is right for you.