National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

Illinois 2018

General Information

Statewide AT Program (Information to be listed in national State AT Program Directory)

State AT Program Title:
Illinois Assistive Technology Program
State AT Program Title:
State AT Program URL
www.iltech.org
Mailing Address:
1020 S. Spring Street
City:
Springfield
State:
Illinois
Zip Code:
62704
Program Email:
wgunther@iltech.org
Phone:
217-522-7985
TTY:
800-852-5110

Lead Agency

Agency Name:
Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services
Mailing Address:
100 S. Grand Avenue, East
City:
Springfield
State:
Illinois
Zip Code:
62794
Program URL:
http://www.dhs.state.il.us

Implementing Entity

Name of Implementing Agency:
Illinois Assistive Technology Program
Mailing Address:
1020 S. Spring Street
City
Springfield
State:
Illinois
Zip Code:
62704
Program URL:
http://www.iltech.org

Program Director and Other Contacts

Program Director for State AT Program (last, first):
Gunther, Wilhelmina
Title:
Executive Director
Phone:
217-522-7985
E-mail:
wgunther@iltech.org
Program Director at Lead Agency (last, first):
Lloyd, Jodi
Title:
Project Administrator
Phone:
217-782-9432
E-mail:
Jodi.Llyod@illinois.gov
Primary Contact at Implementing Agency (last, first) - If applicable:
Gunther, Wilhelmina
Title:
Executive Director
Phone:
217-522-7985
E-mail:
wgunther@iltech.org

Person Responsible for completing this form if other than Program Director

Name (last, first):
Title:
Phone:
E-mail:

Certifying Representative

Name (last, first):
Wade, Quinetta
Title:
Director
Phone:
217-557-0401
E-mail:
Quinetta.Wade@illinois.gov

State Financing

Did your approved state plan for this reporting period include any State Financing? Yes
Did your approved state plan for this reporting period include conducting a Financial Loan Program? Yes

Loan Applications
Area of Residence Total
Metro
RUCC 1-3
Non-Metro
RUCC 4-9
Approved Loan made 06 01 07
Approved Not made 00 01 01
Rejected 26 11 37
Total 32 13 45

2. Income of Applicants to Whom Loans Were Made

Lowest/Highest Incomes
Lowest Income: $16,284 Highest Income: $58,719

Average Income
Sum of Incomes Loans Made Average Annual Income
$293,427 07 $41,918

Number and Percentage of Loans Made to Applicants by Income Range
Income Ranges Total
$15,000
or Less
$15,001-
$30,000
$30,001-
$45,000
$45,001-
$60,000
$60,001-
$75,000
$75,001
or More
Number of Loans 00 02 01 04 00 00 07
Percentage of Loans 0% 28.57% 14.29% 57.14% 0% 0% 100%

3. Loan Type

Loan Type
Type of Loan Number of Loans Percentage of loans
Revolving Loans 07 100%
Partnership Loans
Without interest buy-down or loan guarantee 00 0%
With interest buy-down only 00 0%
With loan guarantee only 00 0%
With both interest buy-down and loan guarantee 00 0%
Total 07 100%

Loan Type Summary
Type of Loan Number of Loans Dollar Value of Loans
Revolving Loans 07 $101,635
Partnership Loans 00 $0
Total 07 $101,635

4. Interest Rates

Interest Rates
Lowest 3%
Highest 5%

Interest Rate Summary
Sum of Interest Rates Number of Loans Made Average Interest Rate
28 07 4%

Number of Loans Made by Interest Rate
Interest Rate Number of loans
0.0% to 2.0% 00
2.1% to 4.0% 04
4.1% to 6.0% 03
6.1% to 8.0% 00
8.1% - 10.0% 00
10.1%-12.0% 00
12.1%-14.0% 00
14.1% + 00
Total 07

5. Types and Dollar Amounts of AT Financed

Types and Dollar Amounts of AT Financed
Type of AT Number of Devices Financed Dollar Value of Loans
Vision 00 $0
Hearing 01 $5,204
Speech communication 00 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 01 $2,490
Daily living 01 $7,500
Environmental adaptations 00 $0
Vehicle modification and transportation 04 $86,441
Computers and related 00 $0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 07 $101,635

6. Defaults

Defaults
Number Loans in default 00
Net loss for loans in default $0

B. State Financing Activities that provide consumers with resources and services that result in the acquisition of AT devices and services

1. Overview of Activities Performed

How many other state financing activities that provide consumers with access to funds for the purchase of AT devices and services were included in your approved state plan? 01
Activity 1
How would you describe this state financing activity? Other: VR Assistive Technology Program
2. Geographic Distribution, Number of Individuals Who Acquired AT Devices and Services and Number for whom Performance Measure Data are Collected
Geographic Distribution
County of Residence Individuals Served
A. Metro (RUCC 1-3) 394
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9) 71
C. Total Served 465

Performance Measure Number
Performance Measure Number
D. Excluded from Performance Measure 465
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures 00

If a number is reported in D you must provide a description of the reason the individuals are excluded from the performance measure:

VR is obligated to provide this AT for eligible recipients. This program pre-buys and provides on behalf of VR.

3. Types and Dollar Amounts of AT Funded
Types and Dollar Amounts of AT Funded
Type of AT Device / Service Number of Devices
Funded
Value of
AT Provided
Vision 381 $403,826
Hearing 02 $690
Speech communication 10 $960
Learning, cognition, and developmental 129 $60,203
Mobility, seating and positioning 27 $11,274
Daily living 00 $0
Environmental adaptations 06 $1,600
Vehicle modification and transportation 00 $0
Computers and related 802 $508,909
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 1,357 $987,462


C. State Financing Activities that Allow Consumers to Obtain AT at Reduced Cost

1. Overview of Activities Performed

How many state financing activities that allow consumers to obtain AT at a reduced cost were included in your approved state plan? 00

D. Anecdote

Razjada is a teenager with Cerebral Palsy who uses a walker. Her grandmother Kay was having an increasingly difficult time getting her in either her car or Razjada's mother Stephanie's old Tahoe using a step stool! With the assistance of the Division of Specialized Care for Children, it was determined a valet seat in a van would best serve Razjada's family which also includes two brothers ages seven and nine. Their current vehicles did not allow them to all travel together to visit family or do any fun activities because they also need to transport a walker with seat, a wheelchair and a Raizer lift in addition to any other items the family might need. Kay felt she was getting to old to safely assist Razjada into a vehicle and Stephanie has issues with heart arrhythmia which are sometimes triggered when assisting Razjada into a vehicle. A loan from IATP for a new van and financial assistance from DSCC for the valet seat has given the family the ability to travel and go about their daily lives safely and TOGETHER. It also makes for three generations of very happy women!

Picture of Razjada in the accessible van and thank you letters from three generations of family
Impact Area

Impact Area

E. Performance Measures

Performance Measures
Response Primary Purpose for Which AT is Needed Total
Education Employment Community Living
1. Could only afford the AT through the AT program. 00 00 04 04
2. AT was only available through the AT program. 00 00 01 01
3. AT was available through other programs, but the system was too complex or the wait time too long. 00 00 01 01
4. Subtotal 00 00 06 06
5. None of the above 00 00 00 00
6. Subtotal 00 00 06 06
7. Nonrespondent 00 00 01 01
8. Total 00 00 07 07
9. Performance on this measure NaN% NaN% 85.71%

F. Customer Satisfaction

Satisfaction
Customer Rating of Services Number of Customers Percent
Highly satisfied 06 1.27%
Satisfied 00 0%
Satisfied somewhat 00 0%
Not at all satisfied 00 0%
Nonrespondent 466 98.73%
Total Surveyed 472
Response rate % 1.27%

G. Notes:

Reutilization

A. Number of Recipients of Reused Devices

Activity Number of Individuals Receiving a Device from Activity
A. Device Exchange 00
B. Device Refurbish/Repair - Reassign and/or Open Ended Loan 934
C. Total 934

Performance Measure
D. Device Exchange - Excluded from Performance Measure 00
E. Reassignment/Refurbishment and Repair and Open Ended Loans - Excluded from Performance Measure because AT is provided to or on behalf of an entity that has an obligation to provide the AT such as schools under IDEA or VR agencies/clients 00
F. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures 934

If a number is reported in E you must provide a description of the reason the individuals are excluded from the performance measure:

B. Device Exchange Activities

Device Exchange
Type of AT Device Number of Devices Exchanged Total Estimated Current Purchase Price Total Price for Which Device(s) Were Exchanged Savings to Consumers
Vision 00 $0 $0 $0
Hearing 00 $0 $0 $0
Speech Communication 00 $0 $0 $0
Learning, Cognition and Developmental 00 $0 $0 $0
Mobility, Seating and Positioning 00 $0 $0 $0
Daily Living 00 $0 $0 $0
Environmental Adaptations 00 $0 $0 $0
Vehicle Modification & Transportation 00 $0 $0 $0
Computers and Related 00 $0 $0 $0
Recreation, Sports and Leisure 00 $0 $0 $0
Total 00 $0 $0 $0

C. Device Refurbish/Repair - Reassignment and/or Open Ended Loan Activities

Device Reassign/Repair/Refurbish and/or OEL
Type of AT Device Number of Devices Reassigned/Refurbished and Repaired Total Estimated Current Purchase Price Total Price for Which Device(s) Were Sold Savings to Consumers
Vision 121 $87,784 $0 $87,784
Hearing 13 $3,152 $254 $2,898
Speech Communication 33 $102,088 $395 $101,693
Learning, Cognition and Developmental 08 $1,560 $0 $1,560
Mobility, Seating and Positioning 294 $87,753 $0 $87,753
Daily Living 405 $31,944 $330 $31,614
Environmental Adaptations 07 $4,733 $0 $4,733
Vehicle Modification & Transportation 01 $25,000 $0 $25,000
Computers and Related 44 $14,573 $0 $14,573
Recreation, Sports and Leisure 08 $421 $0 $421
Total 934 $359,008 $979 $358,029

D. Anecdote

I want to thank IATP for helping me solve a very difficult problem. By giving me the special device I was looking for, I am able to continue my daily independence. In the near future I will be facing ear drum repair. After this surgery, I won’t be able to hear out of that ear for several months. Since my other ear is almost useless and I am blind, I will have dual sensory deprivation. This will make it nearly impossible to communicate with husband and family. The Braille Note Apex is allowing me to communicate via email and Braille display. This amazing accessible device has taken away much of my anxiety relating to the surgery. I am excited to be able to continue to communicate with those that I love. I hope that funding and new technology will always allow IATP to continue its programs to help people with disabilities to remain independent in their daily lives. Your services are truly priceless. ~ Marla