National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

Louisiana 2018

General Information

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

State AT Program Title:
Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network (LATAN)
State AT Program Title:
State AT Program URL
www.latan.org
Mailing Address:
PO Box 14115
City:
Baton Rouge
State:
Louisiana
Zip Code:
70898
Program Email:
info@latan.org
Phone:
8002706185
TTY:
2259259500

Lead Agency

Agency Name:
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Mailing Address:
628 North 4th Street
City:
Baton Rouge
State:
Louisiana
Zip Code:
70802
Program URL:

Implementing Entity

Name of Implementing Agency:
Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network (LATAN)
Mailing Address:
PO Box 14115
City
Baton Rouge
State:
Louisiana
Zip Code:
70898
Program URL:
www.latan.org

Program Director and Other Contacts

Program Director for State AT Program (last, first):
Black, Yakima
Title:
President & CEO
Phone:
2259259500
E-mail:
yblack@latan.org
Program Director at Lead Agency (last, first):
Thomas, Mark A.
Title:
Deputy Secretary
Phone:
2253427095
E-mail:
mark.thomas@la.gov
Primary Contact at Implementing Agency (last, first) - If applicable:
Black, Yakima
Title:
President & CEO
Phone:
2259259500
E-mail:
yblack@latan.org

Person Responsible for completing this form if other than Program Director

Name (last, first):
Stewart, Susan
Title:
Senior Director of AT Services
Phone:
2259259500
E-mail:
sstewart@latan.org

Certifying Representative

Name (last, first):
Black, Yakima K.
Title:
President & CEO
Phone:
2259259500
E-mail:
yblack@latan.org

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 05 00 05
Approved Not made 01 00 01
Rejected 00 00 00
Total 06 00 06

2. Income of Applicants to Whom Loans Were Made

Lowest/Highest Incomes
Lowest Income: $13,608 Highest Income: $54,420

Average Income
Sum of Incomes Loans Made Average Annual Income
$144,704 05 $28,941

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 02 01 00 02 00 00 05
Percentage of Loans 40% 20% 0% 40% 0% 0% 100%

3. Loan Type

Loan Type
Type of Loan Number of Loans Percentage of loans
Revolving Loans 00 0%
Partnership Loans
Without interest buy-down or loan guarantee 00 0%
With interest buy-down only 00 0%
With loan guarantee only 05 100%
With both interest buy-down and loan guarantee 00 0%
Total 05 100%

Loan Type Summary
Type of Loan Number of Loans Dollar Value of Loans
Revolving Loans 00 $0
Partnership Loans 05 $144,791
Total 05 $144,791

4. Interest Rates

Interest Rates
Lowest 5%
Highest 6%

Interest Rate Summary
Sum of Interest Rates Number of Loans Made Average Interest Rate
27 05 5.4%

Number of Loans Made by Interest Rate
Interest Rate Number of loans
0.0% to 2.0% 00
2.1% to 4.0% 00
4.1% to 6.0% 05
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 05

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 00 $0
Speech communication 00 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 01 $21,068
Daily living 00 $0
Environmental adaptations 00 $0
Vehicle modification and transportation 04 $123,723
Computers and related 00 $0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 05 $144,791

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: Lease-to-own & Disaster Relief Grant
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) 34
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9) 05
C. Total Served 39

Performance Measure Number
Performance Measure Number
D. Excluded from Performance Measure 00
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures 39

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

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 14 $9,038
Hearing 00 $0
Speech communication 02 $867
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 18 $49,503
Daily living 44 $9,825
Environmental adaptations 04 $17,906
Vehicle modification and transportation 00 $0
Computers and related 06 $2,036
Recreation, sports, and leisure 01 $3,351
Total 89 $92,526


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

Joshua, a young man preparing to attend college, was in need of an accessible van to be able to move on the college campus and continue working part-time. Joshua has been using a power wheelchair since he was eighteen months old due to a genetic disease known as spinal muscular atrophy type 2 which affects the muscles of voluntary control. Joshua was connected with LATAN’s AT Financial Loan Program, where he was able to apply for a loan to finance the purchase of the van. After securing the loan and acquiring his van, Joshua shared, “since I am young and have no credit history, LATAN allowed me to borrow money to obtain a van to move on campus at LSU, continue to work at the Apple Store part-time, and attend or participate in community activities. Without my van I would not have been able to move out and work independently like other college age individuals.”