National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

New Mexico 2018

General Information

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

State AT Program Title:
New Mexico Technology Assistance Program
State AT Program Title:
State AT Program URL
www.tap.gcd.state.nm.us
Mailing Address:
625 Silver Ave SW, Suite 100 B
City:
Albuquerque
State:
NM
Zip Code:
87102
Program Email:
tracy.agiovlasitis@state.nm.us
Phone:
505-841-4464
TTY:

Lead Agency

Agency Name:
New Mexico Governor's Commission on Disability
Mailing Address:
491 Old Santa Fe Trail, Lamy Building
City:
Santa Fe
State:
NM
Zip Code:
87501
Program URL:
www.gcd.state.nm.us

Implementing Entity

Name of Implementing Agency:
Mailing Address:
City
State:
Zip Code:
Program URL:

Program Director and Other Contacts

Program Director for State AT Program (last, first):
Agiovlasitis, Tracy
Title:
AT PROGRAM MANAGER
Phone:
505-841-4451
E-mail:
tracy.agiovlasitis@state.nm.us
Program Director at Lead Agency (last, first):
Courtney-Peterson, Karen
Title:
Governor's Commission on Disability Director
Phone:
505-476-0418
E-mail:
karen.courtney-peterson@state.nm.us
Primary Contact at Implementing Agency (last, first) - If applicable:
Title:
Phone:
E-mail:

Person Responsible for completing this form if other than Program Director

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

Certifying Representative

Name (last, first):
Courtney-Peterson, Karen
Title:
Governor's Commission on Disability Director
Phone:
505-476-0418
E-mail:
karen.courtney-peterson@state.nm.us

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 11 04 15
Approved Not made 00 00 00
Rejected 04 01 05
Total 15 05 20

2. Income of Applicants to Whom Loans Were Made

Lowest/Highest Incomes
Lowest Income: $13,176 Highest Income: $122,400

Average Income
Sum of Incomes Loans Made Average Annual Income
$663,168 15 $44,211

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 01 05 04 02 01 02 15
Percentage of Loans 6.67% 33.33% 26.67% 13.33% 6.67% 13.33% 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 15 100%
With both interest buy-down and loan guarantee 00 0%
Total 15 100%

Loan Type Summary
Type of Loan Number of Loans Dollar Value of Loans
Revolving Loans 00 $0
Partnership Loans 15 $209,509
Total 15 $209,509

4. Interest Rates

Interest Rates
Lowest 2.35%
Highest 6%

Interest Rate Summary
Sum of Interest Rates Number of Loans Made Average Interest Rate
47 15 3.14%

Number of Loans Made by Interest Rate
Interest Rate Number of loans
0.0% to 2.0% 00
2.1% to 4.0% 13
4.1% to 6.0% 02
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 15

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 $2,073
Speech communication 00 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 00 $0
Daily living 00 $0
Environmental adaptations 02 $10,947
Vehicle modification and transportation 13 $196,489
Computers and related 00 $0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 16 $209,509

6. Defaults

Defaults
Number Loans in default 01
Net loss for loans in default $40,361

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? last resort activity
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) 04
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9) 01
C. Total Served 05

Performance Measure Number
Performance Measure Number
D. Excluded from Performance Measure 00
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures 05

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 00 $0
Hearing 00 $0
Speech communication 00 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 00 $0
Daily living 02 $794
Environmental adaptations 01 $500
Vehicle modification and transportation 02 $1,000
Computers and related 00 $0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 05 $2,294


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

Mr. Redhouse, a member of the Navajo Nation, was a successful welder whose life changed after a motorcycle accident resulted in paraplegia. He reported that he had lost hope, felt hindered with the use of a wheelchair and was depressed with the loss of his family. After rehabilitation, Mr. Redhouse obtained Social Security Disability Income and was moved into a nursing home facility. He connected with NM Technology Assistance Program (NMTAP) financial loan partner, San Juan Center for Independence. They not only helped him move into an accessible apartment, but gave him the opportunity for a low interest financial loan to purchase a van with a wheelchair lift. His attitude changed and he connected with vocational rehabilitation with renewed hope for a better future. Mr. Redhouse plans to return to welding or another vocation, now that he has accessible transportation. His goal is to be gainfully employed and no longer rely on disability income. He is pictured here with his "side-kick" dog, Willis.

Man in wheelchair on van lift with dog by his side
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. 05 05 10 20
2. AT was only available through the AT program. 00 00 00 00
3. AT was available through other programs, but the system was too complex or the wait time too long. 00 00 00 00
4. Subtotal 05 05 10 20
5. None of the above 00 00 00 00
6. Subtotal 05 05 10 20
7. Nonrespondent 00 00 00 00
8. Total 05 05 10 20
9. Performance on this measure 100% 100% 100%

F. Customer Satisfaction

Satisfaction
Customer Rating of Services Number of Customers Percent
Highly satisfied 19 95%
Satisfied 01 5%
Satisfied somewhat 00 0%
Not at all satisfied 00 0%
Nonrespondent 00 0%
Total Surveyed 20
Response rate % 100%

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 662
C. Total 662

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 662

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 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 312 $62,392 $0 $62,392
Daily Living 280 $11,157 $0 $11,157
Environmental Adaptations 09 $1,100 $0 $1,100
Vehicle Modification & Transportation 00 $0 $0 $0
Computers and Related 170 $37,505 $0 $37,505
Recreation, Sports and Leisure 00 $0 $0 $0
Total 771 $112,154 $0 $112,154

D. Anecdote

Brenda is a 17 y/o female who acquired a spinal cord injury nearly three years ago. As an underinsured high level quadriplegic, she was discharged from the hospital with only a standard wheelchair. Healthy long term living would require a motorized reclining wheelchair and she had no way to obtain one. She qualified to receive one from our Re-utilization program partner, Adelante Back in Use. Her Physical Therapist worked with her to operate the adapted chair. She now independently moves around school, at home and the community. She wrote a thank you letter to the program; “I won’t have to spend as much time waiting, and I’ll be able to do other things independently. I really like how there is a cup holder, because I will be able to drink whenever I want.” The ability to change positions and drink independently will prevent issues such as pressure sores and urinary infections. Brenda is pictured getting onto the local para-transit service by herself, for the first time. She is excited that this wheelchair increases her independence, self-esteem and health.