National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

Hawaii 2019

General Information

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

State AT Program Title:
Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii
State AT Program Title:
State AT Program URL
http://www.atrc.org
Mailing Address:
200 N Vineyard Blvd, Suite 430
City:
Honolulu
State:
HI
Zip Code:
96817
Program Email:
barbara@atrc.org
Phone:
8085327110
TTY:

Lead Agency

Agency Name:
Hawaii Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Mailing Address:
1010 Richard Street #217
City:
Honolulu
State:
HI
Zip Code:
96813
Program URL:
http://humanservices.hawaii.gov/vocationalrehab

Implementing Entity

Name of Implementing Agency:
Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii
Mailing Address:
200 N Vineyard Blvd, Suite 430
City
Honolulu
State:
HI
Zip Code:
96817
Program URL:
http://www.atrc.org

Program Director and Other Contacts

Program Director for State AT Program (last, first):
Fischlowitz-Leong, Barbara
Title:
Executive Director
Phone:
8085327112
E-mail:
barbara@atrc.org
Program Director at Lead Agency (last, first):
Bates, Maureen
Title:
Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator
Phone:
8085869741
E-mail:
Mbates@dhs.hawaii.gov
Primary Contact at Implementing Agency (last, first) - If applicable:
Fischlowitz-Leong, Barbara
Title:
Executive Director
Phone:
8085327112
E-mail:
barbara@atrc.org

Person Responsible for completing this form if other than Program Director

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

Certifying Representative

Name (last, first):
Cain, Iva-Starr
Title:
Assistant Administrator
Phone:
8085869240
E-mail:
icain@dhs.hawaii.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 00 00 00
Approved Not made 00 00 00
Rejected 00 00 00
Total 00 00 00

2. Income of Applicants to Whom Loans Were Made

Lowest/Highest Incomes
Lowest Income: $0 Highest Income: $0

Average Income
Sum of Incomes Loans Made Average Annual Income
$0 00 $0

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 00 00 00 00 00 00
Percentage of Loans 0% 0% 0% 0% 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 00 0%
With both interest buy-down and loan guarantee 00 0%
Total 00 100%

Loan Type Summary
Type of Loan Number of Loans Dollar Value of Loans
Revolving Loans 00 $0
Partnership Loans 00 $0
Total 00 $0

4. Interest Rates

Interest Rates
Lowest 0%
Highest 0%

Interest Rate Summary
Sum of Interest Rates Number of Loans Made Average Interest Rate
00 00 0%

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% 00
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 00

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 00 $0
Daily living 00 $0
Environmental adaptations 00 $0
Vehicle modification and transportation 00 $0
Computers and related 00 $0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 00 $0

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? 00


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

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 00 00
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 00 00 00 00
5. None of the above 00 00 00 00
6. Subtotal 00 00 00 00
7. Nonrespondent 00 00 00 00
8. Total 00 00 00 00
9. Performance on this measure NaN% NaN% NaN%

F. Customer Satisfaction

Satisfaction
Customer Rating of Services Number of Customers Percent
Highly satisfied 00 NaN%
Satisfied 00 NaN%
Satisfied somewhat 00 NaN%
Not at all satisfied 00 NaN%
Nonrespondent 00 NaN%
Total Surveyed 00
Response rate % NaN%

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 35
C. Total 35

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 35

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 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 35 $7,000 $0 $7,000
Recreation, Sports and Leisure 00 $0 $0 $0
Total 35 $7,000 $0 $7,000

D. Anecdote

ATRC provides supports and services to all Hawaiian Islands. A young boy with autism living on the island of Hawai‘i received a refurbished tablet through ATRC’s Technology Redistribution Program. The primary purpose for the tablet was to navigate his daily schedule and to serve as a token economy for behavioral self-monitoring. He also uses his tablet to navigate his school environment.

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. 15 09 11 35
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 15 09 11 35
5. None of the above 00 00 00 00
6. Subtotal 15 09 11 35
7. Nonrespondent 00 00 00 00
8. Total 15 09 11 35
9. Performance on this measure 100% 100% 100%

F. Customer Satisfaction

Satisfaction
Customer Rating of Services Number of Customers Percent
Highly satisfied 29 82.86%
Satisfied 06 17.14%
Satisfied somewhat 00 0%
Not at all satisfied 00 0%
Nonrespondent 00 0%
Total Surveyed 35
Response rate % 100%

G. Notes:

Each "device" is counted as a group of the reuse items marked for a single recipient.

Device Loan

A. Short-Term Device Loans by Type of Purpose

Loans By Purpose
Primary Purpose of Short-Term Device Loan Number
Assist in decision-making (device trial or evaluation) 35
Serve as loaner during service repair or while waiting for funding 03
Provide an accommodation on a short-term basis for a time-limited event/situation 00
Conduct training, self-education or other professional development activity 00
Total 38

B. Short-Term Device Loan by Type of Borrower

LOANS By Borrower Type
Type of Individual or Entity Number of Device Borrowers
Individuals with Disabilities 20
Family Members, Guardians, and Authorized Representatives 10
Representative of Education 02
Representative of Employment 00
Representatives of Health, Allied Health, and Rehabilitation 01
Representatives of Community Living 01
Representatives of Technology 04
Total 38

C. Length of Short-Term Device Loans

Length of Short-Term Device Loan in Days 42

D. Types of Devices Loaned

Types of Devices Loaned
Type of AT Device Number
Vision 07
Hearing 04
Speech Communication 11
Learning, Cognition and Developmental 00
Mobility, Seating and Positioning 00
Daily Living 05
Environmental Adaptations 00
Vehicle Modification and Transportation 00
Computers and Related 11
Recreation, Sports and Leisure 00
Total 38

E. Anecdote

A mother borrowed an iPad with Tobii Dynavox speech case in order to trial an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) program for use with her 4-year-old son on the autism spectrum. Despite having both speech and behavior therapies, this mother felt that her son was being left behind and not receiving the most helpful intervention. After trialing the AAC device, she stated "I've been telling the SLP and the doctor what we were using for my son wasn't working. I borrowed a device from ATRC to try out and show them. They finally listened. Now my son will get the training he needs. Thank you so much."

Impact Area

F. Access Performance Measures

Access Performance Measures
Response Primary Purpose for Which AT is Needed Total
Education Employment Community Living
Decided that AT device/service will meet needs 05 03 11 19
Decided that an AT device/ service will not meet needs 00 00 08 08
Subtotal 05 03 19 27
Have not made a decision 02 00 05 07
Subtotal 07 03 24 34
Nonrespondent 00 01 00 01
Total 07 04 24 35
Performance on this measure 71.43% 100% 79.17%

G. Acquisition Performance Measures

Acquisition 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 00 00
2. AT was only available through the AT program. 01 01 01 03
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 01 01 01 03
5. None of the above 00 00 00 00
6. Subtotal 01 01 01 03
7. Nonrespondent 00 00 00 00
8. Total 01 01 01 03
9. Performance on this measure 100% 100% 100%

H. Customer Satisfaction

Satisfaction
Customer Rating of Services Number of Customers Percent
Highly satisfied 31 81.58%
Satisfied 05 13.16%
Satisfied somewhat 00 0%
Not at all satisfied 00 0%
Nonrespondent 02 5.26%
Total Surveyed 38
Response rate % 94.74%

I. Notes:

(in response to validation warnings: The number of borrowers is roughly equal to the number of devices loaned. Please ensure that devices being loaned are grouped together on loans going out to one borrower.) Each "device" is counted as a group of the device loans items marked for a single recipient.

Device Demonstration

A. Number of Device Demonstrations by Device Type

Type of AT Device / Service Number of Demonstrations of AT Devices / Services
Vision 190
Hearing 45
Speech Communication 65
Learning, Cognition and Developmental 41
Mobility, Seating and Positioning 12
Daily Living 12
Environmental Adaptations 05
Vehicle Modification and Transportation 00
Computers and Related 55
Recreation, Sports and Leisure 00
Total # of Devices Demonstrated 425

B. Types of Participants

Demonstrations by Participant Type
Type of Participant Number of Participants in Device Demonstrations
Individuals with Disabilities 352
Family Members, Guardians, and Authorized Representatives 175
Representatives of Education 61
Representatives of Employment 33
Health, Allied Health, Rehabilitation 59
Representative of Community Living 51
Representative of Technology 09
Total 740

C. Number of Referrals

Referrals
Type of Entity Number of Referrals
Funding Source (non-AT program) 128
Service Provider 313
Vendor 76
Repair Service 07
Others 00
Total 524

D. Anecdote

ATRC took home-automation device kits to the neighbor islands for education and demonstration purposes. ATRC was hosted by a variety of organizations on each island. We collaborated with Full Life Hawai‘i, Aloha Independent Living, Maui Economic Opportunity, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (Kaua‘i Branch), and the Squeaky Wheels Hawai‘i on Hawai‘i Island. Also, Aloha Independent Living, Maui Independent Living Center, and the Maui Wheelers were collaborators on the island of Maui. These organizations have allowed ATRC to set up a voice-activated kit in their facilities on an indefinite basis to demonstrate to interested individuals.