National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

Kansas 2019

General Information

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

State AT Program Title:
KU AT Program: Assistive Technology for Kansans
State AT Program Title:
State AT Program URL
www.atk.ku.edu
Mailing Address:
2601 Gabriel Ave.
City:
Parsons
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
67357
Program Email:
ssack@ku.edu
Phone:
620-421-8367
TTY:
620-421-0954

Lead Agency

Agency Name:
The University of Kansas Center for Research Inc.
Mailing Address:
Youngberg Hall 2385 Irving Hill Road
City:
Lawrence
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66044
Program URL:
http://www.atk.ku.edu

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):
Sack, Sara
Title:
Senior Research Professor
Phone:
620-421-8367
E-mail:
ssack@ku.edu
Program Director at Lead Agency (last, first):
Sack, Sara
Title:
Senior Research Professor
Phone:
620-421-8367
E-mail:
ssack@ku.edu
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):
Reed, Alicia
Title:
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Office of Research
Phone:
785-864-7231
E-mail:
amreed@ku.edu

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 21 19 40
Approved Not made 02 00 02
Rejected 09 14 23
Total 32 33 65

2. Income of Applicants to Whom Loans Were Made

Lowest/Highest Incomes
Lowest Income: $9,000 Highest Income: $127,740

Average Income
Sum of Incomes Loans Made Average Annual Income
$1,582,152 40 $39,554

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 08 08 12 04 02 06 40
Percentage of Loans 20% 20% 30% 10% 5% 15% 100%

3. Loan Type

Loan Type
Type of Loan Number of Loans Percentage of loans
Revolving Loans 40 100%
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 40 100%

Loan Type Summary
Type of Loan Number of Loans Dollar Value of Loans
Revolving Loans 40 $324,242
Partnership Loans 00 $0
Total 40 $324,242

4. Interest Rates

Interest Rates
Lowest 5.5%
Highest 5.5%

Interest Rate Summary
Sum of Interest Rates Number of Loans Made Average Interest Rate
220 40 5.5%

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% 40
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 40

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 09 $39,794
Speech communication 00 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 03 $7,515
Daily living 02 $13,585
Environmental adaptations 02 $3,111
Vehicle modification and transportation 22 $245,727
Computers and related 01 $1,319
Recreation, sports, and leisure 01 $13,191
Total 40 $324,242

6. Defaults

Defaults
Number Loans in default 08
Net loss for loans in default $29,766

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: Funding Eligibility Assistance
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) 180
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9) 247
C. Total Served 427

Performance Measure Number
Performance Measure Number
D. Excluded from Performance Measure 00
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures 427

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 45 $19,974
Hearing 47 $11,065
Speech communication 42 $138,229
Learning, cognition, and developmental 16 $7,577
Mobility, seating and positioning 60 $28,018
Daily living 200 $62,622
Environmental adaptations 13 $56,199
Vehicle modification and transportation 05 $7,617
Computers and related 07 $2,173
Recreation, sports, and leisure 04 $5,250
Total 439 $338,724


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? 01
Activity 1
How would you describe this state financing activity? Other: Telecommunications Access Program
2. Geographic Distribution and Number of Individuals Served
Geographic Distribution
County of Residence Individuals Served
A. Metro (RUCC 1-3) 211
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9) 414
C. Total Served 625

Performance Measure Number
Performance Measure Number
D. Excluded from Performance Measure 00
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures 625

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 Provided Total Estimated
Current Retail
Purchase Price
Total Price for
Which Devices
Were Sold
Savings
to Consumers
Vision 199 $48,998 $0 $48,998
Hearing 207 $51,723 $0 $51,723
Speech communication 13 $7,800 $0 $7,800
Learning, cognition, and developmental 59 $8,578 $0 $8,578
Mobility, seating and positioning 00 $0 $0 $0
Daily living 147 $32,068 $0 $32,068
Environmental adaptations 00 $0 $0 $0
Vehicle modification and transportation 00 $0 $0 $0
Computers and related 00 $0 $0 $0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0 $0 $0
Total 625 $149,167 $0 $149,167

D. Anecdote

A second grader with delayed speech and difficulty with language based academic skills, especially reading, was referred to Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK). In working with the student, ATK staff learned that he was most successful learning through active movement and participating with his other classmates. He becomes upset when he is pulled out for speech therapy and reading supports and his parents wanted to reduce time away from the classroom. ATK staff demonstrated multiple apps for reading and language supports to the student, parents, and educational team. The parents and school team was supportive of this strategy and selected apps for phonics, sight words, and Articulation Station for speech practice. Funding was sought for an iPad, durable case, and apps so he could practice speech and academic skills at home and school. Funding was provided through multiple sources including private foundations and public agencies. ATK staff installed the apps and taught the family and educators how to use and maintain the device and apps.