National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

Louisiana 2019

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:
3042 Old Forge Drive, Ste. D
City:
Baton Rouge
State:
Louisiana
Zip Code:
70808
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:
70808
Program URL:

Implementing Entity

Name of Implementing Agency:
Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network (LATAN)
Mailing Address:
3042 Old Forge Drive, Ste. D
City
Baton Rouge
State:
Louisiana
Zip Code:
70808
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 07 00 07
Approved Not made 01 00 01
Rejected 04 00 04
Total 12 00 12

2. Income of Applicants to Whom Loans Were Made

Lowest/Highest Incomes
Lowest Income: $13,452 Highest Income: $71,975

Average Income
Sum of Incomes Loans Made Average Annual Income
$293,915 07 $41,988

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 01 02 02 01 00 07
Percentage of Loans 14.29% 14.29% 28.57% 28.57% 14.29% 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 02 28.57%
With interest buy-down only 00 0%
With loan guarantee only 05 71.43%
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 00 $0
Partnership Loans 07 $161,968
Total 07 $161,968

4. Interest Rates

Interest Rates
Lowest 5.25%
Highest 5.25%

Interest Rate Summary
Sum of Interest Rates Number of Loans Made Average Interest Rate
37 07 5.25%

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% 07
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 00 $0
Speech communication 00 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 01 $25,765
Daily living 00 $0
Environmental adaptations 02 $16,811
Vehicle modification and transportation 04 $119,392
Computers and related 00 $0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 07 $161,968

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? 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) 05
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9) 00
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 01 $1,020
Hearing 00 $0
Speech communication 00 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 01 $138
Daily living 02 $618
Environmental adaptations 01 $509
Vehicle modification and transportation 00 $0
Computers and related 00 $0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 05 $2,285


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

Hailey, a dedicated mom to her active 9-year-old daughter, is truly grateful to LATAN for helping them purchase a modified van. Hailey shared that her daughter was diagnosed with Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy at an early age and uses a wheelchair for mobility. Before they got the van, transporting Hailey’s daughter meant she had to be taken from her wheelchair and physically lifted in and out of the vehicle. This made going to doctor visits and other activities challenging and hectic for everyone. Hailey says the van purchase would not have been possible without LATAN’s Financial Loan Program and being able to transport her daughter in her wheelchair has made life much easier. Hailey shared, “My daughter is ecstatic. I think if she could sleep in it, she would!”