National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

Kansas 2020

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 16 31 47
Approved Not made 00 02 02
Rejected 11 09 20
Total 27 42 69

2. Income of Applicants to Whom Loans Were Made

Lowest/Highest Incomes
Lowest Income: $6,240 Highest Income: $124,140

Average Income
Sum of Incomes Loans Made Average Annual Income
$1,725,323 47 $36,709

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 16 11 08 05 03 04 47
Percentage of Loans 34.04% 23.4% 17.02% 10.64% 6.38% 8.51% 100%

3. Loan Type

Loan Type
Type of Loan Number of Loans Percentage of loans
Revolving Loans 47 100%
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 47 100%

Loan Type Summary
Type of Loan Number of Loans Dollar Value of Loans
Revolving Loans 47 $405,723
Partnership Loans 00 $0
Total 47 $405,723

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
259 47 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% 47
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 47

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 01 $701
Hearing 08 $48,360
Speech communication 05 $16,243
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 05 $15,215
Daily living 05 $37,272
Environmental adaptations 00 $0
Vehicle modification and transportation 21 $263,732
Computers and related 00 $0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 02 $24,200
Total 47 $405,723

6. Defaults

Defaults
Number Loans in default 10
Net loss for loans in default $21,275

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? 02
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) 154
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9) 338
C. Total Served 492

Performance Measure Number
Performance Measure Number
D. Excluded from Performance Measure 00
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures 492

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 35 $20,971
Hearing 76 $20,186
Speech communication 43 $40,810
Learning, cognition, and developmental 23 $7,981
Mobility, seating and positioning 91 $120,855
Daily living 191 $68,584
Environmental adaptations 19 $79,855
Vehicle modification and transportation 02 $14,842
Computers and related 14 $16,655
Recreation, sports, and leisure 03 $1,710
Total 497 $392,449

Activity 2
How would you describe this state financing activity? telecommunications distribution
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) 226
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9) 307
C. Total Served 533

Performance Measure Number
Performance Measure Number
D. Excluded from Performance Measure 00
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures 533

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 117 $31,302
Hearing 319 $78,009
Speech communication 16 $3,901
Learning, cognition, and developmental 54 $10,302
Mobility, seating and positioning 27 $6,501
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 533 $130,015

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

K-Loan, the Kansas Alternate Finance Program, worked with a family with 12 children, 2 of them having physical disabilities. K-Loan collaborated with the Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK) staff to identify private funds to lower the cost of the loan. ATK staff were able to raise $2,500 towards the van and the parents received a K-Loan for the remaining costs. The mother sent a thank you and reported, "Having a van with a lift has made life so much easier. Lifting our children into their car seats really wasn't safe for them or for us. This is a blessing!"

2 children in power wheelchairs sitting beside a large white van
Impact Area

George is a 22 month old boy with Spinal Muscular Atrophy which results in global muscular weakness that limits his ability to move, breath, swallow or hold his head up. He is most comfortable lying down. Despite being unable to communicate in more traditional ways, he is very communicative with his family. He is unable to vocalize due to being on a ventilator, but he smiles, laughs, frowns, cries, and turns his head away slightly or looks away slightly if he is uninterested or is protesting. When George is lying down, he is able to slightly shake his head from midline and his parents recognize this slight movement, along with his furrowed brow, as his "no" response when asked a yes/no question. His family reached out to Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK) staff to explore accessible play activities and communication options. After demonstration and loan of multiple switches and exploring placement options, he is able to activate a light contact switch to activate cause/effect toys, games, lights or say something recorded on a voice output switch. His parents have hung Christmas lights up around their living room that George can turn on/off. He is also in charge of dance parties in their home, turning on the music, disco ball, and bubbles, while his siblings dance around him. After trial use of complex communication devices, he successful used an eyegaze communication device. He called his siblings to come play when they were in another room, selected activities he wanted to play, and commented on people’s behavior (you grumpy). ATK staff funded the device through private health insurance and he is happy to keep up with his siblings.