National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

New Mexico 2020

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
Mailing Address:
625 Silver Ave SW, Suite 100 B
Zip Code:
Program Email:

Lead Agency

Agency Name:
New Mexico Governor's Commission on Disability
Mailing Address:
491 Old Santa Fe Trail, Lamy Building
Santa Fe
Zip Code:
Program URL:

Implementing Entity

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

Program Director and Other Contacts

Program Director for State AT Program (last, first):
Agiovlasitis, Tracy
Program Director at Lead Agency (last, first):
Forsythe, Linnea
Governor's Commission on Disability Director
Primary Contact at Implementing Agency (last, first) - If applicable:

Person Responsible for completing this form if other than Program Director

Name (last, first):

Certifying Representative

Name (last, first):
Forsythe, Linnea
Governor's Commission on Disability Director

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
RUCC 1-3
RUCC 4-9
Approved Loan made 08 03 11
Approved Not made 00 00 00
Rejected 01 00 01
Total 09 03 12

2. Income of Applicants to Whom Loans Were Made

Lowest/Highest Incomes
Lowest Income: $17,532 Highest Income: $122,109

Average Income
Sum of Incomes Loans Made Average Annual Income
$630,275 11 $57,298

Number and Percentage of Loans Made to Applicants by Income Range
Income Ranges Total
or Less
or More
Number of Loans 00 03 02 01 02 03 11
Percentage of Loans 0% 27.27% 18.18% 9.09% 18.18% 27.27% 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 11 100%
With both interest buy-down and loan guarantee 00 0%
Total 11 100%

Loan Type Summary
Type of Loan Number of Loans Dollar Value of Loans
Revolving Loans 00 $0
Partnership Loans 11 $295,444
Total 11 $295,444

4. Interest Rates

Interest Rates
Lowest 3%
Highest 4%

Interest Rate Summary
Sum of Interest Rates Number of Loans Made Average Interest Rate
43 11 3.90909090909091%

Number of Loans Made by Interest Rate
Interest Rate Number of loans
0.0% to 2.0% 00
2.1% to 4.0% 03
4.1% to 6.0% 08
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 11

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 13 $295,444
Computers and related 00 $0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 13 $295,444

6. 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

A 17-year old man was strong and healthy when he broke his neck while skateboarding. He lost control, hitting headfirst into a pole on Memorial Day in 2009. His life changed from that day forward, becoming a quadriplegic on a ventilator. He spent the next few years in and out of rehabilitation centers. He currently lives with his parents and siblings and relies on them to bathe, dress and feed him. Transportation was a problem that impacted the entire family. He started as tall boy, but still grew taller over the years. Between his tall frame and his large wheelchair to accommodate a ventilator, it became more difficult to get him into a typical Minivan with a wheelchair ramp without constantly hitting his head. It also made it impossible to ride on a bus for his hospital visits, socializing and family outings. He was becoming isolated. He and his parents were approved for a low interest loan through Access Loan New Mexico for a Ford Transit Connect with a wheelchair lift with a much higher roof clearing. The van has made it possible for him to engage in life again and his entire family is happy again. He now participates in family outings, activities and his hospital therapy appointments.