National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

Michigan 2021

General Information

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

State AT Program Title:
Michigan Assistive Technology Program
State AT Program Title:
State AT Program URL
www.mymdrc.org
Mailing Address:
3498 E. Lake Lansing Road Ste 100
City:
East Lansing
State:
MI
Zip Code:
48823
Program Email:
mdrc@mymdrc.org
Phone:
517.333.2477
TTY:
711

Lead Agency

Agency Name:
Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) - Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS)
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 30010
City:
Lansing
State:
MI
Zip Code:
48909
Program URL:
https://www.michigan.gov/mrs

Implementing Entity

Name of Implementing Agency:
Michigan Disability Rights Coalition
Mailing Address:
3498 E. Lake Lansing Road Ste 100
City
East Lansing
State:
MI
Zip Code:
48823
Program URL:
www.mymdrc.org

Program Director and Other Contacts

Program Director for State AT Program (last, first):
Metzmaker, Theresa
Title:
Executive Director, MDRC
Phone:
517.333.2477
E-mail:
mdrc@mymdrc.org
Program Director at Lead Agency (last, first):
Piatt, Jenny
Title:
Director, Business Network Division, MRS
Phone:
248-763-6491
E-mail:
PiattJ@michigan.gov
Primary Contact at Implementing Agency (last, first) - If applicable:
Hall, Laura
Title:
Program Manager
Phone:
517.333.2477
E-mail:
Laura@mymdrc.org

Person Responsible for completing this form if other than Program Director

Name (last, first):
Hall, Laura
Title:
Program Manager
Phone:
517.333.2477
E-mail:
Laura@mymdrc.org

Certifying Representative

Name (last, first):
Piatt, Jenny
Title:
Director, Business Network Division, MRS
Phone:
248-763-6491
E-mail:
PiattJ@michigan.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 10 03 13
Approved Not made 00 00 00
Rejected 00 00 00
Total 10 03 13

2. Income of Applicants to Whom Loans Were Made

Lowest/Highest Incomes
Lowest Income: $9,396 Highest Income: $69,600

Average Income
Sum of Incomes Loans Made Average Annual Income
$423,379 13 $32,568

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 03 04 02 03 01 00 13
Percentage of Loans 23.08% 30.77% 15.38% 23.08% 7.69% 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 01 7.69%
With interest buy-down only 00 0%
With loan guarantee only 12 92.31%
With both interest buy-down and loan guarantee 00 0%
Total 13 100%

Loan Type Summary
Type of Loan Number of Loans Dollar Value of Loans
Revolving Loans 00 $0
Partnership Loans 13 $146,587
Total 13 $146,587

4. Interest Rates

Interest Rates
Lowest 3%
Highest 6%

Interest Rate Summary
Sum of Interest Rates Number of Loans Made Average Interest Rate
72 13 5.53846153846154%

Number of Loans Made by Interest Rate
Interest Rate Number of loans
0.0% to 2.0% 00
2.1% to 4.0% 02
4.1% to 6.0% 11
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 13

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 05 $13,574
Hearing 01 $6,090
Speech communication 00 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 01 $2,850
Daily living 00 $0
Environmental adaptations 04 $45,800
Vehicle modification and transportation 04 $78,273
Computers and related 00 $0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 15 $146,587

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? 1
Activity 1
How would you describe this state financing activity?Other:

2. Geographic Distribution, Number of Individuals Who Acquired AT Devices and Services and Number for whom Performance Measure Data are Collected

County of ResidenceIndividuals Served
A. Metro (RUCC 1-3)1
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9)0
C. Total Served1

Performance Measure
D. Excluded from Performance Measure0
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures1

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

Type of AT Device / ServiceNumber of Devices
Funded
Value of
AT Provided
Vision 00.00
Hearing 00.00
Speech communication00.00
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00.00
Mobility, seating and positioning00.00
Daily living 1109.00
Environmental adaptations00.00
Vehicle modification and transportation 00.00
Computers and related 00.00
Recreation, sports, and leisure00.00
Total1109.00



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? 1
Activity 1
How would you describe this state financing activity?AT Leasing for Savings Program

2. Geographic Distribution and Number of Individuals Served

County of ResidenceIndividuals Served
A. Metro (RUCC 1-3)1
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9)1
C. Total Served2

Performance Measure
D. Excluded from Performance Measure0
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures2

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

Type of AT Device / ServiceNumber ProvidedTotal Estimated
Current Retail
Purchase Price
Total Price for
Which Devices
Were Sold
Savings
to Consumers
Vision 000.000.00
Hearing 000.000.00
Speech communication 4835813.0022.00
Learning, cognition, and developmental 000.000.00
Mobility, seating and positioning 113961396.000.00
Daily living 000.000.00
Environmental adaptations 000.000.00
Vehicle modification and transportation 000.000.00
Computers and related 000.000.00
Recreation, sports, and leisure 000.000.00
Total 522312209.0022.00


D. Anecdote

Borrower was a mother whose daughter has a severe seizure disorder. They had been using an inaccessible vehicle where her mother had to physically load the daughter in the vehicle. She took out a loan in the amount of $23,286 for the purchase of an accessible vehicle. Borrower describes herself as highly satisfied with the program and that it has made all the difference for she and her daughter. Taking her to medical appointments and shopping has changed dramatically. She states that she is looking forward to all the places they can go when they can visit family again.

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. 01 02 13 16
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 01 02 13 16
5. None of the above 00 00 00 00
6. Subtotal 01 02 13 16
7. Nonrespondent 00 00 00 00
8. Total 01 02 13 16
9. Performance on this measure 100% 100% 100%

F. Customer Satisfaction

Satisfaction
Customer Rating of Services Number of Customers Percent
Highly satisfied 13 81.25%
Satisfied 03 18.75%
Satisfied somewhat 00 0%
Not at all satisfied 00 0%
Nonrespondent 00 0%
Total Surveyed 16
Response rate % 100%

G. Notes:

Reutilization

A. Number of Recipients of Reused Devices

Activity Number of Individuals Receiving a Device from Activity
A. Device Exchange 05
B. Device Refurbish/Repair - Reassign and/or Open Ended Loan 43
C. Total 48

Performance Measure
D. Device Exchange - Excluded from Performance Measure 04
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 44

If a number is reported in E you must provide a description of the reason the individuals are excluded from the performance measure:

We received limited data on these exchanges. Only the sellers filled out the information. MATP is attempting to contact sellers and/or determine buyers to see if any additional information can be obtained. We believe more exchanges through the site than are reported, as not everyone completes information. Some sellers just let the posting expire. through the site than are reported as not everyone completes information. Some sellers just let the posting expire.

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 02 $7,892 $0 $7,892
Daily Living 03 $2,600 $150 $2,450
Environmental Adaptations 00 $0 $0 $0
Vehicle Modification & Transportation 01 $7,000 $0 $7,000
Computers and Related 00 $0 $0 $0
Recreation, Sports and Leisure 00 $0 $0 $0
Total 06 $17,492 $150 $17,342

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 05 $1,720 $0 $1,720
Hearing 00 $0 $0 $0
Speech Communication 01 $354 $0 $354
Learning, Cognition and Developmental 37 $13,268 $0 $13,268
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 43 $15,342 $0 $15,342

D. Anecdote

Sandy, a woman with Cerebral Palsy, said it felt like fate when she saw James' listing for a shower/commode chair on the MATP's ATXChange website. She had just been researching how much they cost, anxious, because the type of chair she needed was out of her budget range. Sandy was looking for an easier way to transfer to the toilet and shower that would not put as much bodily strain on her caregiver. James was moving and wanted to sell the shower chair to someone who could really use it. Sandy requested James' information from the ATXChange site, they spoke and arranged a time to exchange the item. "I am so grateful for the ATXChange and James", Sandy said. "Showers are much easier and this chair will even more helpful as I age and my needs change".

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 40 40
2. AT was only available through the AT program. 00 00 01 01
3. AT was available through other programs, but the system was too complex or the wait time too long. 00 00 03 03
4. Subtotal 00 00 44 44
5. None of the above 00 00 00 00
6. Subtotal 00 00 44 44
7. Nonrespondent 00 00 00 00
8. Total 00 00 44 44
9. Performance on this measure NaN% NaN% 100%

F. Customer Satisfaction

Satisfaction
Customer Rating of Services Number of Customers Percent
Highly satisfied 38 79.17%
Satisfied 09 18.75%
Satisfied somewhat 00 0%
Not at all satisfied 00 0%
Nonrespondent 01 2.08%
Total Surveyed 48
Response rate % 97.92%

G. Notes:

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) 16
Serve as loaner during service repair or while waiting for funding 00
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 16

B. Short-Term Device Loan by Type of Borrower

LOANS BY TYPE OF BORROWER
Type of Individual or Entity Number of Device Borrowers
Desicion-making All other Purposes Total
Individuals with Disabilities 15 00 15
Family Members, Guardians, and Authorized Representatives 01 00 01
Representative of Education 00 00 00
Representative of Employment 00 00 00
Representatives of Health, Allied Health, and Rehabilitation 00 00 00
Representatives of Community Living 00 00 00
Representatives of Technology 00 00 00
Total 16 00 16

C. Length of Short-Term Device Loans

Length of Short-Term Device Loan in Days 31

D. Types of Devices Loaned

Types of Devices Loaned
Type of AT Device Number of Devices
Desicion-making All other Purposes Total
Vision 08 00 08
Hearing 00 00 00
Speech Communication 00 00 00
Learning, Cognition and Developmental 01 00 01
Mobility, Seating and Positioning 00 00 00
Daily Living 23 00 23
Environmental Adaptations 00 00 00
Vehicle Modification and Transportation 00 00 00
Computers and Related 01 00 01
Recreation, Sports and Leisure 05 00 05
Total 38 00 38

E. Anecdote

Ruth's daughter contacted the MATP because her mother was having trouble remembering to take her pills, and sometimes took the wrong pills, and often ran out of pills unexpectedly. An AT Specialist showed Ruth several medication reminder systems and their different features. Ruth particularly liked the MedCenter 31-Day Medication Reminder system because it allowed her to see all of her medication for the month and she felt that the alarm system and the red and green ends of the daily pill organizers would keep her on track for the month. Her daughter was intrigued that she could assist her mother to fill the medication boxes only once a month. Ruth decided to take the MedCenter out on short term loan. After several weeks with the device, Ruth decided that it would work well for her and decided to purchase a MedCenter of her own. Both Ruth and her daughter report that she has been taking her pills consistently, without mixups, and keeping up with refills.