National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

Colorado 2023

General Information

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

State AT Program Title:
Assistive Technology Program of Colorado
State AT Program Title:
State AT Program URL
www1.ucdenver.edu/centers/cide
Mailing Address:
1224 5th St., The Hub
City:
Denver
State:
Colorado
Zip Code:
80204
Program Email:
cide@ucdenver.edu
Phone:
3033151280
TTY:

Lead Agency

Agency Name:
Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering
Mailing Address:
1224 5th St., The Hub
City:
Denver
State:
CO
Zip Code:
80204
Program URL:
www1.ucdenver.edu/centers/cide

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):
Melonis, Maureen
Title:
Program Director
Phone:
303-315-1283
E-mail:
maureen.melonis@ucdenver.edu
Program Director at Lead Agency (last, first):
Melonis, Maureen
Title:
Program Director
Phone:
303-315-1283
E-mail:
maureen.melonis@ucdenver.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):
Beems, Julia
Title:
Outreach Coordinator
Phone:
3033151284
E-mail:
julia.beems@ucdenver.edu

Certifying Representative

Name (last, first):
Bocco, Jeanne
Title:
Senior Postaward Accountant
Phone:
303-724-1157
E-mail:
Alougbavi.Bocco@cuanschutz.edu

State Financing

Did your approved state plan for this reporting period include any State Financing? No
Did your approved state plan for this reporting period include conducting a Financial Loan Program? No

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? 0


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? 0

D. Anecdote

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. 00 00 00 00
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 00 00 00 00
5. None of the above 00 00 00 00
6. Subtotal 00 00 00 00
7. Nonrespondent 00 00 00 00
8. Total 00 00 00 00
9. Performance on this measure NaN% NaN% NaN%

F. Customer Satisfaction

Satisfaction
Customer Rating of Services Number of Customers Percent
Highly satisfied 00 NaN%
Satisfied 00 NaN%
Satisfied somewhat 00 NaN%
Not at all satisfied 00 NaN%
Nonrespondent 00 NaN%
Total Surveyed 00
Response rate % NaN%

G. Notes:

Reutilization

A. Number of Recipients of Reused Devices

Activity Number of Individuals Receiving a Device from Activity
A. Device Exchange 03
B. Device Refurbish/Repair - Reassign and/or Open Ended Loan 23
C. Total 26

Performance Measure
D. 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. 23
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures 03

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

Individuals belong to school districts and have an obligation to provide AT.

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 $710 $0 $710
Daily Living 01 $35 $0 $35
Environmental Adaptations 01 $50 $0 $50
Vehicle Modification & Transportation 00 $0 $0 $0
Computers and Related 00 $0 $0 $0
Recreation, Sports and Leisure 00 $0 $0 $0
Total 04 $795 $0 $795

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 01 $430 $0 $430
Hearing 00 $0 $0 $0
Speech Communication 17 $50,068 $0 $50,068
Learning, Cognition and Developmental 01 $295 $0 $295
Mobility, Seating and Positioning 04 $4,210 $0 $4,210
Daily Living 00 $0 $0 $0
Environmental Adaptations 04 $452 $0 $452
Vehicle Modification & Transportation 00 $0 $0 $0
Computers and Related 06 $5,280 $0 $5,280
Recreation, Sports and Leisure 02 $418 $0 $418
Total 35 $61,153 $0 $61,153

D. Anecdote

One of our school district's has been the recipient of the Assistive Technology Program of Colorado's open ended loan program several times in the past year. It has made a positive impact for the students by allowing them access to assistive technology on a continuous basis. They received multiple iPads, switches, lighted mirrors for students with low vision, and other miscellaneous devices. Not only has the open ended loan program been an amazing resource for them to receive equipment for their students, but it has also been huge in terms of getting technology in the hands of staff and students long term while the student's funding process starts. The open ended loan program has also enabled them to start their own tech closet at the district level.

Small boy using a BIG MAC switch with a switch activated robot toy.
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 03 03
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 00 00 03 03
5. None of the above 00 00 00 00
6. Subtotal 00 00 03 03
7. Nonrespondent 00 00 00 00
8. Total 00 00 03 03
9. Performance on this measure NaN% NaN% 100%

F. Customer Satisfaction

Satisfaction
Customer Rating of Services Number of Customers Percent
Highly satisfied 26 100%
Satisfied 00 0%
Satisfied somewhat 00 0%
Not at all satisfied 00 0%
Nonrespondent 00 0%
Total Surveyed 26
Response rate % 100%

G. Notes:

We initiated a new system that changed how we collect information, which reduced our numbers this year. The University also has legal guidance that limits our ability to refurbish, and repair used equipment so are only able to count equipment we can redistribute as is. We have identified the need to increase our marketing of this program and currently working with the University for assistance.

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) 1,016
Serve as loaner during service repair or while waiting for funding 43
Provide an accommodation on a short-term basis for a time-limited event/situation 142
Conduct training, self-education or other professional development activity 29
Total 1,230

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 00 00 00
Family Members, Guardians, and Authorized Representatives 00 00 00
Representative of Education 460 163 623
Representative of Employment 06 00 06
Representatives of Health, Allied Health, and Rehabilitation 01 01 02
Representatives of Community Living 549 50 599
Representatives of Technology 00 00 00
Total 1,016 214 1,230

C. Length of Short-Term Device Loans

Length of Short-Term Device Loan in Days 42

D. Types of Devices Loaned

Types of Devices Loaned
Type of AT Device Number of Devices
Desicion-making All other Purposes Total
Vision 19 12 31
Hearing 00 08 08
Speech Communication 503 56 559
Learning, Cognition and Developmental 316 85 401
Mobility, Seating and Positioning 63 23 86
Daily Living 39 29 68
Environmental Adaptations 28 22 50
Vehicle Modification and Transportation 00 06 06
Computers and Related 31 01 32
Recreation, Sports and Leisure 17 37 54
Total 1,016 279 1,295

E. Anecdote

Borrowing a communication device from the statewide loan bank, allowed this young girl to communicate with her family as she looked at her books. The Via Pro by PRC-Saltillo has the LAMP Words for Life, TouchChat with WordPower, and Dialogue AAC apps with matching keyguards, which allowed this little one to trial the apps, then do a longer trial with LAMP. The vocabulary Builder feature in LAMP made it easy to focus on learning the motor plan for specific words to build her vocabulary. After a successful trial, funding paperwork has been approved by Medicaid, and this little communicator will be receiving her own purple ViaPro soon!