National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

Guam 2023

General Information

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

State AT Program Title:
Guam System for Assistive Technology
State AT Program Title:
State AT Program URL
https://www.gsatcedders.org/
Mailing Address:
Office of Graduate Studies, Sponsored Programs, & Research 303 University Drive UOG Station
City:
Mangilao
State:
Guam
Zip Code:
96913
Program Email:
gsat@guamcedders.org
Phone:
(671) 735-2490
TTY:
(671) 735-2491

Lead Agency

Agency Name:
Guam Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service
Mailing Address:
Office of Graduate Studies, Sponsored Programs, & Research 303 University Drive UOG Station
City:
Mangilao
State:
Guam
Zip Code:
96913
Program URL:
https://www.guamcedders.org/

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):
De Leon, June
Title:
Interim Director
Phone:
(671) 735-2481
E-mail:
june.deleon@guamcedders.org
Program Director at Lead Agency (last, first):
De Leon, June
Title:
Interim Director
Phone:
(671) 735-2483
E-mail:
june.deleon@guamcedders.org
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):
Abelon, Leah Grace
Title:
CEDDERS Project Coordinator
Phone:
(671) 735-2490
E-mail:
leah.abelon@guamcedders.org

Certifying Representative

Name (last, first):
Aguigui, Michelle
Title:
Associate Director
Phone:
(671) 735-2489
E-mail:
michelle.aguigui@guamcedders.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 00 04 04
Approved Not made 00 00 00
Rejected 00 00 00
Total 00 04 04

2. Income of Applicants to Whom Loans Were Made

Lowest/Highest Incomes
Lowest Income: $23,255 Highest Income: $64,437

Average Income
Sum of Incomes Loans Made Average Annual Income
$164,229 04 $41,057

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 00 01 02 00 01 00 04
Percentage of Loans 0% 25% 50% 0% 25% 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 00 0%
With interest buy-down only 00 0%
With loan guarantee only 04 100%
With both interest buy-down and loan guarantee 00 0%
Total 04 100%

Loan Type Summary
Type of Loan Number of Loans Dollar Value of Loans
Revolving Loans 00 $0
Partnership Loans 04 $11,180
Total 04 $11,180

4. Interest Rates

Interest Rates
Lowest 2%
Highest 2%

Interest Rate Summary
Sum of Interest Rates Number of Loans Made Average Interest Rate
09 04 2.25%

Number of Loans Made by Interest Rate
Interest Rate Number of loans
0.0% to 2.0% 04
2.1% to 4.0% 00
4.1% to 6.0% 00
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 04

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 $6,025
Hearing 01 $1,500
Speech communication 00 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 03 $3,655
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 05 $11,180

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? 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

Alice serves as a caregiver for her brother Peter, who is confined to his bed due to several medical conditions. Peter required a hospital bed, but Alice faced challenges in finding one at an affordable cost. Peter’s social worker referred her to the State AT Program, where she was offered an Akudi Loan application for the hospital bed. Alice applied for the Akudi Loan Program on behalf of her brother, and the application was promptly approved on September 13, 2023. She expressed gratitude for the financial assistance provided through the Akudi Loan Program and shared her satisfaction with the loan procurement process for the hospital bed.

Impact Area

Shortly after being diagnosed with optic nerve atrophy, Richard, an educator, encountered challenges with his vision and related activities. Attending the GSAT conference, he became aware of various services, including the Akudi Loan Program. Following a visit to the State AT Program, he successfully applied for the Akudi Loan Program and obtained a device called the Braillenote Touch. Richard expressed satisfaction with the loan processing and the helpfulness of the center's staff. He felt accommodated and appreciated the streamlined services.