National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

Kansas 2023

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:
66045
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 18 27 45
Approved Not made 02 00 02
Rejected 04 09 13
Total 24 36 60

2. Income of Applicants to Whom Loans Were Made

Lowest/Highest Incomes
Lowest Income: $10,968 Highest Income: $122,184

Average Income
Sum of Incomes Loans Made Average Annual Income
$1,638,436 45 $36,410

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 08 15 13 04 01 04 45
Percentage of Loans 17.78% 33.33% 28.89% 8.89% 2.22% 8.89% 100%

3. Loan Type

Loan Type
Type of Loan Number of Loans Percentage of loans
Revolving Loans 45 100%
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 45 100%

Loan Type Summary
Type of Loan Number of Loans Dollar Value of Loans
Revolving Loans 45 $573,518
Partnership Loans 00 $0
Total 45 $573,518

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
248 45 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% 45
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 45

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 12 $52,394
Speech communication 01 $371
Learning, cognition, and developmental 01 $8,100
Mobility, seating and positioning 04 $6,884
Daily living 03 $9,629
Environmental adaptations 02 $15,580
Vehicle modification and transportation 22 $480,560
Computers and related 00 $0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 45 $573,518

6. Defaults

Defaults
Number Loans in default 09
Net loss for loans in default $36,077

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? 2
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

County of ResidenceIndividuals Served
A. Metro (RUCC 1-3)119
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9)465
C. Total Served584

Performance Measure
D. Excluded from Performance Measure0
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures584

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 54$88,717
Hearing 24$16,606
Speech communication72$120,401
Learning, cognition, and developmental 17$7,936
Mobility, seating and positioning110$200,722
Daily living 246$58,006
Environmental adaptations44$119,164
Vehicle modification and transportation 7$67,619
Computers and related 23$35,118
Recreation, sports, and leisure8$4,924
Total605$719,213

Activity 2
How would you describe this state financing activity?Telecommunications equipment distribution

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)100
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9)58
C. Total Served158

Performance Measure
D. Excluded from Performance Measure0
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures158

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 36$9,479
Hearing 44$12,818
Speech communication19$7,989
Learning, cognition, and developmental 13$4,822
Mobility, seating and positioning3$64
Daily living 40$14,035
Environmental adaptations0$0
Vehicle modification and transportation 0$0
Computers and related 2$759
Recreation, sports, and leisure1$430
Total158$50,396



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

An eleven year old boy has multiple physical disabilities and a head injury that makes balance and mobility difficult. His mother needed help finding funds for several assistive technology needs including a ramp, adapted bicycle, and bathroom modifications. Assistive Technology for Kansans staff obtained contractor bids for ramp and bathroom modifications, a physician’s letter of necessity, and submitted funding requests to private funders and his managed care coordinator. ATK staff and his mother met several times to answer questions and provide additional details for the request. After a few months of advocacy the managed care organization (MCO) funded the front door ramp and the MCO and private funders shared the cost of the bathroom modifications. He also received a transfer wheelchair and later switched to a manual wheelchair obtained through KEE Reuse. ATK staff completed the application for an accessible 3 wheel bike through Ambucs; Mom is still using the handguide as his skills improve. Now he can bike with the neighborhood kids and get in and out of the tub safely and independently!