National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

Michigan 2023

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:
info@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:
Sterk, Aimee
Title:
Program Director
Phone:
517.333.2477
E-mail:
aimee@mymdrc.org

Person Responsible for completing this form if other than Program Director

Name (last, first):
Sterk, Aimee
Title:
Program Director
Phone:
517.333.2477
E-mail:
aimee@mymdrc.org

Certifying Representative

Name (last, first):
Adams, Sigrid
Title:
Acting State Bureau Director
Phone:
517-243-3342
E-mail:
AdamsS1@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? 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? 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)10
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9)0
C. Total Served10

Performance Measure
D. Excluded from Performance Measure0
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures10

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 0$0
Hearing 0$0
Speech communication1$329
Learning, cognition, and developmental 6$320
Mobility, seating and positioning3$220
Daily living 0$0
Environmental adaptations0$0
Vehicle modification and transportation 0$0
Computers and related 3$1,500
Recreation, sports, and leisure0$0
Total13$2,369



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 autistic student had a demo and short term loan of a hammock chair for regulation in a previous fiscal year and had found the chair very helpful. The student asked if the chair could be available for them to use during school in the school's sensory room. MATP staff arranged for a private donation to fund two hammock chairs in the school's two sensory rooms for the student's use and use by other students in the school. The school principal wrote, "Thank you so much for your amazing donation to our sensory rooms! We have one up in the sensory room and placed another in our smaller room for our kindergarten sensory needs. They are perfect!" Students immediately reported liking and using the chairs and appreciating their back and forth motion which is preferred to the circular motion of other sensory swings by some children.