National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

South Carolina 2023

General Information

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

State AT Program Title:
South Carolina Assistive Technology Program
State AT Program Title:
State AT Program URL
https://sc.edu/medicine/scatp
Mailing Address:
USC School of Medicine, CDR
City:
Columbia
State:
SC
Zip Code:
29208
Program Email:
rachell.johnson@uscmed.sc.edu
Phone:
803-935-5263
TTY:

Lead Agency

Agency Name:
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Mailing Address:
6311 Garners Ferry Rd.
City:
Columbia
State:
SC
Zip Code:
29209
Program URL:
https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/medicine/index.php

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):
Johnson, Rachell
Title:
Program Manager, SCATP
Phone:
803-935-5301
E-mail:
rachell.johnson@uscmed.sc.edu
Program Director at Lead Agency (last, first):
Title:
Phone:
E-mail:
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):
Boniface, Brandi
Title:
Associate Director, Sponsored Awards Management
Phone:
803-777-8749
E-mail:
BONIFACB@mailbox.sc.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? 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? 1
Activity 1
How would you describe this state financing activity?AT Fabrication or AT Maker Program

2. Geographic Distribution and Number of Individuals Served

County of ResidenceIndividuals Served
A. Metro (RUCC 1-3)25
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9)2
C. Total Served27

Performance Measure
D. Excluded from Performance Measure0
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures27

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 0$0$0$0
Hearing 0$0$0$0
Speech communication 0$0$0$0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 54$1,782$0$1,782
Mobility, seating and positioning 0$0$0$0
Daily living 0$0$0$0
Environmental adaptations 0$0$0$0
Vehicle modification and transportation 0$0$0$0
Computers and related 0$0$0$0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 0$0$0$0
Total 54$1,782$0$1,782


D. Anecdote

In 2022, the SCATP staff identified the need to add an Adapted Book Workshop. Adapted books most often address one disability rather than being inclusive of children with different disabilities. The SCATP staff developed a hands-on 2-day workshop for families and school district professionals to learn to create inclusive adapted book kits that are flexible to use with children who have different disabilities. This workshop was held in April of 2023 and a total of 27 participants donated and or personally used their book kit after the initial workshop. SCATP held three Adapted Book Workshops with 54 people participating in total. MUSC Student Nursing Association and The Brian Injury Association of SC partnered with SCATP to host the two additional workshops.

OT students holding up their adfapted book kits.
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. 27 00 00 27
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 27 00 00 27
5. None of the above 00 00 00 00
6. Subtotal 27 00 00 27
7. Nonrespondent 00 00 00 00
8. Total 27 00 00 27
9. Performance on this measure 100% NaN% NaN%

F. Customer Satisfaction

Satisfaction
Customer Rating of Services Number of Customers Percent
Highly satisfied 27 100%
Satisfied 00 0%
Satisfied somewhat 00 0%
Not at all satisfied 00 0%
Nonrespondent 00 0%
Total Surveyed 27
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 04
B. Device Refurbish/Repair - Reassign and/or Open Ended Loan 184
C. Total 188

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. 00
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures 188

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

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 04 $3,019 $0 $3,019
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 04 $3,019 $0 $3,019

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 06 $3,520 $0 $3,520
Hearing 00 $0 $0 $0
Speech Communication 20 $46,828 $0 $46,828
Learning, Cognition and Developmental 03 $309 $0 $309
Mobility, Seating and Positioning 167 $126,269 $0 $126,269
Daily Living 94 $35,764 $0 $35,764
Environmental Adaptations 01 $110 $0 $110
Vehicle Modification & Transportation 00 $0 $0 $0
Computers and Related 02 $2,710 $0 $2,710
Recreation, Sports and Leisure 37 $6,478 $0 $6,478
Total 330 $221,988 $0 $221,988

D. Anecdote

My name is Jerry Evans. I retired from my business Applied Consulting and Training Services where I specialized in working with Autistic children. My plan was to retire and at least temporarily live in Charlotte, NC with my two dogs Little Joe and Ho Chia. In 2018 I started to notice that my voice and body movements were not what they should be. After much testing in different hospitals, I was diagnosed with a rare disease called MSA or Multiple System Atrophy. It only affects 1 out of every 100,000 people. It slowly takes away your ability to walk and talk. As my speech got worse and worse, we with my speech therapist, Shannon, started exploring different ways to communicate. After reading about eye gaze technology, we contacted eye gaze companies. We found out that the device would cost around $17,000.00, with no help from insurance or Medicare, since I was at a skilled nursing facility. Michelle, the device rep I was communicating with told us about The South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP). Their program has a reuse program with gently used technology and durable medical devices along with services to help people with their disabilities. We contacted SCATP and explained our situation. Janet, the administrative assistant, set us up with a meeting with Rachell the program manager. She brought us a used Tobii Dynavox speech device with a stand and set it up for us. All for free. Rachell was very helpful and knowledgeable and gave us her card in case we had issues with anything. Thanks, SCATP for helping make this long journey of mine easier. Sincerely Jerry Evans