Statewide and Nationwide
Also referred to as adaptive technology it includes programs, devices, and resources that help people with disabilities increase their mobility and/or ability to communicate and live more comfortably.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Programs that offer any of a variety of therapeutic interventions, which may be used singly or in combination, to address the range of social, language, sensory and behavioral difficulties experienced by children and adults with autism and related disorders. Because of the spectrum nature of autism and the many behavior combinations that can occur, treatment approaches must be tailored to meet the individual needs of each person.
Balance and Fall Prevention
Programs that help to prevent falls in older adults and individuals with disabilities.
Balance and Vestibular Therapy
Programs that conduct an evaluation of individuals who have balance problems that include observation of posture, balance, movement, and compensatory strategies; and develop an individualized treatment plan that includes specific head, body, and eye exercise. Treatment may also include an increase in activities and exercise in order to strengthen muscles and increase the individual’s tolerance for symptom-provoking stimuli. Although most commonly offered by physical therapists, balance and vestibular therapy (VRT) can also be provided by physicians, occupational therapists or audiologists.
Benefits and Life Care Planning Law
Legal services that assist with Life Care Planning and management, living trusts, Medicaid and Medicare, Social Security and other benefits, disability planning, guardianships, conservatorships, discrimination, health care decisions, long-term care alternatives and other related issues.
Programs that provide assistance for people who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining services or other benefits for which they are eligible. The programs may help people understand the eligibility for benefits, the benefits provided by the program, and/or help them complete benefit application forms.
Blind and Low Vision Aids
Devices and services that assist people with vision loss. Includes the sale, rental or loan of assistive technology, audio books, Braille materials and other adapted media.