Under the Assistive Technology Act, all states are now required to have some type of assisting device re-use effort. What this means is that each state must have a program that facilitates the re-use of durable medical and assisting devices such as wheelchairs, scooters, walking canes, etc. This program is set up to help keep people with disabilities in their own homes or communities versus state homes or institutions.
While the Assistive Technology Act was passed in January of 1998, few people realize this service is available to them. Each state has its own program and the name of the program may be different in each state. The following is the contact information for the state of Georgia. Print this information and give it to someone you know who may have a unmet need.
Program Title: Georgia Tools for Life
Address: The Alternative Media Access Center (AMAC)
Georgia Institute of Technology – Enterprise Innovation Institute [EI2]
512 Means Street, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30318
Program Contact: Carolyn Phillips
Toll free Phone: 1-800-497-8665 (In State)
Program Type: Statewide
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/statewidega.rtf
Besides the disabled, many elderly people living alone often need some assistance in getting around. The only way to find out whether this program can help you is by calling and talking to one of the advocates. Call today.