Our hearts are with Puerto Rico and their AT Program (PRATP) today following last night's 6.4 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks. In that spirit, here is timely advice adapted from a recent blog post by Courtney Ness Fuchs of ND Assistive and augmented by Amy Goldman of AT3 Center.
The hurricanes, floods, and fires endured in 2017 (and their aftermath) underscore the importance of having a plan that includes a person's need for durable medical equipment and assistive technology.
Sage advice from Karen Langley, Executive Director of REquipment, Inc. a MassMATCH AT Program partner
This is where disability networks shine. While the needs are daunting, this collaboration--years in the making--is launching online portals for matching assistive technology and durable medical equipment (DME) needs with the inventories of DME "reuse" programs.
As Hurricane Harvey inflicts unprecedented damage on Texas and Louisiana, the national network of State Assistive Technology Programs stands on alert to help individuals with disabilities obtain the durable medical equipment (DME) and AT they need.