The UILC Assistive Technology Program provides assistive technology related services to increase personal independence of people with disabilities at home and in the community. This program consists of non paid services such as peer support, community networking or coordinating resources and paid services which are the purchase of assistive equipment, evaluations, training etc, needed by consumers to be more independent. Unlike the Loan Bank Program, this program helps consumers access resources to purchase customized assistive equipment they need to be more independent.
Assistive technology services are an integral component in the array of services available at the UILC to assist an individual to be more independent at home and in the community. The UILC Assistive Technology staff work closely with each consumer to determine what assistive equipment best meets their needs, collects information and documentation necessary for equipment purchase and submits this information to the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (USOR). The funding for equipment is generated from the USOR.
There are eligibility and income requirements that must be met to utilize community funding sources. Due to the nature of this program and because of this unique partnership for funding, there are definitions, guidelines and procedures that have been established for individuals receiving paid assistive technology services.