Ohio one of first states to experiment with video monitoring for people with developmental disabilities
Twenty-year-old Samuel Zurenski loves being independent. Sometimes he needs a little help due to developmental disabilities.
State using sensors to help people with disabilitiesThe State of Ohio has started using technology to try to help people with disabilities and save taxpayers money. Governor John Kasich has put more money in his budget plan to use sensors instead of 24/7 care from a home health aide.
Remote monitoring of Ohio's Disabled saves money, fills need
Technology helps Lori Bolton feel safe at home when no one else is around.
In early 2012, a 17-year-old stood up in a high school cafeteria in northeast Ohio and began shooting. Three students died, three were injured. For the leaders of Ohio’s systems of mental health and developmental disabilities, that tragic incident became a call to action.
John Martin, Director of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, explains the state’s Ohio Shared Living program, which provides a way for persons with developmental disabilities to receive care while becoming part of a welcoming family.