Under the Technology First Executive Order, the
department will work with county boards of developmental disabilities to ensure
technology is considered as part of all service and support plans for people
with disabilities. The executive order is not a technology-only policy but aims
to help people learn more about how to use technology to improve their quality
of life and how they can experience more independence and personal freedom.
Supportive technology allows people
with developmental disabilities to experience more independence by providing
personalized support for daily tasks or by offering care at a distance.
Assistive Technology and Remote Support are DODD’s supportive technology-based
services. All Medicaid waivers cover the cost and maintenance of equipment
used for Remote Support service delivery. DODD expects the proposed Assistive
Technology rule to go into effect January 1, 2019.
Jason from Auglaize County uses a Nucleus intercom device to call friends
for any support he and his roommate need.
Assistive Technology Virtual Home
Assistive technology includes devices like those that can turn off a stove when a person isn't using it or cellphone applications that provide step-by-step assistance with recipes.
The upcoming Assistive Technology service rule will make the purchasing process simpler for all Medicaid waivers and ensure a person's provider will have continued access to education for the devices.
The kind of supportive technology each person uses will be different, depending on the kind of support they need. Click through some of the options available in the rooms below.
Remote Support, sometimes called remote monitoring,
is a Medicaid service per
OAC 5123: 2-9-35. The service offers a person with a developmental disability the support of a direct service provider even when the provider is not in their home
Remote Support uses two-way communication in real time, just like Skype or FaceTime, so a person can communicate with their providers when they need them. A person can choose supports like sensors that call for help if someone has fallen or cameras that help monitor who is visiting a person's home.
How to Start Using Remote Support
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