Results from questions relating to gaining, maintaining, or losing confidence related to performance benchmark questions are not reliable. Many of the clients seem to be answering these questions not based on satisfaction with service delivery, but rather on the fact that they have lost more functioning primarily related to progressive physical conditions.
In order to measure goals effectively to determine successful completion, what should be included to be monitored? What tools do we use to assure they have achieved these goals? What assessments are other states using?
In Part IV, in asking for resources allocated, does all of the grant money for direct services need to be accounted for between Subparts A through D? We have found that it can be hard to say how much money was spent for which service.
Some still believe that the definition of “assistive technology and assistive technology services” is too broad to be meaningful. There is a significant cost and training differential for example, in giving a client a bump dot for a microwave or training the client to use a computer with adaptive software. How can this be addressed?
What is a Support Service Provider (SSP)?
An SSP serves as the eyes and ears of a person with combined vision and hearing loss. SSPs provide visual and environmental information necessary so the participant can access information in order to make decisions independently. The support provided varies depending on the needs of the individual.
Who: Helen Keller National Center Confident Living Program
What: Train-the-Trainer, Hands-on opportunity for ILOB Program Managers or their state designee from the Older Blind Program during a Confident Living Program.
When: The 2018 Confident Living Programs are May 21-May 25 and Oct 22 –Oct 26.
Where: Helen Keller National Center, Sands Point, NY.