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June Calls/Webinars: 

State Finance CoP

When: Thursday June 20th at 3:00 EST
How: Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 652 891 211
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Topic: “The ABLE Act – Where Are We Now?” 
The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 created a tax-advantaged savings option for individuals with disabilities and their families to pay for disability-related expenses including Assistive Technology.  Join Mark Richert of the ABLE National Resource Center to explore where ABLE Act savings programs are in 2019.  We’ll look at where the program is with the 40 states have implemented ABLE programs, key elements of ABLE programs and what the future holds for the ABLE Act.

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Demo/Loan CoP

When: Tuesday, July 16 at 3:00 EST
How: Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/530791308
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Meeting ID: 530 791 308 
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Topic Information:
This webinar will introduce you to LoganTech's augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) equipment.  Learn solutions to bridge the AAC gap from low-tech to high-tech solutions. In addition we will include information about our customized keyguards, mounting solutions for iPad applications and a Braille teaching tool and Braille label maker. Information on free product demonstrations and trialing the equipment will be addressed, and details about special pricing for AT Act programs will be shared. 

When: Tuesday, July 23 at 3:00 EST
How: Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 204 979 644
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Topic Information: "A Few of My Favorite Things"
From time to time, people ask “what should we purchase for our AT demo/loan inventory? what products should we avoid (e.g. because there’s no demand, or the item doesn’t do well/isn’t suited for multiple users, etc.)?  What items are very popular? What’s on your wish list (e.g. you ran out of funds before you could purchase…)?"

Please join our experienced panel for the Demo Loan Community of Practice in products in the following categories:
Vision (Krystal Connelly, IL)
Hearing (Laura Plummer, WI)
Speech Communication (Carol Page, SC)

Learner Outcomes:
Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify popular items in each category, based on loan activity from participating states: vision, speech communication, hearing
  2. Identify “mistakes” – items purchased in each category that don’t circulate/no demand; circulate but have poor durability or present other problems (e.g. wish we had NOT purchased)
  3. List 3 ways in which state programs make purchase decisions/prioritize purchases (e.g. wait-list; direct consumer requests; bargains/specials/deals; etc.).
  4. List 3 considerations state programs use when deciding when to move items out of inventory and into reuse.

When: Wednesday August 7 3:00 EST
How: Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 971 456 435
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Topic Information: Prentke Romich products and support
This webinar will introduce you to current and new speech generating devices from Prentke Romich Company, www.prentrom.com. Learn more about their product line and training and supportive resources in this informative session.  Considerations in demonstrating and loaning the equipment will be addressed.
*The session will be captioned and recorded.

When: Monday September 11 3:00 EST
How: Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 398 479 905
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When: Wednesday October 2 3:00 EST
How: Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 130 284 172
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Reuse CoP 

Wednesday July 24 at 3:00 EST
Topic: The Need and Consideration for CPAP Reuse
Every third man and every sixth woman in America is estimated to have a sleep disorder – perhaps undiagnosed or untreated because of affordable access. Although CPAP devices are covered for those with private health insurance or Medicare, the co-pays are often unaffordable, and those without coverage face the burden of the total cost of devices critical to their health and ability to work. Sleep apnea is related to or affects hypertension, stroke, cardiac disease, diabetes, learning, and recovery from chemotherapy. This webinar will provide discussion around CPAP Reuse, lessons learned, and what to consider when providing the service.

Wednesday August 14 at 3:00 EST
Topic: A Successful Model for Hearing Aid Reuse
Access to hearing aids is severely limited by affordability. Aging populations and the absence of insurance coverage are just two factors that make the reuse of hearing aids a high-impact opportunity to expand into a new facet of reuse. Join us for a webinar discussing the ins and outs and feasibility of hearing aid reuse. Jimmy Brown from Kentucky’s AT Act program will describe how they partnered to create a successful, replicable model.