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Connecting Oklahomans with Disabilities to Assistive Technology

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OK Funding for AT
A Guide to Solving the Funding Puzzle and Receiving Assistive Technology in Oklahoma

Eighth Edition, November 2015

Developed by Oklahoma ABLE Tech
Oklahoma's Assistive Technology Act Program
Oklahoma State University, Department of Wellness

Acknowledgments

Developed by Oklahoma ABLE Tech, Oklahoma’s Assistive Technology Act Program, Oklahoma State University, Department of Wellness

We are especially grateful to the staff members of all the Oklahoma and Federal public agencies along with
private organizations listed within this document for their collaboration and cooperation in:

  • Sharing information about their programs and services;
  • Reviewing the information in this document for accuracy;
  • Disseminating information in this document for broader use.

A special word of appreciation is extended to Joy Kniskern, a former staff member of the Georgia Assistive Technology Project, Tools for Life, whose funding guide provided the basis for much of the information contained in this guide. Thanks! Duplication: There are no copyrights on this document. Agencies, organizations, companies, individuals, and others are welcome to copy this document in whole or in part. Oklahoma ABLE Tech does ask that we are credited appropriately. “OK FUNDING for AT” is a publication of Oklahoma ABLE Tech. ABLE Tech is funded by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This publication does not necessarily refl ect the position or policy of HHS and no offi cial endorsement of the material should be inferred. Information about the Oklahoma ABLE Tech program is available upon request as a public service. Oklahoma State University administers and conducts all program and activities in accordance with the U.S. Civil Rights Acts which provide that no person shall, on grounds of race, color, national origin, sex or disability be excluded benefi ts or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

Foreword

OK FUNDING for AT: A Guide to Solving the Funding Puzzle and Getting Assistive Technology in Oklahoma is a collection of process and program information for use by individuals with disabilities, their families, advocates and service providers. We hope this “funding guide” will assist you in your search for funding, make the process easier and aid you in getting the assistive technology you need.

The information contained in this guide is the most current. However, it is subject to change at any time. Thus, new information will be contained in future editions of OK FUNDING for AT.

This guide describes possible public and private sources of funding and strategies to obtain funding for assistive technology from these sources. It is well organized and designed to be simple to use. It is our hope that OK FUNDING for AT will be used to help individuals understand public programs and to assist in identifying potential funding sources. Please share your experiences with us and with others.

We have verified all the sources contained in this guide. However, if you know of other funding sources that are not included in the guide, contact us so we can include this information in our updates. If you have questions during the process of obtaining funding, or know of any information in this guide that needs to be changed or added, call us at the number(s) listed.

Please share your successes and experiences with us and submit copies of your requests for funding so that we can assist others in acquiring assistive technology.

Contact Oklahoma ABLE Tech at:
Oklahoma State University
Seretean Wellness Center
1514 West Hall of Fame
Stillwater, OK 74078-2026

In Stillwater: (405) 744-9748, or Outside Stillwater: Toll Free (800) 257-1705
ABLE Tech INFO-line: Toll Free (888) 885-5588
website: http://okabletech.okstate.edu

The Oklahoma ABLE Tech program is designed to make assistive technology devices and services more available and accessible to ALL Oklahomans with disabilities. OK FUNDING for AT was produced as part of this effort.

Linda Jaco
Director of Sponsored Programs

Milissa Gofourth
Program Manager

Brenda Dawes
Program Manager

Diana Sargent
Senior Administration Support Specialist

Shelby Sanders
AT Specialist

Allyson Robinson
SLP, AT Specialist

Shelley Gladden
Financial Loan Coordinator

Kimberly Berry
AT Teacher

Rob Carr
Accessibility Coordinator

Lynda Halley
Marketing Coordinator

Tammie Honeyman
HR Coordinator

Lisa Croston
Fiscal Officer

Katie Woodward
OKDMERP Program Manager

Brian Sargent
OKDMERP Site Coordiantor

Haley George
OKDMERP Grant Coordinator

JoAnne Pool Blades
SERC Program Manager

Shannon Esmeyer
SERC Administrative Assistant