Assistive Technology Programs and Lifespan Respite: AT Resources for Family Caregivers and Respite Care Providers

July 12, 2018

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The 56 State and Territory Assistive Technology (AT) programs provide a multitude of resources and activities that can help family caregivers and respite care providers maintain or improve the functional abilities and independence of persons with disabilities, chronic health conditions and/or aging related issues through the use of technology. The result may be reduced stress for family caregivers and improved quality of life for care recipients.

This webinar provided concrete examples of how caregivers and respite providers can connect and avail themselves of AT Act programs and activities. Presenters will share information about resources for access (resources to find and select AT) and acquisition (resources to obtain needed AT). Presenters also demonstrated a few of the most popular technology devices.

The AT3 Technical Assistance and Training Center provides information about the programs under the Assistive Technology Act. Find your state or territory AT program at

  • Rob Groenendaal, Assistive Technology Program Manager, Administration for Community Living
  • Marty Exline, Director, Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center
  • Krista Kramer, Program Coordinator, Idaho Assistive Technology Project
  • Stacy Driscoll, Program Coordinator, Assistive Technology in New Hampshire (ATinNH)
  • Cheryl Smith, Executive Director of UCP of Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley. Alabama Lifespan Respite Resource Network is a project of UCP.

Alabama Respite’s Caregiver Apps for aging caregivers

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