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MyODP Supportive Technology Resources – Virtual Roadshow Presentations & Technology Today Newsletter

Have you visited the Supportive Technology resource center on MyODP? The new Supportive Technology page on MyODP is home to information from ODP's Technology Taskforce including newsletters, guidance, and presentations on supportive technology - Including remote supports, assistive technology, and more. ODP's Technology Taskforce recently held a series of virtual "roadshow" presentations

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PA Assistive Technology Foundation Publishes Financial Education Publications

The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) has issued new editions of its Cents and Sensibility and the accompanying educators manual. The 7th edition of Cents and Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management addresses the financial education needs of people with disabilities, while providing strategies, activities, and resources for anyone who wants to

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November is Assistive Technology Awareness Month

As we celebrate Assistive Technology (AT) Awareness Month, the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation is sharing the message that AT can help people with disabilities live with more independence, safety, productivity, and with an improved quality of life. The PA Assistive Technology Foundation is committed to helping people with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians with information

Tech Owl Technology For Our Lives Institure on Disabilities at Temple University

Getting to Know TechOWL

Did you know that every state has a program to help people with disabilities to explore, find, and get the tools and technology they need? In Pennsylvania that program is TechOWL, part of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University. TechOWL has 9 regional centers across the state and helps people discover,

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Smart Kitchens

Being able to safely get yourself a drink, snack, or even cook a full meal can allow for a new level of independence for many people. “Smart” kitchen appliances can be one way to help people achieve greater levels of independence in their own homes. Some examples of Smart Kitchen Devices are:

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Would Technology Make Your Job Easier? Submit an ARPA Application Now!

Is your organization interested in going more digital, such as using software for electronic health records and skill and behavioral data collection? Or maybe purchasing equipment to use that software on?   There is still time to submit an application for the one-time supplemental payment through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA.) Both

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The Affordable Connectivity Program

The White House has launched the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to assist eligible households with their internet bills. ACP provides eligible households $30 per month off their internet bills. ACP-eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. Households with

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Medication Dispensers

Medication dispensers come in a variety of options from simple to high tech. Regardless of the style the purpose is the same: help people safely and correctly take their medications. According to the CDC, adverse drug events such as missed or improperly taken medications cause approximately 1.3 million emergency department visits and