Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
People with intellectual & developmental disabilities often yearn for greater levels of independence. Now, with the aid of assistive technology, their dreams are being achieved, in the home and in the community.
Journey to Independence
James, in his mid sixties, had lived most of his adult life in a group home. In fact, his world was much smaller. He rarely came out of his bedroom. Through its approach to assessments and training, ATECH team worked with James to identify his technology solution to independent living.
Today, James lives in his own apartment. He is now venturing well beyond his bedroom. James takes walks around his neighborhood. The exercise helps address his health issues and obesity. Sensor in the soles of his shoes allow care-givers to track his journey and know when he arrives home safely! And now, when shopping he offers help to others who could use a hand with their groceries. James is now connected to his community in new and wonderful ways.