Assistive Technology/Environmental Modification

Assistive Technology/Environmental Modification

Assistive technology is a HCBS (Home and Community Based Service) that provides funding for Environmental Modification (E-mod). "E-mods" are adaptations to an individual's environment that allow for more independence or address issues related to health and safety. Some examples are ramps, lifts, bathroom and kitchen modifications, fences, and safety devices for individuals who are blind or deaf and widened doorways and hallways.

Adaptive Technology describes equipment and devices that allow an individual with disabilities to maintain or increase their independence in their home or community. Examples include communication and speech devices, therapy equipment, motorized wheelchairs, service animals, adaptive seating, and vehicle modifications.

Priority for assistive technology is given to projects that address health and safety issues, as well as accessibility issues. Equipment must have a written justification by a professional and in many cases, already have been denied by Medicaid and private insurance. Contact Amy Dougan at adougan@cpnorthcountry.org or (315) 379-8200