There are several options for enabling technology funding through public and private sources. The IndeTech team is continually advocating for the funding of enabling technology and dedicated to assisting organizations and users to fund assistive technology needs.
Many states fund assistive technology for individuals with disabilities through Medicaid waivers. Waiver coverage varies from state to state. Many Home and Community 1915 (c) based waivers include funding for assistive technology supports. Learn about Home and Community Medicaid waivers by visiting the Medicaid.gov website. Information can also be found by visiting state specific Office of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities websites.
An array of federal, state and county grants offer opportunities for providers to access inclusive technologies to support those that they serve. Grants can help to fund new assistive technology initiatives, generating valuable pilot data to demonstrate need and proven results to payer sources.
Organizations can explore charitable donations at the national, state and local level. Charitable organizations have a history of supporting enabling technology initiatives and often deliver funds expeditiously and outright.
Providers seeking solutions to improve outcomes view assistive technology as a valuable organizational investment. Innovative technologies facilitate independence, reducing support needs and cost. Embracing assistive technology innovations positions organizations as service delivery leaders.
The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) provides comprehensive information related to funding sources for assistive technology. Visit their website at atia.org.