AbleLink Smart Living Technologies Inspires Independence

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“This is my freedom, my independence!” These are the words of Ethan, a young man with developmental disabilities, following his graduation from a specialized travel training program to learn to use Indianapolis’ IndyGo fixed route bus system. Ethan was referring to his ability to use AbleLink WayFinder (Wayfinder), a community mobility support app from AbleLink… Read more AbleLink Smart Living Technologies Inspires Independence

Pathfinder Navigates the Path to Assistive/Enabling Technology Resources

Tennessee Disability Pathfinder (Pathfinder) wraps up its 2020-2021 Webinar Series with Navigating the Path to Assistive/Enabling Technology Resources, a webinar that seeks to create a better understanding of, and access to, assistive/enabling technology. Assistive technology is defined as any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product that increases, maintains, or improves the capabilities of individuals… Read more Pathfinder Navigates the Path to Assistive/Enabling Technology Resources

Resource Corner – Assistive Technology

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Tennessee Disability Pathfinder offers an extensive library of disability and senior care resources available at DisabilityPathfinder.org. Photo courtesy of IRIS Center Copyright 2021 Vanderbilt University. All rights reserved. The Vanderbilt University IRIS Center provides a module that offers an overview of assistive technology (AT) with a focus on students with high-incidence disabilities such as learning… Read more Resource Corner – Assistive Technology

New Partnership Leads to New Resource Connections for Aging Adults

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Isolation, loneliness, anxiety, and depression are common emotions especially during this last year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic showed us how deeply we long to connect and be in community with others. One demographic of our community that was hit especially hard by COVID-19 were adults in the aging community. Many experienced isolation on… Read more New Partnership Leads to New Resource Connections for Aging Adults

Respite in Tennessee

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The Tennessee Respite Coalition (TRC) is a nonprofit that serves family caregivers across the state of Tennessee. Whether you are taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a child with special needs, our goal is to provide much needed respite. Respite is the ability to take a much-needed break from the stresses of… Read more Respite in Tennessee