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  • Topic Snapshot

    Topic Snapshot: AFP/Telework Program Sustainability (2011) -- Available formats: html
    Overview of resources available for this topic.

    Topic Snapshot: Statewide AT Program Sustainability (2011) -- Available formats: html
    Overview of resources available for this topic.

  • General

    Small Investment-Big Savings: A look at how vocational rehabilitation agencies save money by partnering with their statewide AT program (2012) -- Available formats: word
    Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies are finding that working with their statewide AT Act programs can save them funds. This publication contains case studies that describe how Vocational Rehabilitation agencies have realized big savings by partnering with four statewide at programs.

  • Reports

    Fee For Service - Experiences of Statewide AT Programs (2011) -- Available formats: word
    This document looks at some of the services that statewide programs are providing for fees.

    Market Survey for At Accessment Services (2011) -- Available formats: word
    This document provides data from a survey on what fees are charged by various programs that provide AT assessments.

    Evaluation Study of Alternative Financing Program (2008) -- Available formats: txt rtf
    Independent evaluation of the 33 AFPs that focuses on factors that lead to success and sustainability.

    Device Demonstration and Device Loan Programs: Considerations for Implementation (2007) -- Available formats: rtf pdf html
    A program manual created by NATTAP describing the planning and implementing of device demonstration and device loan services.

    Nuts and Bolts of Operating Device Demonstration and Loan Programs (2007) -- Available formats: html
    A two and a half day specialized workshop was hosted by NATTAP in Raleigh, North Carolina and was designed for participants who were starting new device demonstration and loan programs as well as those participants looking to enhance/improve their device demonstration and loan programs. The agenda for this workshop, which was developed by a planning group of state AT directors and device demonstration and loan center personnel, was structured to address the essentials for building, maintaining, and sustaining a device demonstration and device loan program. Presentations provided information so that participants could compare and contrast their programs.Moderated discussions on Day 1 allowed for sharing of operational details and decision-making about program structure. The North Carolina AT Center in Raleigh hosted an Open House for participants to take a tour of their facility with staff on hand to answer questions.Day 2 sessions were built around maintaining device demonstration and loan programs. Concurrent roundtable discussions on the second day allowed people to move through smaller informal discussions on specific topics.Day 3 sessions focused on sustainability of device demonstration and loan programs.

    Considerations for Effective Implementation Setting Up Device Loan and Demonstration Programs (2006) -- Available formats: word
    A publication that provides the framework for considerations for effective implementation of device loan and demonstration programs.

    Improving State Assistive Technology Programs Considerations for Effective Implementation (2006) -- Available formats: pdf
    A publication that provides the framework for considerations for effective implementation of device loan and demonstration programs.

  • Sample Documents

    Leveraging Funding with Vocational Rehabilitation (2015) -- Available formats: html
    During the Statewide AT Directors Forum held on 05/14/2015, RESNA Catalyst Project Director Joey Wallace facilitated a discussion, which focused on service contracts, service provisions, and fee for services. Below are resources from Nebraska’s Assistive Technology Partnership and the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program, which were discussed during the call. The attachments include a commonly asked questions fact sheet from North Carolina’s Assistive Technology Program, Nebraska’s Assistive Technology Partnership Annual VR Report and Abstract (minus the budget page), the original proposal to Nebraska VR for the Solutions On Site (SOS) Project, the 2012 State AT Program Case studies that the RESNA Catalyst Project developed, and the Consumer Satisfaction Survey for the SOS project, which was sent to consumers six weeks following project completion.

    Nebraska ATP Consumer Satisfaction Survey (2015) -- Available formats: pdf
    During the Statewide AT Directors Forum held on 05/14/2015, RESNA Catalyst Project Director Joey Wallace facilitated a discussion, which focused on service contracts, service provisions, and fee for services. Several documents were shared, including resources from Nebraska’s Assistive Technology Partnership and the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program, which were discussed during the call. The attachments include a commonly ask questions fact sheet from North Carolina’s Assistive Technology Program, Nebraska’s Assistive Technology Partnership Annual VR Report and Abstract (minus the budget page), the original proposal to Nebraska VR for the Solutions On Site (SOS) Project, the 2012 State AT Program Case studies that the RESNA Catalyst Project developed, and the Consumer Satisfaction Survey for the SOS project, which was sent to consumers six weeks following project completion.

    SOS Project Abstract 2014-2015 (2015) -- Available formats: pdf
    During the Statewide AT Directors Forum held on 05/14/2015, RESNA Catalyst Project Director Joey Wallace facilitated a discussion, which focused on service contracts, service provisions, and fee for services. Several documents were shared, including resources from Nebraska’s Assistive Technology Partnership and the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program, which were discussed during the call. The attachments include a commonly ask questions fact sheet from North Carolina’s Assistive Technology Program, Nebraska’s Assistive Technology Partnership Annual VR Report and Abstract (minus the budget page), the original proposal to Nebraska VR for the Solutions On Site (SOS) Project, the 2012 State AT Program Case studies that the RESNA Catalyst Project developed, and the Consumer Satisfaction Survey for the SOS project, which was sent to consumers six weeks following project completion.

    Commonly Asked Questions about NCATP Fee Based Services (2014) -- Available formats: rtf
    During the Statewide AT Directors Forum held on 05/14/2015, RESNA Catalyst Project Director Joey Wallace facilitated a discussion, which focused on service contracts, service provisions, and fee for services. Several documents were shared, including resources from Nebraska’s Assistive Technology Partnership and the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program, which were discussed during the call. The attachments include a commonly ask questions fact sheet from North Carolina’s Assistive Technology Program, Nebraska’s Assistive Technology Partnership Annual VR Report and Abstract (minus the budget page), the original proposal to Nebraska VR for the Solutions On Site (SOS) Project, the 2012 State AT Program Case studies that the RESNA Catalyst Project developed, and the Consumer Satisfaction Survey for the SOS project, which was sent to consumers six weeks following project completion.

    Solutions on Site - original proposal to Nebraska VR for the Solutions On Site (SOS) Project (2014) -- Available formats:
    During the Statewide AT Directors Forum held on 05/14/2015, RESNA Catalyst Project Director Joey Wallace facilitated a discussion, which focused on service contracts, service provisions, and fee for services. Several documents were shared, including resources from Nebraska’s Assistive Technology Partnership and the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program, which were discussed during the call. The attachments include a commonly ask questions fact sheet from North Carolina’s Assistive Technology Program, Nebraska’s Assistive Technology Partnership Annual VR Report and Abstract (minus the budget page), the original proposal to Nebraska VR for the Solutions On Site (SOS) Project, the 2012 State AT Program Case studies that the RESNA Catalyst Project developed, and the Consumer Satisfaction Survey for the SOS project, which was sent to consumers six weeks following project completion.

    VR Report 2013-2014 (2014) -- Available formats: pdf
    During the Statewide AT Directors Forum held on 05/14/2015, RESNA Catalyst Project Director Joey Wallace facilitated a discussion, which focused on service contracts, service provisions, and fee for services. Several documents were shared, including resources from Nebraska’s Assistive Technology Partnership and the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program, which were discussed during the call. The attachments include a commonly ask questions fact sheet from North Carolina’s Assistive Technology Program, Nebraska’s Assistive Technology Partnership Annual VR Report and Abstract (minus the budget page), the original proposal to Nebraska VR for the Solutions On Site (SOS) Project, the 2012 State AT Program Case studies that the RESNA Catalyst Project developed, and the Consumer Satisfaction Survey for the SOS project, which was sent to consumers six weeks following project completion.

    Small Investments Big Savings - A look at how vocational rehabilitation agencies save money by partnering with their statewide AT program (2012) -- Available formats: pdf
    During the Statewide AT Directors Forum held on 05/14/2015, RESNA Catalyst Project Director Joey Wallace facilitated a discussion, which focused on service contracts, service provisions, and fee for services. Several documents were shared, including resources from Nebraska’s Assistive Technology Partnership and the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program, which were discussed during the call. The attachments include a commonly ask questions fact sheet from North Carolina’s Assistive Technology Program, Nebraska’s Assistive Technology Partnership Annual VR Report and Abstract (minus the budget page), the original proposal to Nebraska VR for the Solutions On Site (SOS) Project, the 2012 State AT Program Case studies that the RESNA Catalyst Project developed, and the Consumer Satisfaction Survey for the SOS project, which was sent to consumers six weeks following project completion.

    CReATE Service Fee Form (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    This form is used by the Utah AT Reuse Program to charge fees for service. Part of the Fee-for-Service teleconference October 29, 2009

    Using Return on Investment (ROI) to Guide Programmatic Health (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation offers information about how to calculate ROI and when it is most appropriate to use with AT Reuse programs. Examples of calculating costs and ROI are included.

    Nuts and Bolts of Operating Device Demonstration and Loan Programs (2007) -- Available formats: html
    A two and a half day specialized workshop was hosted by NATTAP in Raleigh, North Carolina and was designed for participants who were starting new device demonstration and loan programs as well as those participants looking to enhance/improve their device demonstration and loan programs. The agenda for this workshop, which was developed by a planning group of state AT directors and device demonstration and loan center personnel, was structured to address the essentials for building, maintaining, and sustaining a device demonstration and device loan program. Presentations provided information so that participants could compare and contrast their programs.Moderated discussions on Day 1 allowed for sharing of operational details and decision-making about program structure. The North Carolina AT Center in Raleigh hosted an Open House for participants to take a tour of their facility with staff on hand to answer questions.Day 2 sessions were built around maintaining device demonstration and loan programs. Concurrent roundtable discussions on the second day allowed people to move through smaller informal discussions on specific topics.Day 3 sessions focused on sustainability of device demonstration and loan programs.

    Presentation of Sustainability - Loan Fund Projections (2007) -- Available formats: xls
    These are the projections that the Washington Access Fund made as it looked at sustainability for its loan program

    Presentation of Sustainability - Washington Plan (2007) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation describes the Washington Access Fund sustainability plan that was drafted as a result of the sustainability work group.

    Presentation of Sustainability - Wisconsin Plan (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This is the sustainability plan that was developed through the Sustainability work group by the Wisconsin AFP loan program.

    Presentation of Sustainability - WITelwork Plan (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This is the sustainability plan that was developed through the Sustainability work group by the Wisconsin Telework loan program.

    Presentation of Sustainability Plans - Kansas Plan (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This is the sustainability plan that was developed through the work group by the Kansas AFP.

    Session 3 Technical Assistance on Module 2 - Sample Logic Model (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This is an example of a logic model for sustainability.

    Considerations for Effective Implementation Setting Up Device Loan and Demonstration Programs (2006) -- Available formats: word
    A publication that provides the framework for considerations for effective implementation of device loan and demonstration programs.

    Improving State Assistive Technology Programs Considerations for Effective Implementation (2006) -- Available formats: pdf
    A publication that provides the framework for considerations for effective implementation of device loan and demonstration programs.

    Sustaining Statewide AT Programs - Rates (2006) -- Available formats: word
    This document provides information on the rates that NCATP charges for assessments, for consultations, for workshops and training and more.

    Sustaining Statewide AT Programs - Rates and Fees - Commonly Asked Questions (2006) -- Available formats: word
    This brief provides answers to the question of whether a state agency that is funded by a grant can charge fees for service.

    Sustaining Statewide AT Programs - Budget (2006) -- Available formats: xls
    This is a sample budget of revenue from fees and other agreements for NCATP.

  • Toolkits

    Device Demonstration and Device Loan Programs: Considerations for Implementation (2007) -- Available formats: rtf pdf html
    A program manual created by NATTAP describing the planning and implementing of device demonstration and device loan services.

    Getting Started - Sustainability Self Assessment (2006) -- Available formats: word
    This self assessment tool allows organizations to assess where they are in their planning for sustainability.

  • Marketing Materials

    The National AT Reuse Scene - Accomplishments and National Data (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    Joy Kniskern provides the context for the national conference sessions. She provides an overview of what the AT Reuse programs have been able to accomplish in three years and what still remains to be done.

    The Significance of Outcome Data at The FREE Foundation (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    Free collects data on falls, number of trips to the ER, number of admittances to the hospital, and other data. This has in turn provided data to use when requesting additional funding and identifying outcomes.

    Welcome - National Conference on Reuse September 15-17, 2009 (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    A Powerpoint that provides the purpose of the meeting and also summarizes the current status of reuse programs in the country.

    Device Demonstration and Device Loan Programs: Considerations for Implementation (2007) -- Available formats: rtf pdf html
    A program manual created by NATTAP describing the planning and implementing of device demonstration and device loan services.

    Nuts and Bolts of Operating Device Demonstration and Loan Programs (2007) -- Available formats: html
    A two and a half day specialized workshop was hosted by NATTAP in Raleigh, North Carolina and was designed for participants who were starting new device demonstration and loan programs as well as those participants looking to enhance/improve their device demonstration and loan programs. The agenda for this workshop, which was developed by a planning group of state AT directors and device demonstration and loan center personnel, was structured to address the essentials for building, maintaining, and sustaining a device demonstration and device loan program. Presentations provided information so that participants could compare and contrast their programs.Moderated discussions on Day 1 allowed for sharing of operational details and decision-making about program structure. The North Carolina AT Center in Raleigh hosted an Open House for participants to take a tour of their facility with staff on hand to answer questions.Day 2 sessions were built around maintaining device demonstration and loan programs. Concurrent roundtable discussions on the second day allowed people to move through smaller informal discussions on specific topics.Day 3 sessions focused on sustainability of device demonstration and loan programs.

    Considerations for Effective Implementation Setting Up Device Loan and Demonstration Programs (2006) -- Available formats: word
    A publication that provides the framework for considerations for effective implementation of device loan and demonstration programs.

    Improving State Assistive Technology Programs Considerations for Effective Implementation (2006) -- Available formats: pdf
    A publication that provides the framework for considerations for effective implementation of device loan and demonstration programs.

  • Training Materials

    Small Investment-Big Savings: A look at how vocational rehabilitation agencies save money by partnering with their statewide AT program (2012) -- Available formats: word
    Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies are finding that working with their statewide AT Act programs can save them funds. This publication contains case studies that describe how Vocational Rehabilitation agencies have realized big savings by partnering with four statewide at programs.

    Session 1 Planning to Plan, Building a Sustainable Initiative, Powerpoint and Text of Slides (2007) -- Available formats: rtf ppt
    This presentation discusses the importance to plan for sustainability and introduces the process that will be followed. It includes a self assessment and writing a logic model.

    Session 1 Planning to Plan, Building a Sustainable Initiative, Transcript (2007) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    This introductory sesson describes the process that will be used to develop a plan for sustainability.

    Session 2 Technical Assistance on Modules 1 and 2, PowerPoint and Text of Slides (2007) -- Available formats: rtf ppt
    This presentation introduces how to develop a vision and results orientation. It provides assistance in completing the Module 2 worksheets.

    Session 2 Technical Assistance on Modules 1 and 2, Transcript (2007) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    This presentation allows the loan programs to personalize the planning process for sustainability.

    Session 3 Technical Assistance on Module 2 - Logic Model, transcript (2007) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    This looks at the elements of a logic model and how to develop one as part of the plan for sustainability.

    Session 4 Creating a Strategic Financing Plan - Module 3, PowerPoint and Text of PowerPoint (2007) -- Available formats: rtf ppt
    This presentation provides guidance for clarifying what financing is needed and how to project costs. It also suggests some funding sources.

    Session 4 Creating a Strategic Financing Plan - Module 3, Transcript (2007) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    This session explores what is needed for financing sustainability. It looks at how to project costs and find possible funding sources.

    Session 5 Technical Assistance on Module 3 - Creating a Strategic Financing Plan (2007) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    This session addresses the components of a financial plan and relates them to a financial loan program.

    Session 6 Building Organizational Capacity and Community Support - Module 4, PowerPoint and Text of PowerPoint (2007) -- Available formats: rtf ppt
    This presentation looks at the resources that are available in the community to assist in sustainability planning. It includes the use of an environmental scan and the identification of key champions.

    Session 6 Building Organizational Capacity and Community Support - Module 4, Transcript (2007) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    This session looks at the resources that are available in the community to assist in sustainability planning.

    Session 7 Developing and Writing the Plan - Module 5, PowerPoint (2007) -- Available formats: ppt rtf
    This presentation describes how the various components can be compiled to develop a plan for sustainability. It looks at milestones, writing a draft, and determining the use of the plan wiht investors and decisionmakers.

    Session 7 Developing and Writing the Plan - Module 5, Transcript (2007) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    This session pulls from information discussed in the earlier modules to create the sustainability plan.

  • Success Stories

    Small Investment-Big Savings: A look at how vocational rehabilitation agencies save money by partnering with their statewide AT program (2012) -- Available formats: word
    Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies are finding that working with their statewide AT Act programs can save them funds. This publication contains case studies that describe how Vocational Rehabilitation agencies have realized big savings by partnering with four statewide at programs.

  • Profile

    CReATE Fee for Services (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    Heather Young and Alma Burgess from the Utah Assistive Technology Program shared information on how their program has implemented fee-for-service to serve more people with disabilities

    Fee for Service Teleconference Powerpoint (2009) -- Available formats: rtf ppt
    Tammy Koger from the North Carolina AT Act Program shared information on how NC has implemented fee-for-service to serve more people with disabilities. This presentation provides information about the NC administrative code, the fees charged, and the type of services provided.

    Sustainability Planning - Project Mend (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    This powerpoint describes several areas that Project Mend focused on to plan to sustain its Reuse program. These included getting the advisory board involved, diversifying funding sources, branding the project, and ensuring that policies and procedures are written.

    Virginia Reuse Network Sustainability Planning Efforts (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    This powerpoint describes the Virginia network of reuse programs and efforts in the past year to secure extra funding through the Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative, the ARRA (Stimulus funds) and other funding sources.

    Sustaining Statewide AT Programs - What it Takes (2008) -- Available formats: word
    This brief summaries the lessons learned by the North Carolina program to grow itself to sustainability. It describes how to work with the lead agency, how to structure the program and partnerships that have proven vital.

    Essentials for Sustaining an AT Demonstration & Device Loan Program: Tools for Life's Approach (2007) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation describes how the Georgia demo and loan programs work to find and leverage resources. It lists partners and collaborators, and lists strategies used to identify resources and implement program efficiencies.

    Ideas for Sustaining AT Device Demonstration and Device Loan Programs - Kansas (2007) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation describes the various funding sources that the Kansas device loan and demonstration programs have tapped to increase their inventory. It looks at the importance of using data and partnering with appropriate agencies to increase the programs.

    Session 8 Presentation of Sustainability Plans (2007) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    This session is the final session of the sustainability plannning session. Three loan programs present their plans for sustainability that they developed over the course of the several months.

    Sustaining and Maintaining AT Demonstration & Loan Programs - Illinois (2007) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation decribes how the Illinois demo and loan programs operate, what funding sources are tapped, and what program efficiencies are built in. It includes some lessons learned.

  • Legislation

    Evaluation Study of Alternative Financing Program (2008) -- Available formats: txt rtf
    Independent evaluation of the 33 AFPs that focuses on factors that lead to success and sustainability.

    Grant Funds used for Resource Development - Fund Raising (2006) -- Available formats: html
    Questions of Interest - Highlights from the Loan Program Listserv Discussions

    Grant Funds used for Resource Development - Grant Writing (2006) -- Available formats: html
    Questions of Interest - Highlights from the Loan Program Listserv Discussions

  • Essential Documents

    EDGAR 74.24 (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    Excerpts from EDGAR regarding accounting for fee- for-service activities.

    EDGAR 74.24 - Fee for Service (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    This document spell out what is allowed when providing servicesfor fees.

  • Teleconferences

    CReATE Fee for Services (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    Heather Young and Alma Burgess from the Utah Assistive Technology Program shared information on how their program has implemented fee-for-service to serve more people with disabilities

    CReATE Service Fee Form (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    This form is used by the Utah AT Reuse Program to charge fees for service. Part of the Fee-for-Service teleconference October 29, 2009

    EDGAR 74.24 (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    Excerpts from EDGAR regarding accounting for fee- for-service activities.

    EDGAR 74.24 - Fee for Service (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    This document spell out what is allowed when providing servicesfor fees.

    Fee for Service Teleconference Powerpoint (2009) -- Available formats: rtf ppt
    Tammy Koger from the North Carolina AT Act Program shared information on how NC has implemented fee-for-service to serve more people with disabilities. This presentation provides information about the NC administrative code, the fees charged, and the type of services provided.

    Fee for Service Teleconference - October 29, 2009 - Powerpoint (2009) -- Available formats: ppt rtf
    This teleconference focused on how to start fee-for-service activities. During this call, Rob Groenendaal and Brian Bard from RSA discussed EDGAR regulations and how to report generated program income. Tammy Koger from the North Carolina AT Act Program, Heather Young and Alma Burgess from the Utah Assistive Technology Program shared information on how their programs have implemented fee-for-service to serve more people with disabilities.

    Fee for Service Teleconference - October 29, 2009 - Transcript (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    This teleconference focused on how to start fee-for-service activities. During this call, Rob Groenendaal and Brian Bard from RSA discussed EDGAR regulations and how to report generated program income. Tammy Koger from the North Carolina AT Act Program, Heather Young and Alma Burgess from the Utah Assistive Technology Program shared information on how their programs have implemented fee-for-service to serve more people with disabilities.

    Fee for Service Teleconference - October 29, 2009 - Transcript and MP3 file (2009) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    This teleconference focused on how to start fee-for-service activities. During this call, Rob Groenendaal and Brian Bard from RSA discussed EDGAR regulations and how to report generated program income. Tammy Koger from the North Carolina AT Act Program, Heather Young and Alma Burgess from the Utah Assistive Technology Program shared information on how their programs have implemented fee-for-service to serve more people with disabilities.

    Session 1 Planning to Plan, Building a Sustainable Initiative, Powerpoint and Text of Slides (2007) -- Available formats: rtf ppt
    This presentation discusses the importance to plan for sustainability and introduces the process that will be followed. It includes a self assessment and writing a logic model.

    Session 1 Planning to Plan, Building a Sustainable Initiative, Transcript (2007) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    This introductory sesson describes the process that will be used to develop a plan for sustainability.

    Session 2 Technical Assistance on Modules 1 and 2, PowerPoint and Text of Slides (2007) -- Available formats: rtf ppt
    This presentation introduces how to develop a vision and results orientation. It provides assistance in completing the Module 2 worksheets.

    Session 2 Technical Assistance on Modules 1 and 2, Transcript (2007) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    This presentation allows the loan programs to personalize the planning process for sustainability.

    Session 3 Technical Assistance on Module 2 - Logic Model, transcript (2007) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    This looks at the elements of a logic model and how to develop one as part of the plan for sustainability.

    Session 3 Technical Assistance on Module 2 - Sample Logic Model (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This is an example of a logic model for sustainability.

    Session 4 Creating a Strategic Financing Plan - Module 3, PowerPoint and Text of PowerPoint (2007) -- Available formats: rtf ppt
    This presentation provides guidance for clarifying what financing is needed and how to project costs. It also suggests some funding sources.

    Session 4 Creating a Strategic Financing Plan - Module 3, Transcript (2007) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    This session explores what is needed for financing sustainability. It looks at how to project costs and find possible funding sources.

    Session 5 Technical Assistance on Module 3 - Creating a Strategic Financing Plan (2007) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    This session addresses the components of a financial plan and relates them to a financial loan program.

    Session 6 Building Organizational Capacity and Community Support - Module 4, PowerPoint and Text of PowerPoint (2007) -- Available formats: rtf ppt
    This presentation looks at the resources that are available in the community to assist in sustainability planning. It includes the use of an environmental scan and the identification of key champions.

    Session 6 Building Organizational Capacity and Community Support - Module 4, Transcript (2007) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    This session looks at the resources that are available in the community to assist in sustainability planning.

    Session 7 Developing and Writing the Plan - Module 5, PowerPoint (2007) -- Available formats: ppt rtf
    This presentation describes how the various components can be compiled to develop a plan for sustainability. It looks at milestones, writing a draft, and determining the use of the plan wiht investors and decisionmakers.

    Session 7 Developing and Writing the Plan - Module 5, Transcript (2007) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    This session pulls from information discussed in the earlier modules to create the sustainability plan.

    Session 8 Presentation of Sustainability Plans (2007) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    This session is the final session of the sustainability plannning session. Three loan programs present their plans for sustainability that they developed over the course of the several months.

    Fee for Service Teleconference - September 14, 2006 (2006) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    Fee for Service Teleconference - September 14, 2006

  • Meetings

    Developing Collaborative Partners for AT/DME Reutilization (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation provides data on the funders of reused AT, provides tips on collaborating, and offers suggestions on potential partners.

    Future of AT Reutilization (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    This powerpoint describes the current need for reused AT. It looks at the internal and external environment for additional funding for AT reuse programs, such as through the green agenda and using smart power. It links AT reuse to employment, community living and education.

    Sustainability Planning - Project Mend (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    This powerpoint describes several areas that Project Mend focused on to plan to sustain its Reuse program. These included getting the advisory board involved, diversifying funding sources, branding the project, and ensuring that policies and procedures are written.

    Sustainability Planning for Re-Use Centers (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    This powerpoint describes key points for planning for program sustainability. They include strategic planning, projecting income and expenses, and the importance of diversifying funding.

    The Futre of AT Reuse: What has Changes Since We were Together Last? (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    This powerpoint lays out what the data are showing for reused equipment - in terms of increased independence, personal safety, and cost savings. It discusses trends and the climate that we are living in, including the state of the economy, the aging of the population, the interest in the environment and emergency preparation. It discusses working with collaborators.

    The National AT Reuse Scene - Accomplishments and National Data (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    Joy Kniskern provides the context for the national conference sessions. She provides an overview of what the AT Reuse programs have been able to accomplish in three years and what still remains to be done.

    The Significance of Outcome Data at The FREE Foundation (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    Free collects data on falls, number of trips to the ER, number of admittances to the hospital, and other data. This has in turn provided data to use when requesting additional funding and identifying outcomes.

    Using Return on Investment (ROI) to Guide Programmatic Health (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation offers information about how to calculate ROI and when it is most appropriate to use with AT Reuse programs. Examples of calculating costs and ROI are included.

    Virginia Reuse Network Sustainability Planning Efforts (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    This powerpoint describes the Virginia network of reuse programs and efforts in the past year to secure extra funding through the Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative, the ARRA (Stimulus funds) and other funding sources.

    Welcome - National Conference on Reuse September 15-17, 2009 (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    A Powerpoint that provides the purpose of the meeting and also summarizes the current status of reuse programs in the country.

    Sustaining Statewide AT Programs - What it Takes (2008) -- Available formats: word
    This brief summaries the lessons learned by the North Carolina program to grow itself to sustainability. It describes how to work with the lead agency, how to structure the program and partnerships that have proven vital.

    AFP/Telework Sustainability Planning: Project Update (2007) -- Available formats: ppt html
    This presentation describes a year long activity to develop sustainability plans. It describes the various elements of a plan and progress to date.

    Essentials for Sustaining an AT Demonstration & Device Loan Program: Tools for Life's Approach (2007) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation describes how the Georgia demo and loan programs work to find and leverage resources. It lists partners and collaborators, and lists strategies used to identify resources and implement program efficiencies.

    Ideas for Sustaining AT Device Demonstration and Device Loan Programs - Kansas (2007) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation describes the various funding sources that the Kansas device loan and demonstration programs have tapped to increase their inventory. It looks at the importance of using data and partnering with appropriate agencies to increase the programs.

    Nuts and Bolts of Operating Device Demonstration and Loan Programs (2007) -- Available formats: html
    A two and a half day specialized workshop was hosted by NATTAP in Raleigh, North Carolina and was designed for participants who were starting new device demonstration and loan programs as well as those participants looking to enhance/improve their device demonstration and loan programs. The agenda for this workshop, which was developed by a planning group of state AT directors and device demonstration and loan center personnel, was structured to address the essentials for building, maintaining, and sustaining a device demonstration and device loan program. Presentations provided information so that participants could compare and contrast their programs.Moderated discussions on Day 1 allowed for sharing of operational details and decision-making about program structure. The North Carolina AT Center in Raleigh hosted an Open House for participants to take a tour of their facility with staff on hand to answer questions.Day 2 sessions were built around maintaining device demonstration and loan programs. Concurrent roundtable discussions on the second day allowed people to move through smaller informal discussions on specific topics.Day 3 sessions focused on sustainability of device demonstration and loan programs.

    Program Review and Best Practices: Who, What, When, Where, Why, How? Alternative Financing Programs (2007) -- Available formats: ppt html
    This presentation gives the basics about what is being planned for alternative financing program review - Why it needs to be done, what will be involved.

    Sustaining and Maintaining AT Demonstration & Loan Programs - Illinois (2007) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation decribes how the Illinois demo and loan programs operate, what funding sources are tapped, and what program efficiencies are built in. It includes some lessons learned.

    Considerations for Effective Implementation Setting Up Device Loan and Demonstration Programs (2006) -- Available formats: word
    A publication that provides the framework for considerations for effective implementation of device loan and demonstration programs.

    Building Sustainable Initiatives (2006) -- Available formats: word
    This document provides a brief overview of the Finance Project's Sustainability Planning process, To address the broad array of issues associated with the support and continuation of effective initiatives, The Finance Project created a sustainability framework that outlines several key elements important for achieving long-term stability and success.

    Getting Started - Sustainability Self Assessment (2006) -- Available formats: word
    This self assessment tool allows organizations to assess where they are in their planning for sustainability.

    Improving State Assistive Technology Programs Considerations for Effective Implementation (2006) -- Available formats: pdf
    A publication that provides the framework for considerations for effective implementation of device loan and demonstration programs.

    Sustainability for Human Service Organizations (2006) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation introduces the Finance Project's sustainability model. It describes the importance of developing a sustainability plan and the various elements that should be included in a plan.

    Sustaining Statewide AT Programs - Rates (2006) -- Available formats: word
    This document provides information on the rates that NCATP charges for assessments, for consultations, for workshops and training and more.

    Sustaining Statewide AT Programs - Rates and Fees - Commonly Asked Questions (2006) -- Available formats: word
    This brief provides answers to the question of whether a state agency that is funded by a grant can charge fees for service.

    Sustaining Statewide AT Programs - Budget (2006) -- Available formats: xls
    This is a sample budget of revenue from fees and other agreements for NCATP.

  • Organizational Resources

    Small Investment-Big Savings: A look at how vocational rehabilitation agencies save money by partnering with their statewide AT program (2012) -- Available formats: word
    Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies are finding that working with their statewide AT Act programs can save them funds. This publication contains case studies that describe how Vocational Rehabilitation agencies have realized big savings by partnering with four statewide at programs.