The mission of the SoonerStart Early Intervention Program is to use an individualized, comprehensive, coordinated system of services and supports to enhance the abilities of Oklahoma infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays, and strengthen the capacity of their families to support their development. The Oklahoma State Department of Education is the lead agency for the SoonerStart program.
Oklahoma ABLE Tech and SoonerStart hope to provide assistive technology (AT) to infants and toddlers, birth to 36 months. ABLE Tech provides AT to SoonerStart teams in the form of assessment kits. SoonerStart uses these kits when working with families in their homes. The goal is to increase awareness of AT that may benefit children with disabilities in the SoonerStart program.
How This Collaboration Makes a Difference
Pediatric Walker Loan Program
Oklahoma ABLE Tech has received 16 pediatric walkers, purchased new, from a very special family. We are collaborating with SoonerStart to disseminate these walkers across the state.
Only a few of the Small sizes available.
Priority will be given to non-SoonerCare members who are receiving SoonerStart services.
SoonerStart Success Story
Gus is a happy, outgoing 17-month-old boy with a diagnosis of hypotonia and developmental delay. Oklahoma County SoonerStart recommended ABLE Tech’s Pediatric Walker Program when the family inquired about obtaining a walker for Gus. They were excited to hear that this program would allow Gus to receive a long-term loan walker for free.
As you can see from the picture, Gus loves the walker as it motivates him to stand and move around his environment. Gus’ mother reports: once Gus can independently use the walker, it will significantly improve his quality of life!