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SoonerStart eNews-August 2018

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August News You Can Use

  • 2018 AT Demonstration Recognition Winner
  • AT Tip: Finding Resources on the ABLE Tech Website
  • Pediatric Items Available

Edited by Allyson Robinson, SLP and Assistive Technology Specialist and
Sandra Wright, PhD., CCC/SLP, both of Oklahoma ABLE Tech


2018 AT Demonstration Recognition Winner

COMANCHE COUNTY! A BIG congratulations goes out to all of the personnel from Comanche County and their AT contact Kris Fanning for reporting demonstrations every quarter, indicating satisfaction, determining if AT will meet the needs of the kiddos, and having at least two disciplines involved in AT demonstrations throughout all four quarters!

AT Tip:
Finding Resources on the ABLE Tech Website

Oklahoma ABLE Tech recently launched a new website: okabletech.org. The new website still provides the same rich resources but in a newer easy to read and accessible format. All of the information related to SoonerStart can be located within the Community Services Tab.

Within this section there are many links and resources available for SoonerStart staff and families who receive services through SoonerStart. These resources provide a list of applications that can help develop early literacy skills, make and take ideas for adapting books, a link to the monthly newsletter and success stories from SoonerStart across the state.

This website also has a link to the new Technical Assistance for Assistive Technology for IDEA Part C which was update in May of 2018.

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 SoonerStart eNews-August 2018Pediatric Items Available!

Oklahoma ABLE Tech operates the Oklahoma Equipment Exchange (OEE) program to transfer durable medical equipment (DME) items that have been previously, gently used and are now available for other young children in need.

OEE currently has a pair of girls Keeping Pace Mary Jane, Adolescent 5A Child-Shoes, Youth 12A, and Youth 2Y at no charge.  KeepingPace's innovative line of children's shoes is designed specifically to accommodate Ankle, Foot, Orthotics (AFOs) and adaptive footwear needs. Unique features include durable rubber toe cap, high abrasion resistant rubber sole, wider, deeper heel box, adjustable depth, fray-resistant lining and ankle-to-toe lacing for a wider opening. Note: shoe sized by AFO, not by foot. Whole sizes only. Velcro closure.

ABLE Tech realizes the liability concerns that may surround using equipment that has already been used and encourages those acquiring the items to have equipment checked out by a DME Provider with expertise in the area of the device.

Per OEE policies and procedures: ABLE Tech shall not be liable for any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, expenses (including but not limited to settlements, judgments, court costs and reasonable attorney's fees) fines and penalties, arising out of any actual or alleged injury, loss, or damage of any nature whatsoever in connection with the sale or use of any device donated, purchased or sold under the OEE.

If you choose to obtain a piece (or pieces) of DME on behalf of children you serve, please consider the above stipulations as you take on the responsibility of the safety of the child regarding the use of the equipment.
The OEE currently has several DME items available for children, to see a full list please visit:
Oklahoma Equipment Exchange: Pediatric Items

For more information on these items and/or to see other available items, please contact an ABLE Tech staff member at 1-800-257-1705.


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Need funding to assist in the purchase of assistive devices? Oklahoma ABLE Tech offers a comprehensive online guide for Oklahoma Funding for AT. Additionally, ABLE Tech, in partnership with Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation (OkAT) and BancFirst of Stillwater, offers Financial Loans to purchase assistive technology. Several programs of funding are available, all with LOW interest rate and flexible repayment terms, as well as special qualification opportunities for applicants who might not qualify for a traditional bank loan. For questions on the Financial Loan opportunities, call Shelley Gladden for more information at 800.257-1705.

Sandra Wright,
PhD., CCC/Speech-Language Pathologist
Oklahoma ABLE Tech

Oklahoma State University
1514 W. Hall of Fame, Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 800.257.1705
Email: sandra.wright@okstate.edu
Allyson Robinson,
Speech-Language Pathologist and Assistive Technology Specialist
Oklahoma ABLE Tech

Oklahoma State University
1514 W. Hall of Fame, Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 800.257.1705
Email: allyson.robinson@okstate.edu