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DECEMBER 2018

Program News

The Oklahoma ABLE Tech office will be closed December 21, 2018 -January 2, 2019.  Happy Holidays!


SAVE the DATE

Mandatory Partner meeting, March 5, 2019, in Stillwater


WEBINAR SERIES

Learn about our Financial Loan Program with Oklahoma ABLE Tech & the OkAT Foundation?

Join us for a series of Question and Answer webinars offered at 4:00 pm  

  • December 11th
  • December 18th
  • January 15th
  • January 29th

Choose from any of the four dates scheduled and RSVP to shelley.gladden@okstate.edu. Once you RSVP with the date, you will be sent a direct link to the webinar.

You can learn more about what assistive technology devices and services qualify for the financial loan, the application process, expectations, and ways you can help your clients to expedite the process. Our Financial Loans offer a financial solution to purchase assistive technology with features that include: no closing or application fee, fixed 5% interest rate regardless of income, flexible repayment terms, and special OkAT Board consideration for qualifying applicants.


Upcoming Events

WEBINAR: SoonerCare iPads for Speech
December 5th from 12:00-12:45 

Do you have students who may benefit from using an iPad as a speech-generating device?

Learn about ABLE Tech’s SoonerCare iPad Vending Program. ABLE Tech collaborates with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) as a durable medical equipment (DME) provider for vending of iPads, apps, and durable cases as speech-generating devices (SGD) to eligible members. Sandra Wright-Hackler, ABLE Tech Program Manager, will explain which apps are approved as speech generating devices, and share her insights on writing successful applications.

No registration is necessary. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/300146854

Use your computer microphone, call US Toll-free: +1 877 853 5257 or +1 855 880 1246 

Meeting ID: 300 146 854


Spotlight on Success

Cody is an 8-year-old from Comanche County and is receiving services through the Moore Autism Center. He has used the short-term loan program to trial a NovaChat for communication. It has helped him to request preferred items, label items, and engage in activities with others. He has been able to decrease his frustrations and connect with others in ways he has never been able to before.


Assistive Technology Device Feature 

The NOVA Chat 8 provides an ideal communication solution for children and adults with significant communication difficulties resulting from Autism, Stroke, Brain Injury, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delays or anyone needing a lightweight, portable communication device.

Designed for individuals who will primarily be using symbols for communication, the NOVA Chat 8 has keyboard pages for spelling, and are "open" systems, meaning you can also run other Android applications on these devices.  For individuals with existing or emerging literacy skills, this model comes with 10,000, 30,000 and 60,000-word dictionaries.

NOVA chat 8 is a communication system that offers a durable yet sleek portable design, switch scanning, Social Chat, IVONA speech synthesizer, and many other Chat features. NOVA chat includes thousands of SymbolStix™ symbols, and PCS™ symbols can be added.

You can borrow this device for a 6-week trial here.


Featured Partner

The Moore Autism Center is a multi-specialty clinic comprised of six autism specialist psychologists, two speech-language pathologists, and two occupational therapists.

The Center functions as a comprehensive one-stop evaluation and treatment option for children, adolescents, and adults on the autism spectrum. 

1040 SW 4th Street, Moore, OK 73160
Phone: 405.735.8478

Fax: 405.735.6699
Email: mooreautismcenter@gmail.com