Technology First

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Technology First is the practice of considering the use of technology before direct support professionals. Technology includes many things such as simple medication reminders or dispensing devices, phone apps, sensors on doors and windows, environmental controls or systems that enable individuals to communicate with remote staff by using phones or web-based technology.

Technology can be a creative solution to support a person’s desire for more independence at home, in the community, and at work.  Assistive Technology services available through the DD Waivers enable people to use smart or electronic devices to experience greater independence and security and reduces reliance on caregivers.