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CSH, a leader in supportive housing has created 2 books in partnership with the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities, the IL Association of Microboards and Cooperatives and a young adult named Annie.  The e-books are Annie Gets a New Home and Everybody Worries About Me. Annie Gets a New Home is the story of Annie and her move into independent living. Everybody Worries About Me conveys how Annie tackles everyday chores and problems. It explains her concerns and those of her parents and friends and, most importantly, how she has learned to overcome challenges to take control of her life and live independently. 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau Survey of Income and Program Participation, 48.9 million people in the U.S. hav some sort of disability.  Assistive technology in all its forms contributes to independence. We'd like to share this infographic from Guardian Helmets (permission received) which identifies 6 advances in AT that can have significant impact on independent living.

infographic of 6 advances in AT

 

Use the resources on the left to learn more about devices and adaptions you can use in your home.

Note: Infinitec, technology program of UCP Seguin, does not endorse or recommend any mentioned products and has no liability for the results of their use. Infinitec has received no consideration of any type for featuring this product on this Web site. The information offered herein is a summary; it is not comprehensive and should be carefully evaluated by consumers with the assistance of qualified professionals. The intention of Infinitec is to offer consumers a brief overview of various assistive technology devices and their applications.