It is with little fanfare but a healthy dose of pride that I offer the 2012-2014 IPAT Impact Report. Take a few minutes to page through what kept us busy, and the people of North Dakota connected to assistive technology devices and services.
In our summary, you will discover who used our demonstration centers and what device areas they most frequently explored; learn about our new addition in Fargo, the Home First Showroom; find out which devices were borrowed most often through our loan library and by who; familiarize yourself with IPAT’s two distinct funding programs, the Assistive Technology Financial Loan and Pedaling for Possibilities; gain insight about our device reuse program; and check out the variety of outreach, training and contracted services we provided.
IPAT is pleased to have addressed the assistive technology needs and interests of the people of North Dakota, while maintaining and enhancing a strong, effective and efficient statewide AT program. Our goal is to enable individuals with disabilities, service providers and others to learn about, access and acquire the AT they need to remain engaged at home, school and work.
After perusing our report, let us know what surprised you about the services IPAT offered, or comment on an impact realized.