Introduction, Purpose and Definitions

Hello!
Thank you for your interest in completing the following survey.  This survey was created to learn how technology is assisting individuals with I/DD and their families and where the gaps are.  
The survey was created by a committee of professionals, clinicians, family members and self advocates which are part of a Technology Task Force.  This Task Force is facilitated by The Arc of Massachusetts and is comprised of members from The Department of Developmental Services ( DDS) , Association of Developmental Disability Providers (ADDP) , AT and AAC Experts, school personnel, ICI, service providers,family members and self advocates.
We appreciate your participation and will examine the results carefully to help advance the use of technology in Massachusetts!

Definitions
Assistive Technology
Assistive technology device means any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Assistive technology service means any service that directly assists an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device.

 Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Augmentative and alternative communication, or AAC, is a term that's used to describe various tools and methods of communication that can help people who are unable to use verbal speech to meet their daily communication needs.

Remote Support
The provision of support by staff of an agency or a medical provider at a remote location who are engaged with an individual through equipment with the capability for live two-way communication.

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* 1. Please enter your or your loved ones first name and last initial

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* 2. Profile
What is your or your loved ones age

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* 3. Diagnosis

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* 4. City or town

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* 5. Typical Placement (before COVID)

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* 6. Where do you get your information on technology from?

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* 7. Have you had a technology or AAC evaluation?

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* 8. What type of assistive technology are you using?
Please check all that apply

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* 9. Are you currently using technology for virtual services?

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* 10. Who funds your technology? Please check all that apply

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* 11. What are your/your loved one’s successes, or goals achieved by using technology?

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* 12. What were the outcomes?

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* 13. What are the outcomes that you want to achieve that will be enabled by technology?

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* 14. What are barriers to using supportive technology? Please check all that apply

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* 15. Are you familiar with guidelines for privacy?

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* 16. What is your biggest frustration with technology?

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