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- Your Intermediate Unit has at least one Assistive Technology Consultant who can help

- If you need AT for employment, contact your OVR counselor and consider including AT in your Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE)

* At any age, Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT) can help you learn about, borrow, and try AT devices that might be helpful to you in education (including post-secondary education), employment, and/or community participation and independent living

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Appendix N: Assistive Technology (AT) continued

What Programs are Available through PIAT

* PIAT’s programs are free and available throughout Pennsylvania

* Information and Referral: Call 1-800-204-7428 or TTY 1-866-268-0579 or contact ATinfo@temple.edu. PIAT can also work with you to identify vendors and service providers, locate used equipment, and learn about funding

* Device Demonstrations and Loans:

Call 1-800-204-7428 or TTY 1-866-268-0579 or contact ATdemo@temple.edu or ATlend@temple.edu Our staff can assist you in making a decision about the AT that is right for you, through device demonstrations and equipment loans

* Free adapted telecommunication equipment:

The Telecommunication Device Distribution Program (TDDP) is a source for FREE equipment for qualified Pennsylvanians with Disabilities that necessitate the use of special equipment in order to use the telephone. Equipment includes amplified phones, large button phones, hands free headsets, TTYs, talking keyboards, and other specialized equipment. For more information on eligibility or to request an application, contact PIAT at 1-800-204-7428 voice,

TTY 1-866-268- 0579, or email tddp@temple.edu  

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Appendix O: Medical Home

Banner resource information:

PEDIATRIC MEDICAL HOME - EPIC Integrated Care Program www.paaap.org - Renee M. Turchi, MD, MPH, Principal Investigator renee.turchi@drexelmed.edu - Molly Gatto, Associate Program Director mgatto@paaap.org – PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, EPIC Integrated Care, Rose Tree II, 1400 N. Providence Road, Media, PA 19063, 1-800-414-7392 484-446-3005 FAX 484-446-3255

Youth and Adult Medical Home - PA ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS(PAFP)- PAFP Foundation Medical Home Project www.pafp.com/Foundation/MedicalHome - Dana Boyd, Medical Home Coordinator dboyd@pafp.com PAFP Foundation, 2704 Commerce Drive,

Harrisburg, PA 17110, 1-800-648-5623 717-564-5365 Fax 717-564-4235

What is a Medical Home

A medical home is not a building, house or hospital, but rather an approach to providing health services in a high-quality and cost-effective manner. A medical home is defined as health care that includes:

* Provision of preventative care

* Assurance of ambulatory and inpatient care for acute illness 24 hours daily

* Provision of care over an extended period of time

* Identification of the need for subspecialty consultation and referrals

* Interaction with school and community agencies

* Maintenance of a central record and database with all pertinent medical information

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