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Supporting the Transition to Independent Living: A Technology-Based Approach

September 30, 2016 - Duration 2.75 hrs

Jeff Ballenger
Senior Director
Charles Lea Center
Spartanburg, SC


As a support strategy, technology has the potential to help people with developmental disabilities achieve independence in their homes and communities in a cost-effective and efficient manner. This presentation will introduce an innovative service model that utilizes technology to develop skills, promote independence, and
empower people to live in their own homes. An overview of the Charles Lea Center’s Community Transitional Services model will demonstrate how technology is being used to transition people from congregate settings to full integration in their communities. Outcomes of the program, including people living on their own with technological support, cost savings, and sustainability will be discussed.

Audio Files (mp3 file)

Presentation Handouts (PDF)


Project Manager: Robyn Carroll
Program Staff: Debbie Mahovetz, Ziba Arjmand
Project Support Staff: Gail DiPane

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