Work on JSDD: Life| Home| Tech, the grant received with the support of Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill has been going full steam ahead. Meetings with the team and vendors happen almost daily. The setting up of the demo apartment has begun. The apartment will include examples of equipment that can be used to help the JSDD community achieve goals of greater independence with the use of enabling technology. Tours of the apartment are on track to start later this fall.
The grant Management Team has been hard at work finding and bringing on the additional professionals who will bring this dream to life. The team is comprised of the grant writers, Aubrie George and Jessica Goldstein along with JSDD’s Director of Quality Assurance for Technology, Randee Lesser.
Also joining the Grant Management team as the Life| Home| Tech Project Coordinator is Susan Nasberg- Abrams. Susan joins us from Temple Beth Shalom where she was the Operations Manager. Additionally, Susan has also been an active member of the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) in her hometown as a Parent Liaison.
Please be on the lookout for information about upcoming assessments for JSDD residents and members. The Grant Management Team will be holding several virtual information sessions, dates will be posted soon! Please follow JSDD on social media for updates. Any questions can be sent to LifeHomeTech@jsdd.org
This project is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $760,000 with 100 percent funding by ACL/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.