New Funding Available for Assistive Technology
The Consumer Stipend Program provides assistive technology funding for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Most conferences, important meetings and training for people with developmental disabilities and their families have gone virtual.
Grant funding is now available through the Consumer Stipend Program to help these individuals stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Arc of Illinois manages the Consumer Stipend Program through a grant from the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities. The stipend funds help people with developmental disabilities and their family members attend conferences that are directly related to developmental disability issues.
The Consumer Stipend Program will now allow stipends to pay for the assistive technology needed to attend virtual events.
To apply for the Consumer Stipend Program, an applicant must be:
- An Illinois resident
- A person with an intellectual and/or developmental disability
- A family member of a person with an intellectual and/or developmental disability
- A guardian/foster parent of a person with an intellectual and/or developmental disability
Funding is available for a variety of assistive technology, including:
- iPads and other tablets
- Apps for tablets
- Other assistive technology that will help people stay connected
Available funds will depend on an applicant’s technology needs. Only one application is allowed per individual or family.
More details about the Consumer Stipend Program and the application process are available on The Arc of Illinois website.
You may also call (815) 464-1832 with any questions about the stipend program.