FAAST- Assistive Technology Webinar Series

Gaining funding of assistive technology (AT) can be a very frustrating process. FAAST has developed a series of webinars to make this process easier. These webinars will cover four major funding sources for AT in Florida. Each webinar will discuss one of the four successful strategies for acquiring AT by focusing on the FAAST FIRST process. Next week continues our Advocating for Assistive Technology Training Webinar Series!

Funding Sources:

iBudget Medicaid Waiver
Monday, December 10, 2018 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
The iBudget Waiver covers AT but refers to it as Durable Medical Equipment, Environmental Accessibility Adaptations, Personal Emergency Response Systems, Personal Supports, and Transportation Services. This webinar will teach participants how to utilize the iBudget Provider Handbook Service Requirement sections to ensure all administrative steps are followed when requesting AT.
Register at: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/7755932327535001345

Division of Vocation Rehabilitation (DVR)
Monday, December 10, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Want to get or maintain a job, but you feel you need assistive technology to achieve your goal? This webinar will provide a step-by-step approach to accessing AT through DVR. From the initial request, worksite assessment, delivery and set-up, and if necessary appealing a denial.
Register at: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/3544792897548169985

Medicaid Mobility-
Like the November webinar, this training will focus on mobility aids and speech generating devices; the only difference is the funding source. Medicare, having its own policies and guidelines, is very different from Medicaid. This webinar will provide participants with skills like working with a Primary Care Physician on proper paperwork, identifying a RESNA certified provider, scheduling the proper evaluations, finding help with deductibles, and if necessary working through the appeal process.
This webinar occurs several times, please register for the time that works best for you:
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 11:00 AM – 12:00PM EST at https://attendee.gototraining.com/rt/5255852892692512769
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:00PM EST at https://attendee.gototraining.com/rt/5255852892692512769

For more information, please email faast@faastinc.org or call 1-844-FL-FAAST (353-2278).