Independently Managing Medication: An Intro to Smart Medication Dispensers

Author: Alaina Gallagher, Community Outreach, Dose Health Medication management can be one of the biggest barriers to independent living. For individuals with disabilities, medications can be one of the most important factors in keeping them healthy and safe, but are often one of the most difficult factors to manage. Because of the difficulties associated with … Continue reading Independently Managing Medication: An Intro to Smart Medication Dispensers

DIY VS PRO: Monitoring Supports

Dustin Wright, founder of Disability Cocoon Choosing the right support option for the individual Technology advances in the last decade have had an unprecedented, positive impact on the daily lives of most Americans; however, the world of support for Americans with disabilities has remained largely untouched by the use of emerging technologies. That is poised … Continue reading DIY VS PRO: Monitoring Supports

24 Days of Technology Recap

If you follow ARRM on Facebook, you may have caught some of our ‘24 Days of Technology’ post series. Each day, December 1–December 24, we featured a new piece of technology that is helping individuals with disabilities live more independently. In case you missed any of the tech, here is the list in its entirety … Continue reading 24 Days of Technology Recap

Creating Organizational Buy-In Part 3 | Becoming a Champion for Technology

Being a part of an organization that utilizes all available resources to assist not only those you help support, but the staff and overall operations of the company sounds like a win win for all involved. But how is your organization able to get to that point? It could all start with YOU! If you’ve … Continue reading Creating Organizational Buy-In Part 3 | Becoming a Champion for Technology

Basic Home Network Security: What You Need to Know

home network security basics

Jamie Wolbeck, VP of Operations, SUCCESS Computer Consulting Imagine you sit down to dinner at a restaurant, and your server comes by to tell you about the specials. “Oh, the steak—tell me more about that!” you say. Your server shrugs. “It’s fine,” they reply. Doesn’t exactly inspire confidence, does it? And it shouldn’t. Unfortunately, when … Continue reading Basic Home Network Security: What You Need to Know

Creating Organizational Buy-In Part 2 | Breaking Barriers

Breaking barriers to organizational buy-in

You believe in the power of technology and the benefits it creates for everyday living—for everyone. Now how do you share and spread your enthusiasm with others in your organization? How do you get co-workers, family members, and self-advocates on board with adding technology supports into existing care plans to increase independence and privacy? In … Continue reading Creating Organizational Buy-In Part 2 | Breaking Barriers

Creating Organizational Buy-In Part 1 | The Basics

Organizational Buy-in basics

Gaining organizational buy-in for change can be difficult, but it doesn’t need to be. We’ve broken down our most recent training webinar into a three-part post series where three experts who have gone through the technology implementation process share how they helped bring and spread the use of technology supports within their own organizations. In … Continue reading Creating Organizational Buy-In Part 1 | The Basics

Technology 101: The Conversation

NEW (FREE) TRAINING COURSE! On the road to technology implementation If there was a step you could take which could lead to greater independence and privacy for people with disabilities and make direct support staff more efficient and effective, would you take it? How about if that step only took 30 minutes of your time? … Continue reading Technology 101: The Conversation

With a Little Help from Your Friends

TRC Mentor Network Launch Technology sounds like a great addition to care plans. You’ve heard it can help increase independence for individuals with disabilities, and assist with staff management and how staff do their jobs. But where do you start? How do you turn conversations into actionable strategies? How do you find the specific technology … Continue reading With a Little Help from Your Friends

Remote Supports : 10 common questions every family should ask

Remote support technology comes in many forms. From medication dispensers that remind individuals to take their medication (and alert staff if access hasn’t occurred) to more high-tech options such as remote monitoring where external staff monitor a series of sensors and/or video  to alert internal staff to a need, options exist to help increase an … Continue reading Remote Supports : 10 common questions every family should ask