Neil's Assistive Technology (AT) Journey
9 November 2020
Prior to receiving NDIS funding, Neil had independently sourced and self-funded a range of assistive technology (devices and equipment) including his wheelchairs, all without the input of an Occupational Therapist.
I met with Neil in his home, his current powered wheelchair had died, and he was using his back-up manual wheelchair.
We did a review of what he wanted in terms of assistive technology (AT) to support his home, community, and life goals. We quickly identified he needed a suitable wheelchair replacement and an accessible office set up to pursue his voluntary and paid work.
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Neil completed numerous powered wheelchair trials and was impressed with the new features such as seat elevation which would allow him to access his top cupboards at home and reach counters at the shops.
Throughout this year Neil has really engaged in exploring AT options with me and choosing what may work for him now and into the future. Neil and I look forward to taking the new powered wheelchair for a spin when it arrives.