Program to Help Paralysis Patients

The Kentucky Assistive Technology Services Network, within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, will now loan smart-home technology to help individuals with paralysis become more independent.

The My New Kentucky Smart Home program will loan smart-home technology starter kits for three months to Kentuckians with paralysis to allow them to begin automating various functions within the home. The KATS Network will provide assistance to help borrowers locate funding sources to purchase their own equipment at the conclusion of the loan.

People interested in applying for the program should contact James Brown at 1-800-327-5287 or email [email protected] Applications are also available online at www.katsnet.org/rampup.

For more information about the KATS Network, visit www.katsnet.org.

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