The Stay Connected Program

Initiative Description

The Mississippi Assistive Technology program, Project START collaborated with The Arc of Mississippi in a "Stay Connected" program to provide technology to keep families connected during the pandemic. iPads were loaned for use by people currently receiving residential services and living under COVID conditions.  This technology was used to help people stay connected with their families and friends using face-to-face communication. 

Lessons Learned/Replication

Support coordinators and ID/DD service providers were the leads on a location basis.  One person per location was identified as the responsible party.  Quarterly ZOOM meetings took place with responsible parties to learn from the experience.  All residents/participants were eligible for the use of the equipment.  We asked that family and friends be made aware of the opportunity as well. 

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Initiative contact information

Jamie Tucker