The Nevada Assistive Technology Collaborative (NATC) Initiated conversations about care facility transition with Nevada's Money Follows the Person (MFP), Facility Outreach and Community Integration Services (FOCIS), Centers for Independent Living and the Nevada Statewide Independent Living Council. This renewed partnership resulted in establishment of a Community Transition Workgroup that meets every other month to discuss resources, referrals, and barriers that need to be addressed.
The partnership has created opportunities for NATC to provide training and technical assistance including increasing understanding and use of NATC services. Future trainings will be established and provided to support successful transitions with emphasis on the importance of Assistive Technology needed by the consumer. Value was found by having ongoing conversations about issues that were occurring in the state. This has enabled the NATC to re-establish a relationship with MFP and FOCIS that had withered with the changing of personnel and structure within the state.