WV AT Program (WVATS) and the WV TBI program have established a strong partnerhsip to provide education, demonstrations, and device loan services for TBI staff and clients on a regular basis. Individuals with a TBI (of any age) are eligible to receive these services. The WV TBI state waiver supports these efforts.
Prior to the collaboration, TBI clients did not necessarily have a direct link or referral for AT. They may have identified their AT needs and services another route that duplicated time and effort. This collaboration provides a comprehensive assessment of the client's needs while they are meeting with their TBI outreach coordinator and specialist. It is important to note that the individual may have experienced the TBI-inducing event several months or years prior and that the need may not represent a transition but ongoing need for the client.