Life Tech

Helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities identify and learn the right technology to support their best life!

What is Life Tech?

Life Tech is a new program that supports people with IDD as they identify, acquire, and learn how to use technology to help in their day-to-day life. This personalized, goal-oriented approach pairs assistive technology solutions with individual technology needs.

The program begins with an assessment to support individuals with IDD in identifying what they need. Then, individuals acquire the needed technology to own. Finally, ongoing training and digital literacy is provided through a Life Tech Specialist to minimize technology abandonment.

See if I’m Eligible

How it Works

Identify – Meet with a Life Tech Specialist to identify goals and potential technology-based solutions.

Acquire – Life Tech works with you to acquire the appropriate technology. Identified tech will be provided by partnering funders.

Learn – Life Tech staff work 1-on-1 with you to learn your new technology. After initial training, Help Desk support is available for questions and troubleshooting.

Identify

What is Assistive Technology?

While individual needs vary, technology could include:woman in teal shirt with a smile has her phone in her hand and the sun setting behind her

  • Hardware devices like laptops and tablets
  • Non-subscription digital applications and software
  • Smart home technology
  • Virtual Reality
  • Electronic medical devices
  • Health and wellness devices such as fitness monitors

Acquire

How Do I Qualify?young man sitting at a desk looking at a laptop

To qualify for Life Tech, individuals should:

  • Be an adult age 18+
  • Have an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD)
  • Be eligible for SB-40 funded services in St. Louis County, St. Louis City, and St. Charles County
  • Do not have a Medicaid Waiver

Learn

How Do I Learn More?

Life Tech staff understand that not everyone will know what technology may be available or useful. For this reason, participants schedule individual assessments with a Life Tech Specialist to help identify goals and discuss potential technology-based solutions. To see if you are eligible, complete this quick online eligibility tool. If you or someone you know could benefit from this program, contact the Life Tech team to get started today!


Are You A Service Provider?

Do you support or know someone who could benefit from this program? Contact the Life Tech team at lifetech@slarc.org to learn how to connect the people you support with this amazing resource.