The Arc is another first-time grantee. They are working with the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory to design a virtual reality system to help adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) better navigate the workplace and the tasks they need to complete. The project seeks to pave the way for people with I/DD to live nancially independent lives. The Arc also partners with various companies or recruiters open to hiring people with disabilities.
According to the National Council on Aging, “a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine reveals that out-of-pocket medical expenditures in the five years prior to an individual’s death total more than $38,000, leaving one in four seniors approaching bankruptcy.” This shows why it’s crucial that seniors are informed and in control of their nances. Easterseals of Greater Houston hope to use their BridgingApp program to bring the bene ts of ntech to people dealing with different cognitive impairments like traumatic brain injury, a stroke or Alzheimer’s disease.
These are just a few grantees that the CTA Foundation is funding. To learn more, visit CTAFoundation.tech/grants.
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