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A Brief History of Services for People With Developmental Disabilities in Colorado –    And a Glimpse at the Future
A Brief History of Services for People With Developmental Disabilities in Colorado –    And a Glimpse at the Future
A Brief History of Services for People With Developmental Disabilities in Colorado –    And a Glimpse at the Future
A Brief History of Services for People With Developmental Disabilities in Colorado –    And a Glimpse at the Future
A Brief History of Services for People With Developmental Disabilities in Colorado –    And a Glimpse at the Future
A Brief History of Services for People With Developmental Disabilities in Colorado –    And a Glimpse at the Future
A Brief History of Services for People With Developmental Disabilities in Colorado –    And a Glimpse at the Future
A Brief History of Services for People With Developmental Disabilities in Colorado –    And a Glimpse at the Future
A Brief History of Services for People With Developmental Disabilities in Colorado –    And a Glimpse at the Future
A Brief History of Services for People With Developmental Disabilities in Colorado –    And a Glimpse at the Future
A Brief History of Services for People With Developmental Disabilities in Colorado –    And a Glimpse at the Future
A Brief History of Services for People With Developmental Disabilities in Colorado –    And a Glimpse at the Future
A Brief History of Services for People With Developmental Disabilities in Colorado –    And a Glimpse at the Future
A Brief History of Services for People With Developmental Disabilities in Colorado –    And a Glimpse at the Future
A Brief History of Services for People With Developmental Disabilities in Colorado –    And a Glimpse at the Future
A Brief History of Services for People With Developmental Disabilities in Colorado –    And a Glimpse at the Future
A Brief History of Services for People With Developmental Disabilities in Colorado –    And a Glimpse at the Future
A Brief History of Services for People With Developmental Disabilities in Colorado –    And a Glimpse at the Future
A Brief History of Services for People With Developmental Disabilities in Colorado –    And a Glimpse at the Future
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A Brief History of Services for People With Developmental Disabilities in Colorado – And a Glimpse at the Future

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Once again, students in CU Professor Melinda Piket-May’s Engineering class will be working on projects to design some simple adaptive technologies for SmartHome residents and other individuals served …

Once again, students in CU Professor Melinda Piket-May’s Engineering class will be working on projects to design some simple adaptive technologies for SmartHome residents and other individuals served by Imagine!. This has turned into a great collaboration that is mutually beneficial. Students are met with SmartHome staffers to get started and viewed this slideshow for a perspective on the population they will be creating their projects for.

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  • Next step in our innovation – SmartHomes – use technology to improve quality of life and efficeicy of srvices and cost savings – two of them First in the nation Also a working laboratory Unique approach in our industry
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    • 1. A Brief History of Services for People With Developmental Disabilities in Colorado – And a Glimpse at the Future
    • 2. Late 1800s – early 1900s The Birth of Institutions 1883 - The Colorado Insane Asylum (later named Colorado State Hospital) admits its first patients 1904-05 – Bills are introduced to appropriate money for an institution but fail 1909 - Bill passed to open institution in Wheat Ridge
    • 3. 1910s Legal Segregation 1912 – Colorado State Home for Mental Deficiencies opened with 46 “inmates” in Wheat Ridge 1912 – A law passed preventing marriage for “feebleminded” and allowed segregation in an institution for life, or at least until during reproductive ages 1913 – Statement issued: “Owing to heredity of defectiveness, it is very important to permanently commit the feeble minded to institutions, preventing the increase in this class of person”
    • 4. 1920s – 1930s Children Institutionalized 1920 – Institution in Grand Junction opened 1933 – Statement issued: “Mental Defective child does not have the same sense of morality or decency as a normal child and cannot be taught these” 1935 – Statement issued: “Mentally Defective Children are a menace to society and normal people should be protected from them”
    • 5. 1940s – 1950s Institutes Grow 1940 – 700 people at Wheat Ridge and Grand Junction institutions 1950 – Parents of children in institutions legally bound to pay $35 per month for care of child and to furnish clothing 1956 – 1,112 people at Wheat Ridge and Grand Junction institutions
    • 6. 1960s Things Start To Change 1961 – Jefferson County opened its first public school class for children with developmental disabilities 1965 – Grant to move 90 individuals with developmental disabilities into community of Ft. Logan, within three years all 90 were living successfully in the community BUT . . . 1968 – Survey shows 74% of those living in Colorado institutions have no contact with anyone outside of the institution
    • 7. 1970s Major Changes 1973 – Rehabilitation Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs conducted by Federal agencies 1975 – Education for All Handicapped Children Act requires all public schools accepting federal funds to provide equal access to education for children with physical and developmental disabilities (revised and renamed as Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in 1990)
    • 8. 1980s – 1990s Major Changes Continue 1981 – Ruling that children who were residents of Wheat Ridge institution had rights to free and appropriate education 1990 – Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination based on disability De-institutionalization
    • 9. 2000s Regression Dwindling resources
    • 10. 2000s Regression Regulatory changes squeezing the life out of services
    • 11. 2000s Regression Increasing demand
    • 12. 2000s Traditional approaches to funding and providing services no longer work
    • 13. So What Can We Do? <ul><li>Use technology – more efficient, cost effective service delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Universal application – works in multiple environments/across disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Greater opportunity to serve individuals with more severe disabilities </li></ul>
    • 14. Technology Use at Imagine! Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome, Boulder, CO Charles Family SmartHome, Longmont, CO
    • 15. What Can A SmartHome Do? <ul><li>Enhance the quality of life of residents, including: </li></ul><ul><li>Developing personal skills </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing communication </li></ul><ul><li>Regulating environmental </li></ul><ul><li>conditions </li></ul>
    • 16. What Can A SmartHome Do? <ul><li>Augment the effectiveness of caregivers, including: </li></ul><ul><li>Sensing, storing, and </li></ul><ul><li>transmitting health </li></ul><ul><li>information </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzing healthcare and </li></ul><ul><li>health/safety trends </li></ul><ul><li>Detecting behavioral clues </li></ul><ul><li>for changes in cognitive or </li></ul><ul><li>physical conditions </li></ul>
    • 17. What Can A SmartHome Do? <ul><li>Provide cost and energy savings, including: </li></ul><ul><li>Managing staff time </li></ul><ul><li>efficiently </li></ul><ul><li>Using alterative energy </li></ul><ul><li>sources </li></ul><ul><li>Minimizing energy </li></ul><ul><li>consumption </li></ul>
    • 18. Past Projects Small Things Make a Big Difference
    • 19. How Can You Help? Every Individual Solution Has The Potential To Have A Global Impact

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