In response to the Covid19 public health emergency, the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council provided 147 iPads to help Mainers with developmental disabilities increase their connection family and friends, to services and telehealth, and to opportunities for self-advocacy. The devices will be the property of the recipients.
NOTE: Our application deadline has passed. Due to the large response we have received for this project, not every person who applied during the open application period will be able to receive a device - we are working through the applications as fast as we can, and will get a response to you as soon as we can!
If you missed the application deadline, feel free to fill out an application - understanding the level of need in Maine for this kind of technology access is important! While you will not receive one of these devices in this particular project, we will reach out if more funding becomes available, or if there are resources outside our organization that we can share.
Qualifications for Application
In order to apply, you must
While individual with developmental disabilities must be the primary applicant, You MAY have a co-applicant who can be a family member, friend, or service provider who is able and willing to help you use a device.
To fill out an application to be considered for an iPad, please click here.
Applications will be taken for one week. The deadline for applications is May 3, 2020.
What to expect after you fill out your application:
What to expect if you are selected:
What if I miss the deadline?
We will work through applications that come in before the deadline first, but depending on availability of devices, will accept applications on a case-by-case basis.
What if I am not selected?
Depending on the demand for devices, we unfortunately may not get a device to every person that needs one – we hope to have a list of resources for applicants who are not selected, so that they can look for alternate ways to be connected. Your application will remain on file in the event that additional funding for the project becomes available.
This project was supported, in part by grant number 2001MESCDD-02, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.