TFL Team Meeting - 02/20/2018
Director's Updates (Carolyn)
- AMAC - Budget & Projections - PROGRESS!
- Goals 2018:
- 1. Ensure financial sustainability by diversifying revenue, *managing costs, and building a reserve.
- 2. Promote staff excellence by enhancing skill development through training and strengthening accountability.
- 3. Strengthen research contributions to advance academic and public engagement and enhance quality/trust in products and service.
- Effective Program Management
- Best Use of Time and Talents - Welcome: Lucy, Norford, Raminta and Will
- Outcome Oriented and Results Focused
TFL Administration Updates
- HR -
- Reorganization - Still in Progress
- Will Hire:
- 1-2 more Managers
- 1 Project Specialist/Research
- 1 Programmer
- Performance Reviews & Goals
- Completed - Great Work!
- Updated your Progress Every month
- Save and Share your Kudos!
Finance & Programmatic Updates (Carolyn)
Grants & Contracts Updates!
- FUNDED-AT Act 2017: P4 - do not use.
- FUNDED-AT Act 2018 - CR1 & CR2: AK Hope to Have Final Budget soon. Preseident Budget 2019 released.
- FUNDED Division of Behavioral Heath and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) for $1,000,000: Budget Modification
- FUNDED Division of Behavioral Heath and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) | $68,500 for AT services and training to Gracewood Hospital in Augusta: Moving Forward
- FUNDED - DEI: Do not charge to unless working on this.
- FUNDED - Division of Aging Services (DAS) | $10,000 for TA to set up 4 new AT Labs in the ADRCs
- FUNDED - Alternative Financing Program Grant | $661,742 for Credit-Able: Wrapping up. Only Danny's time.
- FUNDED - GT Wireless RERC | $15,000 for Training and TA:
- FUNDED - GT CATEA TechSAge ($10,000):
- FUNDED- Division of Aging Services (DAS) "Dementia Able" | $40,000 for AT technical assistance for Decision Tree Development:
- FUNDED - Division of Aging Services (DAS) "DONR" | $16,500 for AT technical assistance for Decision Tree Development:
- FUNDED - ATAP | $47k for for National Pass It On Center:
- FUNDED - GTC - PIOC from Portlight! $70k
- FUNDED - GT CATEA Workplace DRRP | Training and TA: $76,650: Wrapping up
- HHS - DT
Strategic Development Updates (Carolyn)
- 4 New RERC, DRRP and RRTC Opportunities.
TFL AT Services Updates
AT Access Updates (Martha)
- ) TFL Project - Activities: Demo, Device Loan, AT Eval, AT Training, TFL Network:
- 10/1/17- present Device Loans 205, Device Demo 341, Device Reutilization 1214
- ) Division of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) for $1,000,000:
- Training for DBHDD Region 1 and 3/12/18 (thank you Pat and Tori) there is an Eventbrite for registration - working on rewriting the script for intake calls and creating a one-page flyer - Danny has been ordering equipment -Martha and Krista are planning a trip to south Ga next week. Will see individuals on the way down as well as fit in AT Eval at Leesburg School - Will be delivering equipment
- ) Division of Behavioral Heath and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) | $68,500 for AT services and training to Gracewood Hospital in Augusta: Almost through DBHDD's contract process.
- Contract has gone through! Trying to get ahold of Candace Waler or Dan Howell to schedule first meeting there
- )DEI - 3 Referrals and more need for AT Training!
-Doing a contract and budget modification -working with 50 individuals from Henry and Gwinnett County - Will be participating in Integration Team meetings -will be purchasing the AT
- )National Parks
- Series of webinars- would like them to done live and recorded after to keep- want to keep things clean -2/26, 2-4PM - Disability 101 -3/15, 2-4PM - ICT Accessibility -3/29, 2-4PM - Universal Design -4/12 - 2PM-4PM - Assessments and Evaluations -4/25 - 2PM-4PM - Laws and Regulations - Liz is working on how we can package these all as modules after we complete -Would like TFL to create 2 Universal Design Templates for physical and programmatic - Martha has weekly calls with Brian Cook - Liz is looking at dates to have Brian come over to discuss more about gathering information from people with disabilities
- ) Division of Aging Services (DAS) | $10,000 for TA to set up 4 new AT Labs in the ADRCs - Memberships - Are they all Members?
- Rachel has gotten 3 more referrals
- ) Division of Aging Services (DAS) | $70,000 for AT services and TA to transition people out of nursing homes (MFP): Rolling out through AMAC Membership process!
- TFL Direct Services have gotten many more requests for AT Evaluations for students and AAC assessments; Asha back on Direct Service team; will be training Norford and Raianna, and John on database for demos and trainings
AT Acquisition Updates (Danny)
- ) TFL - Activities: Credit-Able, Info & Assistance through TFL 1-800 number, G-Trade, Dollars & Sense, AT Depot Co-Op, AMAC Co-Op, Last Resort Fund
- Working on the Policies and Procedures for the lab, keep an eye out I will be asking for feedback and contributions
- Will be working with Ben on inventory strategy, this will be something everyone is required to participate in
- Equipment update: we will be sharing a cabinet with Raminta in Kare's old office. All DBHDD equipment needs to be kept separate from general TFL inventory and SHOULD NOT be used for demos/loans unless it a DBHDD consumer
- Dollars and Sense- resources still need to be checked/added. Interns will be used for this going forward.
- G-Trade- look at it and send Danny feedback on how it could be improved in your opinion. The goal is to get this up and running and redesigned in 2018.
- Dollars and Sense- same as G-trade
- FES materials are being designed by Annabel and I will share designs as they become available (thanks, Annabel!)
- IATSE- golf/kickball
- CLD collaboration possibilities
- ) HHS|ACL - Alternative Financing Program Grant | $661,742 for Credit-Able - Activities: Loan Products, Financial Education Services (FES), Training Logistics, Website deliverables
- Presentation at BAIN- thanks Krista!
- Shoutout to JR for handling Credit-Able while I was gone
- 3 new loans approved today with several in the pipeline
- Need to focus on North GA for FES presentations (Gainesville, Rome)
Access Lab/Special Projects Updates (Ben J.)
- Post Environmental Control Training Survey
- Begin work on conference cheat sheet
TFL State Leadership Updates
Training & Outreach Updates (Liz)
1 TFL - Training, Public Awareness, TA and Outreach
- 2018 Goal:TFL Training Team will be streamlining program operations, processes, policies and procedures.
- "Sharpen Your Skills" internal team trainings - Kickoff with Environmental Control/Smart Home Technologies with Ben J - Training evaluation going out today.
- What are your training needs? How can the TFL Training Team further help you?
- LDA is this week! Thank you for working in the Lab! Please go to sessions and enjoy the conference.
- LDA on-site at TFL: 3 groups of 25; split into 2 groups; 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM
- TFL Advisory Council Meeting: next Wednesday 2/28. Please work on your updates and send it to your team lead.
- Floyd County Schools visit last Friday. Thank you Sam and Tori!
- PODD Training here at TFL/AMAC: March 6 & 7 - Tori lead
- GA AER Conference: TFL/Danny presentation; Tour on March 9 - Liz, Danny, John Rempel
- Visual Strategies Training for DBHDD: Pat Satterfield trainer, Cedartown - Tori lead
- IDA GA Conference: Saturday, March 24; please let us know if you can be there - Liz/Tori lead
- GLASS Conference: March 26-28; TFL Lab; Danny presentation; Danny, Tori, Lokyee going - Sam lead
2 HHS | ACL - Credit-Able Activities: Training Logistics, Website deliverables
- Annabel created financial education materials.
3 GT Wireless RERC | $15,000 for Training and TA - Activities: include slide in all TFL Trainings (Complete!), Use Workbook in Workshops (Complete!), Co-Host Aging and Tech Summit (Complete!)
- Video series: Active! - Sam lead
- We should include Wireless slides in our presentations. - Tori lead
4 GT CATEA TechSAge ($10,000) Activities: include slide in all TFL Trainings (Complete!), Use Workbook in Workshops (Complete!), Co-Host Aging and Tech Summit (Complete!)
- Training activities: Active!
- Audience: Current Professionals vs Future Professionals (students)
5 Division of Aging Services (DAS) "Dementia Able" | $40,000 for AT technical assistance for Decision Tree Development -Workshop @ ATIA 2018 (Liz - Lead for Logistics)
- Workshop @ ATIA 2018: Success!
6 Division of Aging Services (DAS) "DONR" | $16,500 for AT technical assistance for Decision Tree Development -Activities: Create "Mapping" and final Report
- Todd continues to work on Decision Tree
- May continues to work on Decision Tree visual prototype
7 ATAP | $66,670 for the first year and every year for 5 years ($333,350) for National Pass It On Center AT Reuse Activities: Survey (Active), CoP Webinar schedule (Complete!), Trainings and TA
- Disaster Relief Efforts!: Every Tuesday 2:00 PM AT/DME/Supplies National Call; 3:00 PM Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies National Call
- Technical Assistance: Ongoing - Liz lead
- CoP Subcommittees: Medicaid, IQ ATR, Knowledge Base - Carolyn, Trish, Liz
8 GT CATEA Workplace DRRP | Training and TA: $76,650 Over 65 interviews completed"
- Video Review: Tori, Sam P, Sam C - Thank You!
- Scripts and recording: Creating scripts; recording videos - Liz, Tori, Raminta - Sam lead
- Filming at Gigi Taylor's house - What did you learn?
9 GT CATEA FIP - ($15,500) Activities: 2 focus good groups @ ATIA (Complete!), Survey, Design Input - Liz/Sam lead
TFL Research Updates (Ben S. & Carolyn)
TFL Action Items
Open Floor, Action Items, Agenda Setting (Carolyn facilitates, Open Floor, 5-10 mins)
- (This time can be used for further discussion of follow-up and/or new topics, hot/action items, and to set agenda items for next month.)