How The B.R.I.D.G.E. Project Helped A Mom Obtain Assistive Technology For Her Son With Disabilities

Updated: Oct 29, 2021

Today we're going to show you how a busy mom obtained much needed assistive technology for her son through our B.R.I.D.G.E. Project partner, Access To Independence.

Also, she was able to obtain grocery resources that she learned about through our FREE resources and advocacy.

In this post we'll show you the entire process that she used... step-by-step.

J is a 14 year old male who resides primarily with his mother and a sibling. J loves to draw every day, play video games, and art sketches. J experiences sadness due to the death of his father who recently passed away. J's mother is now the soul caregiver for J and his sibling. J has an IEP, is an SSI recipient, has Medi-Cal, and his mother receives IHSS to care for him. J is a registered with the San Diego Regional Center but J's mom also often relies upon resources and assistance programs.

ABLT, Inc. B.R.I.D.G.E. project peer, Melissa spoke with J’s mother and learned that due to COVID-19, J was in need of assistive technology to attend telemedicine appointments. Because of J's love for art, Melissa connected them with Access To Independence’s weekly art class program, their assistive technology program, and they also received food assistance for one month. J's mom shared with Melissa that J has experienced a great deal of grief due to the loss of his father and she was searching for art classes and a laptop so J could further explore his love for art.

J's mom have received a laptop and J was signed up to take weekly Zoom art classes from Access To Independence. J's mom also received a gift card for one month’s worth of groceries.

That's all there is to it. That's how the B.R.I.D.G.E. Project was able to assist one mom in receiving much needed disability resources for her son!

The bests part is that you can get the same support and resources by reaching out to us here at the B.R.I.D.G.E. Project.

If you found this inspiring or helpful, we'd appreciate if you would share her story on Facebook so more people can learn about this FREE service.

We'd also like to hear from you; if you have questions about how to receive resources and supports through the B.R.I.D.G.E. Project, leave a comment below, or email us directly

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