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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Public Session Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. The Promise of Assistive Technology to Enhance Activity and Work Participation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24740.
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Appendix A

Public Session Agendas

MEETING 1: PUBLIC SESSION

Hosted by the Committee on the Use of Selected Assistive Products and Technologies in Eliminating or Reducing the Effects of Impairments

March 31, 2016

Keck Center of the National Academies
Room 101
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Agenda

10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Alan Jette, Committee Chair
10:10 a.m. U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) Presentations Relevant to the Committee’s Task
10:30 a.m. Discussion of Statement of Task
Committee Members and SSA Staff
11:30 a.m. Close Morning Session
Alan Jette, Committee Chair
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Public Session Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. The Promise of Assistive Technology to Enhance Activity and Work Participation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24740.
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1:00 p.m. Presentations and Discussion with Committee
  • SSA policy on assistive devices and GAO reports
    Patricia M. Owens, M.P.A., Consultant on Health and Disability Policy and Programs
  • Assistive devices pertaining to hearing
    Ryan McCreery, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Audiology, Boys Town National Research Hospital
  • Assistive devices pertaining to communication and speech recognition
    Laura J. Ball, Ph.D., Director of Research, Hearing and Speech Center, Children’s National Medical Center
3:35 p.m. Summary and Closing Remarks
Alan Jette, Committee Chair
3:30 p.m. Adjourn

MEETING 2: PUBLIC SESSION

Hosted by the Committee on the Use of Selected Assistive Products and Technologies in Eliminating or Reducing the Effects of Impairments

May 16, 2016

Keck Center of the National Academies
Room 101
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Agenda

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Alan Jette, Committee Chair
9:10 a.m. Wheeled and seated mobility devices—presentation and discussion
Mark Schmeler, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
10:00 a.m. Upper-extremity prostheses—presentation and discussion
Gerald Stark, Senior Upper Limb Clinical Specialist, Ottobock
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Public Session Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. The Promise of Assistive Technology to Enhance Activity and Work Participation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24740.
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10:50 a.m. Workplace accommodations—presentation and discussion
Susanne M. Bruyère, Director, K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, Cornell University
11:55 a.m. Close Morning Session
Alan Jette, Committee Chair
1:00 p.m. Disability statistics—presentation and discussion
William A. Erickson, Research Specialist, K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, Cornell University
1:50 p.m. Veterans Affairs—presentation and discussion
Penny Nechanicky, National Director, Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
2:40 p.m. Private disability—presentation and discussion
Michelle C. Jackson, Assistant Vice President, Workforce Solutions Group, Unum
3:25 p.m. Summary and Closing Remarks
Alan Jette, Committee Chair
3:30 p.m. Adjourn

MEETING 3: PUBLIC SESSION

Hosted by the Committee on the Use of Selected Assistive Products and Technologies in Eliminating or Reducing the Effects of Impairments

July 18, 2016

National Academy of Sciences Building
Members’ Room
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20418

Agenda

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Alan Jette, Committee Chair
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Public Session Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. The Promise of Assistive Technology to Enhance Activity and Work Participation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24740.
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9:10 a.m. Veterans Benefits Administration—presentation and discussion
Brad Flohr, Compensation Service, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
10:00 a.m. Vocational Rehabilitation Services—presentation and discussion
Jo Anne Materkowski, Office of Field Services, Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services
Melissa Day, Workforce and Technology Center, Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services
Justin Creamer, Workforce and Technology Center, Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services
10:55 a.m. Break
11:05 a.m. Medicare coverage for selected assistive products and technologies—presentation and discussion
Susan M. Miller, M.D., Coverage and Analysis Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
12:00 p.m. Close Morning Session
Alan Jette, Committee Chair
1:00 p.m. Private health insurance industry—presentation and discussion
Daniel E. Kubrin, M.S.H.A., M.B.A., PMP, Benefits Policy, Design and Implementation, Kaiser Permanente
2:00 p.m. Transition from high school—presentations and panel discussion
Colleen Thoma, Ph.D., Counseling and Special Education, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education Amy S. Goldman, M.S., Institute on Disabilities, Temple University
Megan Conway, Ph.D., Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mánoa
2:50 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Transition from high school—panel discussion (continued)
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Public Session Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. The Promise of Assistive Technology to Enhance Activity and Work Participation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24740.
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3:50 p.m. Summary and Closing Remarks
Alan Jette, Committee Chair
4:00 p.m. Adjourn

TELECONFERENCE WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF SERVICE CANADA AND PRUDENTIAL

Hosted by the Committee on the Use of Selected Assistive Products and Technologies in Eliminating or Reducing the Effects of Impairments

September 27, 2016

J. Erik Jonsson Conference Center, Carriage House
314 Quissett Avenue
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Agenda

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Alan Jette, Committee Chair
9:05 a.m. Service Canada, Canada Pension Plan—presentation and discussion
Michael Kidd, Service Canada, Canada Pension Plan
9:35 a.m. Private disability insurance—presentation and discussion
John Kramschuster, M.S., CRC, Vocational Services, Prudential
Kristin Tugman, Ph.D., CRC, LPC, Health and Productivity Analytics and Consulting Practice, Prudential
12:00 p.m. Adjourn
Alan Jette, Committee Chair
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Public Session Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. The Promise of Assistive Technology to Enhance Activity and Work Participation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24740.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Public Session Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. The Promise of Assistive Technology to Enhance Activity and Work Participation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24740.
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The U.S. Census Bureau has reported that 56.7 million Americans had some type of disability in 2010, which represents 18.7 percent of the civilian noninstitutionalized population included in the 2010 Survey of Income and Program Participation. The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. As of December 2015, approximately 11 million individuals were SSDI beneficiaries, and about 8 million were SSI beneficiaries.

SSA currently considers assistive devices in the nonmedical and medical areas of its program guidelines. During determinations of substantial gainful activity and income eligibility for SSI benefits, the reasonable cost of items, devices, or services applicants need to enable them to work with their impairment is subtracted from eligible earnings, even if those items or services are used for activities of daily living in addition to work. In addition, SSA considers assistive devices in its medical disability determination process and assessment of work capacity.

The Promise of Assistive Technology to Enhance Activity and Work Participation provides an analysis of selected assistive products and technologies, including wheeled and seated mobility devices, upper-extremity prostheses, and products and technologies selected by the committee that pertain to hearing and to communication and speech in adults.

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