LifeStream Earns Technology First Accreditation

LifeStream has earned their Technology First Accreditation from Technology First SHIFT, an online education and accreditation platform that is advancing and standardizing best practices and programming to help people with disabilities live as independently as possible through the successful adoption of technology.

Organizations earning SHIFT’s highest level of recognition complete comprehensive education requirements and undergo a rigorous evaluation process.

LifeStream launched their Assistive/Enabling Technology (AET) program in 2019 to provide greater access and knowledge of technology for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or autism. Primary goals of the program are to increase self-sufficiency, technological equity and enhance independence for people of all abilities in all aspects of life. Since the program’s launch, AET has grown to become a vital service to the individuals LifeStream supports.

“After launching the program, we quickly realized the importance that technology was going to play in the daily lives of those we support,” said Melissa Pepin, Director of AET and Therapy Services. “Using SHIFT’s person-centered approach to technology solutions, we are all working toward the same thing – to help people with disabilities live the lives they want to live. Our partnership with Technology First SHIFT serves as both a guide and a resource for the succcessful adoption, implementation and sustainability of technology. With systems and processes in place, we know that technology is highly effective in helping people increase independence and achieve successful outcomes.”