Veterans with ALS and MS
When we think of veterans with disabilities, spinal cord injuries are often top of mind. However, there are several debilitating diseases that affect veterans as well. According the ALS Association, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has recognized amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) as a service-connected disease. Additionally, the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) says that one in four of their members has multiple sclerosis (MS).
Accessibility Services, Inc. (ASI) was founded more than 30 years ago to provide reliable custom environmental control unit/speech generating device solutions to members of the military and veterans with severe spinal cord injuries. We have since expanded our focus, so, in addition to providing assistive technology for individual with quadriplegias, Accessibility Services, Inc. (ASI) also serves individuals with debilitating diseases such as ALS and MS.
Veterans with a qualifying disability or disease may be eligible to receive our autonoME Residential environmental control units through the Veterans Administration (VA). Our autonoME is a custom environmental control unit that includes integrated voice assistive technology. In a nutshell, it is an ECU with MS/ALS communication capabilities that can be customized based on disease progression. If you are a veteran who has been diagnosed with MS, ALS or another debilitating disease or disability, then we encourage you to contact your VA representative to see if you qualify to receive one of our autonoME Residential ECU devices with integrated voice assistive technology features.
One of the most attractive and beneficial aspects of our autonoME is the initial setup and ongoing technical support. We will send a technician out to your home to install and configure your autonoME. The autonoME features a user-friendly interface that both caregivers and users appreciate. Should you have any additional questions, our technical support team is just a phone call away. When you call for technical support, you actually talk with someone in our office – not a call center!
Would you like to learn more about how the autonoME can improve independence for you or a loved one? If so, give us a call to learn more today!