Are you curious about what happens if you reach out to Future In Sight for information about the NH-TEAP (New Hampshire Telecommunications Assistance Program)? NH-TEAP provides phones with features which meet individual needs. As part of this program, Future In Sight has devices with a variety of features which have solutions for the communication needs related to cognitive, hearing, mobility/dexterity, speech, and vision. In many cases, the device is available at no charge or a small cost-share.
To Get Started
The first step is to talk with Future In Sight staff about NH-TEAP details and benefits. Our experienced Social Work team will speak with you about the program, and ask questions to determine eligibility and whether NH-TEAP will be a benefit for you or your loved one. For some clients, the Social Work team is able to identify the best phone to meet the individual’s needs and will mail the phone directly to the client – but in other cases a home visit by a Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, or other professional will be scheduled so that the individual receiving the phone or device can receive training on how to use it.
Health & Safety First
With COVID safety on all our minds, in-home visits are conducted with safety precautions in place. Both staff and clients wear masks during the visit, as well as any other individuals who are in the house at the time. Staff members are diligent about using sanitizer and other precautions.
Hands on Support
Recently I shadowed Beth Daisy as she met with a client who was interested in our NH-TEAP services. Beth is an Occupational Therapist here at Future In Sight, and her experience in helping clients select devices provided by NH-TEAP ensures that the device is a good fit for the individual’s needs. This particular individual is affected by changes in both her hearing and her vision, so it was important to find just the right phone to fit her needs. As part of her visit, Beth showed the client the different buttons and features of the phone… they even did a few test calls to make sure it worked the way she needed!
For You and Those You Care About
If you or your loved one may benefit from a phone with features that improve communication access, please reach out to Future In Sight!
The New Hampshire Telecommunications Equipment Assistance Program (NH-TEAP) is provided and serviced by Future In Sight through a contract with the NH Governor’s Commission on Disability.
Sarah joined Future In Sight in December 2020 following nearly 14 years at Granite State Independent Living, most recently as the Director of Independent Living Services. At GSIL, Sarah led a team of managers and direct service professionals providing statewide services to people with a variety of disabilities, all focused on enhancing independence in the home and community.
Prior to GSIL, Sarah was a HUD-approved Housing Counselor, providing Homebuyer Education and Financial Fitness workshops and coaching sessions. Before her career with nonprofits, Sarah spent more than ten years in the banking industry, including as the Branch Manager of a community bank. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Franklin Pierce University.
Sarah is committed to programs and services which enhance and increase the independence of individuals affected by vision loss and blindness.