Mercarik is an Assistive Technology consulting firm focused on evaluation, system design and the implementation of technologies to enhance the lives and independence of people with varying physical, intellectual or age related challenges.

Where to Start

A phone call to Matthew Hansen ATP, EAS to discuss the options will put you on the right path to technology solutions to increased independence.

Matthew Hansen of Mercarik Inc. has earned the Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification through the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, (RESNA). Certified Assistive Technology Professionals are trained in the areas of anatomy and physiology, basic etiologies and pathologies, and product knowledge of assistive technology devices.

Minnesota Olmstead ACT

Technology Vision Statement

People of all ages and all disability types will have assistive and other technologies necessary to support living, learning, working and enjoying life in the most integrated settings.

What is Assistive Technology (AT)

Definition of Assistive Technology Assistive technology is “any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. This definition does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted, or the replacement of such a device.” [20 U.S.C. Chapter 33, Section 1401 (25)]

What This Means

“This topic is about people of all ages, all disabilities, and all settings having access to assistive and other technologies that will improve their quality of life and support them, especially in integrated settings.

The timely access to assistive and other technologies will result in progress on measurable goals found elsewhere in the Olmstead Plan. It is expected that the results can be measured in improved quality of life and increased movement from segregated settings to integrated settings.”

Olmstead update 5/18/16

Mercarik is an Assistive Technology consulting firm focused on evaluation, system design and the implementation of technologies to enhance the lives and independence of people with varying physical, intellectual or age related challenges.

Where to Start

A phone call to Matthew Hansen ATP, EAS to discuss the options will put you on the right path to technology solutions to increased independence.

Matthew Hansen of Mercarik Inc. has earned the Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification through the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, (RESNA). Certified Assistive Technology Professionals are trained in the areas of anatomy and physiology, basic etiologies and pathologies, and product knowledge of assistive technology devices.

Minnesota Olmstead Act
Technology Vision Statement

People of all ages and all disability types will have assistive and other technologies necessary to support living, learning, working and enjoying life in the most integrated settings.

What is Assistive Technology (AT)

Definition of Assistive Technology Assistive technology is “any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. This definition does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted, or the replacement of such a device.” [20 U.S.C. Chapter 33, Section 1401 (25)]

What This Means

“This topic is about people of all ages, all disabilities, and all settings having access to assistive and other technologies that will improve their quality of life and support them, especially in integrated settings.

The timely access to assistive and other technologies will result in progress on measurable goals found elsewhere in the Olmstead Plan. It is expected that the results can be measured in improved quality of life and increased movement from segregated settings to integrated settings.”

Olmstead update 5/18/16