Carl's Story and SimplyHome Technology Featured on Tennessee's WJHL

Carl's story is making big waves! The story, which we have previously featured on our blog (Part I and Part II), recently garnered the spotlight on News Channel 11 (WJHL, Johnson City, TN).

As a client with Core Services of Northeast Tennessee, Carl is the first participant in the new Enabling Technology pilot program with TN DIDD, which utilizes SimplyHome technology to support people who desire to live on their own.

We've included excerpts from the news segment below, and you can read the full article here.

The news story aired July 12 on the station:

BRISTOL, TN (WJHL)- Technology is enabling people with disabilities the option to live on their own. The Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities recently got funding to launch an Enabling Technology pilot project.

For Carl Lipford, it's a dream come true. He lives in Bristol and is the first person in the state to try this transition in to independent life through the use of technology in his home.

"I like to clean and do all kinds of stuff, wash my dishes and everything," Lipford said while talking about his new place.

Lipford has dreamed of living on his own for years.

Continue reading the full article here.