March 28, 2007

The assistive technology team at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation, Allentown, Penn received this year’s INDE Award from The American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) March 25 at the AMRPA spring membership conference in Washington, DC.
INDE stands for Inspired, Notable, Dedicated Efforts.

The AMRPA presents the awards annually to “people, units, hospitals, research teams, clinicians, managers, policy makers and advocates who have had a direct positive impact on the medical rehabilitation industry and/or persons served by the same.”

  Good Shepherd’s assistive technology team is composed of 14 occupational, speech and physical therapists and therapy assistants, including nine certified assistive technology practitioners (ATPs).  Good Shepherd employs 18 percent of all ATPs in the state of Pennsylvania.

AMRPA is a non-profit trade organization representing more than 450 rehabilitation hospitals and networks.

At Good Shepherd the assistive technology team is charged with acquiring new assistive technologies, training appropriate staff and incorporating the technologies into the programs and services offered by the organization. 

For more information on Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network’s Assistive Technology Department, visit