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OCCK Welcomes Michael Daniels as Assistive Technology Director

Michael Daniels is OCCK’s new Assistive Technology Director.  He oversees the Solutions Outreach Center, including all of their projects and services, and works specifically with people needing complex rehab equipment, like power wheelchairs, patient lifts, and support surfaces.

He started in the disability field as a 13-year-old volunteer with Special Olympics and was the first high school student in Kentucky that went through a peer tutoring program for students with significant disabilities.  He attended the University of Kentucky, and double majored in Special Education and Early Childhood Education.  He also has a master’s degree in Assistive Technology from the University of Kentucky.  He has worked in various locations around the United States, and in the United Kingdom, and came to us after being the State Director of assistive technology in Florida.

Michael is from the mountains of eastern Kentucky.  He and Loretta Lynn and are from the same place, and both came from coal mining families.  He is the first male in his family to not to be a miner. He is married to Elizabeth and they have one son, Joey, who is a senior at New College of Florida majoring in French and History.

Michael is ambidextrous, and in his spare time has seen Bruce Springsteen  in concert 17 times, plays Xbox basketball, and watches British TV.

Michael would love to help you with any assistive technology needs you may have.  Give him a call at 785.827.9383.