Keith shared with the committee his ability to make an informed choice about the technology used in his home. His program was the first at HCO to implement remote monitoring technology, which allows individuals to reach out for support as needed during the overnight hours without requiring staff to remain on-site. He told the committee how much he appreciates and embraces this technology, which gives him and his roommates increased independence and responsibility at home.
Keith enjoys the independence he has to determine his own life. In addition to living in a home of his choice, Keith makes independent choices about his leisure time and work. He shared that he works and earns money. He has his own lawn mower, and mows the lawns at his house and his parents’ house to earn more. He likes fishing, biking, and going bowling in his free time. He plays the organ, giving concerts for his housemates and staff, and also plays organ at church. Before the pandemic, he volunteered his time playing the organ at the hospital.