Apps and Gadgets for Transition and Independent Living 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Live Broadcast
Webinar Code: AT17-WEB23-LB
Webinar Fee: $49

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Overview

This webinar will explore various apps that can be used by individuals or their caregivers to help them to transition out of school based programs and also living as independently as possible. Apps that help with navigating their community, their home and their work environment will be explored. Also, there are many “gadgets” on the market that can assist individuals in being independent in various tasks such as baking, taking medications, safety, environmental controls that will be discussed and demonstrated where possible.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to identify at least one app that allows for video modeling.
  2. Participants will be able to explain at least 2 “gadgets” that allow for an individual to live more independently.
  3. Participants will be able to identify and describe 2 iPad apps that will assist an individual in independent living.

Speaker

Donna Schneider

Assistive Technology Specialist/Special Education Teacher
iteachitech
Donna Schneider is an educator with 31 years of teaching experience in K-12 Special Education . She currently is the Assistive Technology Specialist in the Brewster, NY Schools and is also a teacher in the Life Skills Work Center. In her role as an AT Specialist, Donna trains teachers, support staff, parents and students on the use of technology to meet learning needs. In her role as a Life Skills teacher she works with high school students in various stages of their education in a PAES Lab that works on vocational skills to help students gain skills for meaningful employment and transition into the adult world.

Donna has conducted several webinars for ATIA over the past 4 years on various ways to use the iPad with individuals. She also has presented at several conferences including ATIA 2014, and is a member of the several boards that deal with assisting disabled individuals accessing their world. Donna is involved with beta testing several apps for the iPad from various developers. She is also the owner of iteachitech that provides training and workshops for parents, teachers and students.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Strand

Accessibility

Target Audience

Accessibility Professionals, AT Professionals, Educators, Family Members, Individuals with Disabilities, OTs, PTs

Experience Level

Beginner

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