Get to Work! Handheld Technology in Employment for Individuals with Autism

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

Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT17-WEB02-AR
Webinar Fee: $49

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Overview

Are you interested in learning more about ways handheld technologies are benefiting individuals with autism in employment? If so, this webinar is for you! There is a growing need for innovative services to address the unique social, communication, and behavioral challenges associated with autism that are obstacles to employment. This webinar will feature apps and strategies to use in the employment setting, case studies of successful clients, and an overview of the process for implementing handheld technology as an employment support.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify critical factors for success in use of HHT technology for employment.
  2. Identify common features of mobile devices that can be used to promote success in employment.
  3. Identify three apps that can be useful in an employment setting for an individual with autism.

Speakers

Carrie Clawson

Assistive Technology Specialist
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
Carrie Clawson is an Assistive Technology Specialist for the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. She has over 20 years of experience as an occupational therapist, focusing on assistive technology for much of her career. She developed and initiated the handheld technology program with individuals with memory and anxiety challenges, which is now being used in all regions of the state through DARS. Carrie has presented for the last three years at ATIA on handheld technology.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Patti Drescher

Assistive Technology Specialist
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
Patti Drescher is an Assistive Technology Specialist for the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. She is an occupational therapist with 25 years of experience, focusing on assistive technology for much of her career. Patti has worked in many different settings including the schools, rehabilitation hospitals, and vocational rehabilitation. She has presented at several state and national conferences on assistive technology, most recently at ATIA 2016.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Strand

Rehabilitation/Workplace

Target Audience

AT Professionals, Educators, Family Members, Higher Ed Personnel, Individuals with Disabilities, OTs

Experience Level

All

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