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Upcoming Webinars

Working My Apps Off!

Date: August 9, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Many students with autism and other disabilities respond well to technology. Many are visual learners. There are many apps available that are free or at a low cost, though how do you choose what are the right ones? Like all strategies used, the selection of apps must be personalized to meet the individual needs of …

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  • Mo Buti, Business owner, AiepA: Advocate and Instructional Expert for People with Autism

Creating Assistive Technology Solutions – Part 1- Using Instamorph, PVC, and Acrylic

Date: September 5, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Discover over 50 Assistive Technology Solutions that can be created in minutes using Instamorph, PVC, and Acrylic. Rapid fabrication of solutions is important not only due to limited time and resources but the fact that solutions developed often needs to be further adapted or changed. Instamorph, PVC, and Acrylic can be used, reused and adapted …

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  • Therese Willkomm, Clinical Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire

Productivity Is the Name of the Game: Android Apps for Working Smart

Date: September 14, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

A smartphone is only as smart as the apps on it. This webinar demonstrates six Android apps that support productivity in producing, searching, reading and conveying digital information. Attendees will be introduced (through video screen captures) to app features that meet practical needs. Whether it is an able-bodied person, someone with a visual impairment, or …

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  • Darren Gabbert, Sr. Business Operations Associate, University of Missouri

50 New Ways to Adapt the IPAD for Students with Disabilities

Date: September 19, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

The IPAD continues to be an amazing tool to support students with disabilities. Unfortunately the iPAD is not universally designed and requires additional adaptations to support students who experience physical, intellectual, visual, and hearing impairments. This workshop will discuss and demonstrate over 50 ways that the iPAD has been adapted to accommodate for specific functional …

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  • Therese Willkomm, Clinical Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire

Apps and Gadgets for Transition and Independent Living 2017

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

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 …

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  • Donna Schneider, Assistive Technology Specialist/Special Education Teacher, iteachitech

Employment and Transition: Emerging Policy & AT considerations

Date: September 28, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

With the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the ADA came the recognition that the one area where progress has not occurred is employment. Legislation continues to evolve in terms of promoting fully inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workplace. It is critical that AT professional are aware of the policies that support employment …

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  • Robin Jones, Director, Great Lakes ADA Center

AAC and Stories: Let’s Get Personal

Date: October 4, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Learn why and how to use personal stories/narratives with students who communicate through AAC, including switch-users. Build concepts about self while working on early literacy/communication skills. Personal core can reinforce universal core through transitional texts with repeated lines (e.g., predictable charts). Learn how to use recipes to make Tarheel Reader stories accessible to all students. …

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  • Deanna Wagner

Google Chrome and How to Assist Students With Reading, Writing and More

Date: October 10, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

This webinar will explore and demonstrate various Chrome extensions that can be used to assist individuals with reading, writing and more. Students often struggle with keyboarding, spelling, organization of thoughts, reading material, translating material into their native language and many other areas of the curriculum. Some of the extensions can also assist teachers in providing …

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  • Donna Schneider, Assistive Technology Specialist/Special Education Teacher, iteachitech

Tech-xecutive Function

Date: October 12, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Do you have students who struggle with managing their time, organizing their belongings, or regulating themselves? After a brief overview of these executive functioning skills, we will dive into free, premium and paid tools for Google, OSX, and iOS (many are cross-platform, so Windows and Android users are welcome!).

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  • Melissa Mulvey, Senior Consulting Therapist, Cotting School

Enhancing Switch Use and Switch Scanning for People with Physical Impairments: Part 1

Date: October 17, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Scanning using one or two switches allows people with severe physical impairments to use a computer or augmentative communication device. Unfortunately, switch use can be challenging, and switch scanning is an inherently slow method of communication. This two-part series describes the tools and principles to: 1) identify challenges a user may be facing with their …

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  • Heidi Koester, Koester Performance Research



Past Webinars

ABCs & AAC: Alphabet Books in AAC Implementation

Date: June 20, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

There are many ABC books to cover lots of interest areas & span the range of ages. A wide variety of students can relate to them, create custom ones, sing them, sign them, & repeat them over & over again. Alphabet books can connect literacy to communication & give us a purpose to chat.  These …

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  • Kelly Fonner, AT & Educational Consultant, Fonner Consulting

Portable to Wearable Technology

Date: June 8, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Wearable technology is on the rise and has staggering implications for individuals with executive functioning difficulties and accessibility needs. Devices offer a great deal of customization through built-in accessibility features and apps that can be installed to support individual needs. Wearables provide the haptic feedback convenience while ensures privacy. Using voice input or by tapping …

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  • Stacy Driscoll, AT Specialist, Program Coordinator, Assistive Technology in New Hampshire
  • Luis Perez, Inclusive Learning Evangelist

I-Infinite Possibilities: How to Design Tactile Overlays for the iPad

Date: May 18, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

The iPad has become a popular tool for students who are blind or who have low vision. However, few people realize the true potential of its use for these students. Tactile overlays incorporated with new features in iOS 9 can be a game changer for these students. This webinar will describe the best practices in …

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  • Betsy Flener, Assistive Technology and Low Vision Education Specialist, Green River Regional Educational Cooperative

Multidisciplinary Treatment for Communication and Functional Participation

Date: May 9, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Collaboration is key to successful communication when using AAC. Barriers to successful AAC use typically include access, positioning, sensory integration, family/school support, and overall participation in multiple environments. These factors are often considered simultaneously and by multiple disciplines during the evaluation for an SGD (speech generating device). Once the SGD arrives SLPs and OTs have …

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  • Amy Sonntag, SLP/Clinical Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

Partner Augmented Input: Modeling AAC in the Classroom Part 2

Date: April 26, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

This beginner-level webinar is the second in a two-part series on partner-augmented input (PAI) in the classroom. Evidence-based research supports the use of partner-augmented input, also known as aided language modeling, as an intervention strategy for individuals who use AAC. There are multiple benefits of modeling AAC use, but how can this be done effectively …

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  • Jill Senner, Speech Language Pathologist, Technology & Language Center, Inc.
  • Matthew Baud, Speech Language Pathologist, Niles Township District for Special Education

Creating Communication Competence for People with Severe Impairments

Date: April 19, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Working with individuals with complex physical, cognitive, and visual needs can be daunting. This webinar will walk you through starting with single switch activation for non-communicative means (i.e. cause and effect skills) and building upon single switch activation to create robust communication experiences. This single switch activation can lead to many levels of communication on …

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  • Amy Sonntag, SLP, Clinical Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

The iPad and Total Access for the Low Vision Student in the Regular Classroom.

Date: April 13, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

The iPad is a game changer for students with ow vision. The accessibility features, accessories, various applications (apps) etc. enable it to be an all in one device. This webinar will provide information first on the built in accessibility features including new changes in IOS 9 for Second, a large number of applications will be …

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  • Betsy Flener, Assistive Technology and Low Vision Education Specialist, Green River Regional Educational Cooperative

Twitter 201: Expanding Your Reach

Date: April 6, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Expand your Professional Learning Network (PLN) in Assistive Technology! Explore strategies that make the use of Twitter more effective and extend the reach of social media experiences. Be empowered to go beyond just retweeting others’ ideas to expand your own base of followers and extend your influence in AT. Learn how to manage multiple Twitter …

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  • Christopher Bugaj, Speech - Language Pathologist/Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
  • Beth Poss, Special Education Administrator/ Speech Language Pathologist, Montgomery County Public Schools

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

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

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 …

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  • Carrie Clawson, Assistive Technology Specialist, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
  • Patti Drescher, Assistive Technology Specialist, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

20 Low-Cost Tools & Strategies for Designing Empowering Student Experiences

Date: March 28, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Learning need not be a chore for anyone, including those with disabilities. Discover how to design experiences for students that tap into one’s innate sense of curiosity and wonder while still integrating curricular standards. Together explore 20 (or more) different low-cost, digital technologies to engage and empower students by taking charge of their own personalized …

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    Christopher Bugaj, Speech - Language Pathologist, Loudoun County Public Schools

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