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May the (Google) Forms Be With You

Date: October 5, 2016 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


In this webinar, participants will learn when a Google Form may/may not be an appropriate tool to use for data collection.  We will explore the different question types to help participants determine which best match the types of data that they need in order to demonstrate progress on their students’ learning objectives/therapy goals.  We will …

  • Lynda Hartman, Educator/Consultant on the Integrated Technology Support Team, Northern Suburban Special Education District

Productive Single-switch Scanning? You make the call!

Date: September 29, 2016 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone


Discuss how single switch scanning can be leveraged to provide both independence and productivity for persons with the most severe mobility limitations. Technology configurations will be presented for single switch power wheelchair navigation, smartphone operation, and desktop computing access. Each area will focus on maximizing productivity, and will be supported by video demonstrations. Keys to …

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

Setting the Stage for a Proactive AT Process: Consideration and Evaluation

Date: September 14, 2016 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


In this webinar, we will focus on two steps in provision of Assistive Technology aligned to the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) Indicators, Consideration and Assessment. We will offer three perspectives. First, from the QIAT Leadership team, the participants will explore the foundation of best practices to support AT services. Next, we will explain …

  • Nicole Dupre, Assistive Technology Specialist Team Lead, Houston Independent School District
  • Angela Standridge, Region 4 Education Service Center
  • Diana Carl, Special Projects Coordinator, CAST, National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials

AAC Implementation: An Overview of Strategies and Activities

Date: September 7, 2016 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is the use of any aided and unaided means of communication for those unable to meet communicative needs solely through natural speech. We will discuss and share tried and true implementation strategies for the use of AAC in the classroom, community and home setting. Attendees will leave the training with …

  • Nerissa Hall, Speech and Language Pathologist, Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP), Communicare, LLC

Comprehensive Automotive Mobility Solutions for Healthcare Professionals

Date: August 24, 2016 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


This course contains a range of topics pertaining to personal automotive mobility solutions. It will assist the allied health care practitioner in understanding and advocating for individuals seeking automotive vehicle modification solutions, while also teaching practitioners about the unique process involved in evaluating and purchasing appropriate automotive options.

  • Andrea Vrobel, Executive Director, The Ralph Braun Foundation

Researcher-Industry collaboration: Establishing and maintaining value-added partnerships

Date: August 23, 2016 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone


Academic researchers and industry managers can effectively collaborate to deliver evidence-based assistive technology (AT) product innovations to the marketplace. This session presents case examples of successful researcher-industry collaborations highlighting how the expertise within each sector added value to the overall innovation process. The issues considered include finding partners with required expertise, building a shared product …

  • Lori Geist, Project Director/Research Associate, Center for Literacy and Disability Studies
  • Lynn Gitlow, Ithaca College
  • James Leahy, University at Buffalo
  • David Arnott, Comforts of Home
  • Dianne Goodwin, BlueSky Designs
  • Kathleen Hanek, Sr. Product Manager, SP Ableware, a Division of SP

Panicked to Productive: Use of Handheld Technology to Manage Anxiety/Stress

Date: August 16, 2016 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


This presentation will discuss strategies and applications with handheld technology to impact anxiety and stress management. Several case studies will be presented; consumers who experienced a reduction in anxiety that enabled them to enter or remain in the workforce will be highlighted. Apps, “tech support” for habit formation, and motivational interviewing techniques to effect behavior …

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

Tech-It Out: Written Expression for Diverse Learners

Date: August 10, 2016 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


Assistive Technology promotes greater independence by enabling individuals to perform tasks that they previously struggled with or were unable to accomplish. Through a combination of lite-tech and high-tech tools, educators are able to provide students with increased access to the general education curriculum. This workshop will explore an array of lite-tech and high-tech tools that …

  • Joshua Dickson, Assistive Technology Specialist, Communicare, LLC

Ready? Set? Go…Chrome! Apps and Extensions for Learning Differences

Date: August 4, 2016 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone


Chromebooks have become a viable tool in providing curriculum access and facilitating academic achievement for students with learning differences. It is well known that one size does not fit all and we each have our unique way of learning. Accessibility options through Chrome apps and extensions can provide solutions for student success in the classroom …

  • Carol Page, Program Manager, SC Assistive Technology Program
  • Madalina Tudora, Assistive Technology Specialist, SC Department of Education

Understanding the Proposed Department of Justice Rule on Website Accessibility

Date: June 28, 2016 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


On May 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a “Supplemental Advance Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking” regarding website accessibility under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which applies to state and local governments. In this notice, the Department of Justice raised a number of questions related to how it should enforce …

  • Curtis Edmonds, Managing Attorney, Disability Rights New Jersey

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