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Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes for Blind and Low Vision

Date: June 1, 2016 Time: 3:30-5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Explore 30 assistive technology solutions that can be created in minutes to support individuals who experience vision loss. Learn every day tools and materials for creating portable scan and read stations; tactile overlays; light boxes; hands free magnification solutions and more.

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  • Therese Wilkomm, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of ATinNH, University of New Hampshire

Teaching Children with Autism? Need Training and Support and Resources to Access on Your Own time?

Date: May 12, 2016 Time: 3:30-4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Teaching children with autism can be very challenging. You spend so much of your time modifying curriculum, making visuals, and more. When is there time to actually learn more professionally? 10pm? Sounds about right! In this session I will share some great free online resources to help you improve the services you provide! From learning …

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  • Mo Buti, Private Advocate and Consultant, AiepA: Advocate and Instructional Expert for People with Autism

Come Join the Communication Matrix Community of Practice (Part 3 of 3)

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

Overview:

The Communication Matrix Community of Practice is an online virtual community developed to share information about the Communication Matrix and provide additional resources. This session will provide an overview of the Community of Practice, its features and use and a summary of the types of information and data that can be acquired from the Community …

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    M Gayl Bowser, Independent Consultant, Assistive Technology Collaborations

QIAT for Leadership: Improving Your AT System

Date: April 27, 2016 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Change is constant and with change comes the need to reassess the delivery of your AT services whether your AT services are well established or developing. Changes in today’s educational environment including new technologies and new delivery systems for content, increased emphasis on education with non-disabled peers, and a focus on state standards require that …

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    Gayl Bowser, Consultant, Assistive Technology Collaborations
  • Susan McCloskey, Chairperson of the Volusia Adaptive Assistive Technology Team (VAATT), Volusia County Schools
  • Kathy Lalk, AT Specialist, St. Louis Special School District

Building Better Individualized Educational Programs for Students with Complex Communication Needs (Part 2 of 3)

Date: April 6, 2016 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

In Part 2 of this 3-part webinar series about students with complex communication needs, we’ll explore the Communication Supports Inventory for Children and Youth (CSI-CY)as well as the Design to Learn IEP Development guide. These tools offer a evidence-based ways to assess students’ communicaiton skills, participation in customary environments and the quality of their IEP …

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    M. Gayl Bowser, Independent Consultant, Assitive Technology Collaborations

Note-taking solution for disability services: Learn how a top university created independence and improved student GPA with Sonocent software

Date: March 30, 2016 Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Overview:

This webinar will teach you how Sonocent software creates independence for students with disabilities, by making it possible for them to take comprehensive notes independently. The webinar is ideal for disability support professionals working for colleges, who want to digitise their note-taking accommodations and raise academic outcomes. Co-presenting will be Darrin McCarthy, Lead Student Assistive …

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  • Dave Tucker, Director, Sonocent LLC
  • Darrin McCarthy, Lead Student Assistive Technology Specialist, University of Nevada, Reno

AT & UDL: Nuts and Bolts for Students with Dyslexia

Date: March 23, 2016 Time: 3:30-4:30 PM

Overview:

This webinar will focus on the basics of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how assistive technology (AT) helps teachers create inclusive classrooms that allow all of their students, including those with dyslexia, to reach academic success. The discussion will address the three principles of UDL and how assistive technology follows those principles. Next, there …

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  • Jamie Martin, AT Consultant and Trainer, Independent Consultant

Good Walls Make Good Neighbors: Ensuring student data privacy in cloud-based classrooms

Date: March 9, 2016 Time: 3:30-4:30 PM

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Come and meet the experts for a panel discussion on student data privacy and its importance in a cloud based classroom, where both School Districts and software vendors need to have strong and effective data security policies in place. This session will cover: What is personally identifiable data? What is student data? How is it …

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  • Martin McKay, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Texthelp
  • Skip Stahl, Senior Policy Analyst, CAST INC

Introduction to the Communication Matrix (Part 1 of 3)

Date: March 2, 2016 Time: 3:30-5:00 PM

Overview:

In part one of this three-part webinar series, we’ll introduce the Communication Matrix, an online tool to assess the communication skills of students with complex communication needs. Developed by Charity Rowland and Oregon Health Sciences University, the free, online matrix yields a detailed description of the expressive communication skills of any individual functioning at or …

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  • Gayl Bowser, Independent Consultant, Assistive Technology Collaborations

QIAT for Leadership: Multiple Levels of Leadership to Support Change

Date: February 24, 2016 Time: 3:30-5:00 PM

Overview:

Effective change in assistive technology (AT) practice relies on several critical factors including leadership to ensure that change in practice is planned for and implemented. Leadership can be found at multiple levels in any agency, including administrative roles, assigned and assumed leadership. Leaders can arise from roles on AT teams, job coaching positions, teacher mentors …

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  • Kathy Lalk, AT Specialist, St. Louis Special School District
  • Joan Larson, Supervisor for Low Incidence Disabilities and Special Education Workforce,, Minnesota Department of Education



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