Warwick, RI, November 16th & 17th, 2017. State-of-the-art workshops, information and exhibits on the technologies that enhance and change the lives of persons with disabilities of all ages. The conference focuses on uses of technology in education, communication, employment, recreation, home, and independent living. Plus there will be a Bringing Access to Life Expo that offers an opportunity to see products, services, opportunities and resources available to people with disabilities in RI and the northeast.
REGISTRATION FOR THE Assistive Technology Conference of New England – Fees apply – Registration and more information can be found on www.assistivetechnologyconference.com/ or contact (800) 916- 8324 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check their website for 2017 topics
2016 Workshop Topics included::
- College, Career and Community Readiness, Employment
- Vision Skills with Assistive Technology
- Moderate to Severe Disabilities and Learning
- AT for People with Psychiatric Disabilities
- iPads, Note-Taking Accommodations
- Aging, Switch Access on Mobile Devices, Speech Recognition
- Supporting Students with Dyslexia, Chrome, Using Video as Expression
2015 Workshops included:
* Chrome Bootcamp – Find Google Chrome APPs and extensions that could be beneficial to ALL students
* APPs Across the Curriculum – Supporting Struggling Learners on all Devices & Platforms. Learn how to support struggling learners on all devices, using free and low cost Apps & AT solutions. Support students with learning disabilities, Dyslexia, Physical disabilities, blind or low vision students, and students who need support with executive function, literacy and math.
* Accessibility in an Age of Transitioning Technology – Utilize and incorporate new technologies as they arrive on the educational scene, easily integrate with many diverse devices, from iPads, Android, Chromebook, computers, Bluetooth technologies, switches, cloud apps and more into your learning environment.
* Switch School – Professional development for staff and family members that work with children with multiple special needs that access the world through the use of switches.
* Enhancing Communication and Learning for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum – Covers methods used in the clinical model developed in the Autism Language Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, intended to expand receptive and expressive language development.
* Strategies for Implementing AT in Today’s Classrooms – Tips for successful implementation of assistive technology in schools.
* Free and Low-Cost Assistive Technologies for Struggling Readers and Writers – Create Your AT Toolkit.
Focus on free and low-cost AT, digital tools available to support both struggling readers and writers. AT tools to be shared include many for Google Chrome, internet-based tools, and within iOS.