Assistive Technology – UNITE!

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By popular demand, reviving the Group of Assistive Technology Supporters (GOATS)

2 meetings have been scheduled for the upcoming year:

Assistive Technology Roundtable: Fall Meeting October 15, 2014 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM    Abrams Site, Brazos Room

Bring lunch and learn with our Texas representative from Don Johnston, Inc, Bob Keller. He will show what is new at DJI. This is a vendor supported event. We will also discuss the Group of Assistive Technology Supporters and plans for the year. Information from the Texas Assistive Technology Network will be shared.

Assistive Technology Roundtable:  Spring Meeting March 4, 2015 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Abrams Site, Brazos Room

At this meeting we will discuss issues of interest to the Group of Assistive Technology Supporters. Come prepared to share and to learn from your peers. Specific topic: Overview of Communication Apps.  There are numerous options for individuals who are non-verbal or have speech challenges which make them difficult to be understood by most people. This workshop is appropriate for SLPs, OTs, teachers, and parents–anyone who wants to help support the app for an individual user. Our presenter is Leah Gardner, Director of Assistive Technology at Ability Connection Texas.

 

Please send this message out to those who coordinate Assistive Technology programs, or those whom you would like to be more informed! and urge them to attend!  We think this will be a very productive group.

 

Related:  Upcoming workshop:  For those who are new, unsure of their knowledge of AT evaluation process, or for a refresher/revalidation:

The Assistive Technology Assessment: Team WorkNovember 10, 2014 9:00 PM – 3:30 PM    Abrams Site, DLC Room

This workshop will demonstrate for teams the process of considering, assessing, and planning for assistive technology devices and services. Roles and responsibilities of team members will I be discussed.  Diagnostician, SLP, OT, and AT personnel will present.

Gayle McNurlen

Gayle McNurlen

An occupational therapist by background, I have been dabbling in technology since the early days of the Macintosh. I got my dream job in 2003 as the assistive technology consultant at Region 10. I would much rather play with technology than do my real job so this seems to be a good fit for me! I am also the Low Incidence Disabilities consultant.

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