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Assistive Technology (AT) 101 – Begin with the End in Mind

M5: Technology

Monday, February 15, 2016

10:00AM to 11:00AM

Presenters:

  • Carolyn Phillips, AMAC, Tools for Life at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
  • Martha Rust, AMAC, Tools for Life at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
  • Maria Kelley, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Description:

Welcome to the Assistive Technology Revolution! Assistive Technology developments have been a catalyst for producing positive life-changing results for individuals with learning disabilities. In this session, the presenters will share helpful advocacy tips, AT solutions/strategies, and information on AT trends to watch.

Presentation:

Assistive Technology (AT) 102 – Diving Below the Surface

T13: Technology

Tuesday, February 16

11:00AM to 12:15PM

Presenters:

  • Carolyn Phillips, AMAC, Tools for Life at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
  • Martha Rust, AMAC, Tools for Life at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
  • Maria Kelley, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Description:

Assistive Technology can have a transformational effect for individuals with LD. This session will dive deeper to look at AT feature matching. Join us to explore specific AT strategies and solutions to promote success in school, workplace, and community settings that can ultimately assist with smooth transitions throughout life.

Presentation:

Here’s Hope: Assistive Technology (AT) Supporting Mental Health for People with LD

W9: Technology

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

10:00AM to 11:00AM

Presenters:

  • Carolyn Phillips, AMAC, Tools for Life, Atlanta, GA
  • Maria Kelley, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Rachel Wilson, AMAC, Tools for Life, Atlanta, GA

Description:

Assistive technology can be used in innovative ways to support individuals with LD who have mental health (MH) issues. Join us to explore how the use of AT, from telepresence, tablets, apps to word prediction are keeping people with LD off the FAST (Frustration or Fatigue, Anxiety, Stress and Tension) Track.

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