TFL Webinar: Transition and Beyond: Technology for Life
Transition and Beyond: Technology for Life
Thursday, September 8, 2016
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Presenters: Ben and Pat Satterfield, Center for AT Excellence, a Tools for Life Network partner
What does a meaningful life look like for a young adult with a developmental disability? Assistive Technology (AT) tools and devices can help individuals with developmental disabilities achieve greater self-determination and independence. This is especially crucial during the transition process when AT should be considered, trialed, and implemented. Additionally, technology can support communication and lifelong learning opportunities, helping individuals with developmental disabilities have significant interactions in their community. AT has been proven to help process information and understand the world, provide motivation by giving greater access to interests, provide prompting for independent navigation, and help with cognitive and memory support for taking medication or learning new tasks. During this webinar, presenters will expand upon the role of assistive technology when providing supports to young adults with developmental disabilities. Tips, tricks, and solutions will be provided for implementing technology into early learning environments, creating compliance and success throughout the transition process whether at school, at home, in the community, or on the job.