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Member ATVenture- January 9

Let the fun begin…

NEAT invites individual members, staff from member districts and agencies to join us in an ATventure. Participants will learn about and explore the hottest trends and latest tools in assistive technology available for individuals of all ages and disabilities. These ATventures will be led by NEAT AT Specialists over three (3) separate professional developments sessions throughout the year. Each session will include different topics within the assistive technology continuum such as, but not limited to, education, workplace, ergonomics and access, communication, smart home, etc.

We’ve listened to your feedback and we’ll be trying a new format this year. These professional development opportunities will be conducted through in-person trainings as well as webinars.

Free for NEAT Members!

January 9 topics included:

  • Snap + Core First AAC app from Tobii Dynavox 
  • DocsPlus by Crick Software 
  • Kurzweil 3000 + Firefly 
  • Braille Note Touch by HumanWare 
  • Suite of Amazon products at home and school 
Webinar | Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

 

Member ATVenture- March 6

Let the fun begin…

NEAT invites individual members, staff from member districts and agencies to join us in an ATventure. Participants will learn about and explore the hottest trends and latest tools in assistive technology available for individuals of all ages and disabilities. These ATventures will be led by NEAT AT Specialists over three (3) separate professional developments sessions throughout the year. Each session will include different topics within the assistive technology continuum such as, but not limited to, education, workplace, ergonomics and access, communication, smart home, etc.

We’ve listened to your feedback and we’ll be trying a new format this year. These professional development opportunities will be conducted through in-person trainings as well as webinars.

Free for NEAT Members! 

Webinar | Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

 

Banishing Barriers: An Exploration of AAC Access Methods- March 27

Physical disabilities are common barriers that interfere with successful access to augmentative and alternative communication. Individuals with physical disabilities who are unable to use traditional direct selection methods nonetheless have a basic human right to communicate. Teams within all settings, including schools and medical facilities, must consider creative ways to provide these individuals with access to communication. This full-day workshop will explore tools along the assistive technology continuum, ranging from using a stylus or keyguard to incorporating switches and eye gaze systems. Using case studies and hands-on activities, participants will learn innovative approaches to discovering a user’s access point and access method for attaining communication. Resources will be shared to facilitate a team’s consideration process.

Note: The presenter is a speech-language pathologist, not an occupational therapist or physical therapist. Team collaboration during an evaluation is always encouraged.

Objective 1: Recognize three types of AT tools that can be used to support alternative access to AAC.
Objective 2: List two considerations to make when identifying an access solution.
Objective 3: Simulate use of one alternative access method to enhance perspective and understanding.

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | 9 am – 3 pm
Registration begins at 8:30 am

Location: New England Assistive Technology (NEAT),
33 Coventry Street, Hartford, CT

Fee: $100 for members / $150 for non-members
Includes Contact Hours

Presenter: Elena Fader, M.A., CCC-SLP, Assistive Technology Specialist

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Member ATVenture- May 8

Let the fun begin…

NEAT invites individual members, staff from member districts and agencies to join us in an ATventure. Participants will learn about and explore the hottest trends and latest tools in assistive technology available for individuals of all ages and disabilities. These ATventures will be led by NEAT AT Specialists over three (3) separate professional developments sessions throughout the year. Each session will include different topics within the assistive technology continuum such as, but not limited to, education, workplace, ergonomics and access, communication, smart home, etc.

We’ve listened to your feedback and we’ll be trying a new format this year. These professional development opportunities will be conducted through in-person trainings as well as webinars.

Free for NEAT Members! 

In-Person Training | Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 1 PM – 4 PM

 


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