What is Assistive Technology? How can it be a support for employment? Where do I start?
Answering these questions and many more questions about Assistive Technology (AT) is the focus of this unique training opportunity. This four-hour training will include the fundamentals of AT and Assessment, as well as provide a hands-on demonstration of over 25 devices that may support individuals with disabilities in their employment journey.
Participants will leave with the renewed passion and confidence to support individuals in recognizing opportunities for AT use, pre-assessing for device implementation, and identifying resources for loaning and obtaining devices. Case scenarios will be utilized to practice skills and individual support will be available to ensure each participant is prepared for AT questions.
An AT Maker opportunity will be provided at the end of the training for one-hour. Each participant will create a Do It Yourself (DIY) version of a cell phone holder. Each session will include guest attendees of local Assistive Technology and vocational supports from the community.
Identify a training opportunity near you!
Each training will begin at 10:00am and last until 3:00pm with a one-hour break for lunch.
October 3, 2018
EPI Deery Center, 3675 University Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50701
October 16, 2018
Greater Burlington Partnership, 610 North 4th Street Suite 200, Burlington, IA 52601
October 24, 2018
Easter Seals Iowa Camp Sunnyside, 401 Northeast 66th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310
Please register and request any accommodations no later than the week prior to the event.
This training will be provided by staff of the Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Program. Register at https://iowaapse.org/upcoming-events/at-training-series/. ;
Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Program provides services to Iowans as the state Assistive Technology Act Program (ATAP) Implementing Entity. These services include an Information & Referral service, Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program, Demonstration Center, Lending Library, and online Assistive Technology Exchange.