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AT and Accommodations in Post-Secondary Education, Supporting Successful Transition!

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Free webinar hosted by CTD (Center on Technology & Disability), presented by Diana Petschauer and Alyssa Marinaccio from AT for Education. Create a Free Login to Register: http://bit.ly/TransitionCTD

4/20/16 , 5:00 pm-6:30 pm EST

Presenters:
Diana Petschauer, M.Ed., ATP, CEO – AT for Education; RESNA certified ATP, consultant for ATforED.
Alyssa Marinaccio, M.Ed., ATP, AT Coordinator for the Office of Disability Services at UCONN, RESNA Certified ATP & consultant for ATforED.

Diana Petschauer, M.Ed., ATP & Alyssa Marinaccio, M.Ed.Transition from high school to college is a significant and critical time in a student’s life and educational career. This webinar will inform participants of strategies and resources to help ensure that the transition is a successful one! Learn about the different assistive technology options for students in high school and college.  Free and low-cost AT options, self-advocacy and awareness skills, and IEPs vs 504 will be discussed. The presenters will share their knowledge on how to seek accommodations in college including: when to start; what to ask for, who to contact, and what documentation colleges require. Learn the process for registering with the Disabilities Services Office. Information regarding the acquisition of accessible versions of textbooks will also be shared (as this differs from the high school process).  Assistive technology options will be demonstrated including literacy support, note taking support, executive function support, and support for sensory and physical disabilities.

This information is incredibly helpful for high school students, parents, transition coordinators, Vocational Rehabilitation counselors, school counselors/ advisors, high school educators & special educators.  Many resources will be shared for participants to refer back to and use immediately.

Audience: Educators, Special Educators, Counselors, Disability Support Organizations, Family members, Parents, Students, Advocates, AT Professionals.

In the New England Area? Join Us for Apps Across the Curriculum! PD Workshop, 3/10/16

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Apps Across The Curriculum!

3/10/16, 8:30 am- 3:00 pm, Youth Education Tomorrow Center, Tilton, NH. Right Off 93, Exit 19.

After first issuing 1:1 iPads and laptops, many schools are now implementing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs that provide more choice for educators and learners. Some are even Going Google with Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education (GAFE). How do you support learners on all of these devices, including your struggling learners, using free and low cost Apps & AT solutions? Join us for this in-depth workshop focusing on the most important assistive technology tools for ensuring success for all learners on all devices!  Using FREE and low cost programs and software, apps, extensions, and the built-in accessibility features and tools available on the Apple’s IOS devices (For iPads and iPhones) and from Google’s Chrome Web Store (For Chromebooks, laptops, tablets, & Surface Pro).

You will learn about a number of built-in accessibility features that provide free AT solutions for diverse learners out of the box, as well as a number of free and low cost apps to support your struggling students in accessing textbooks and learning materials (Handouts/Worksheets) and completing assignments using technology. AT and app solutions to support students with learning disabilities (including Dyslexia), physical disabilities, low vision or blindness, and difficulties with executive functioning, literacy and math will be discussed. With these apps, software and assistive technology supports, you will have a powerful toolkit for fostering access and success across all platforms, devices, and subjects! Free tools and features include text to speech for research and textbooks as well as worksheets, speech to text (voice recognition, access to Bookshare, mind-mapping and brainstorming, scheduling & reminders, note taking support, word prediction, completing worksheets and handouts with technology, literacy practice and access to math, and more!

We will also dive into the Chrome web store as well as using Google Docs and Google Drive.

*Note: It is imperative that participants have access to a device that allows them administrative privileges to download free and low cost apps and AT as they choose, or a personal device that they own and is not school issued. You may use more than one device including an iPad, laptop (mac or PC, Chromebook, Surface pro, Android tablet). For school trainings, IT/Admin can download apps ahead of time, or after the training as they see appropriate.

The latest AT available for students as well as an overview of available AT for students is discussed. Register: http://yetnh.com/events/apps-across-the-curriculum-2/

 

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Join us at ATIA 2016, Pre-Conference Workshop, Apps Across the Curriculum! iOS and Google!

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The ATIA conference is the largest international conference showcasing the best in assistive technology tools and services. Attendees gather from across the world to hear from the biggest names in AT about the latest trends and methods, as well as view state-of-the-art AT tools and services in the ATIA Exhibit Hall. They also network with and learn from fellow professionals and peers!
Attend our One Day Pre-Conference, 2/3/16, Apps Across the Curriculum,iOS and Google Chrome! PRE-15W.

Description: http://bit.ly/1MMIrOa

Registration: http://bit.ly/1dKtyNA

Diana Petschauer, M.Ed, RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional from AT for Education will be co-presenting with Luis Perez, Ph.D, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher, and Stacy Driscoll, M.Ed, RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional, AT for Education and Lifelong AT. Join us for a full day of hands-on learning!

AT tools and Apps to support executive functioning, Middle School-Post-Secondary. Free Webinar!

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Register Now to Start the New Year fresh, with new AT tools and Apps to support executive functioning, Middle School-Post-Secondary. Free Webinar via CTD! Join Diana Petschauer and Stacy Driscoll from AT for Education, 1/20/16, 4-5:30 pm EST: http://ow.ly/WfxPY

Executive function is often described as difficulty with planning, behavior control/regulation, organization and thinking skills. For individual with autism, dyslexia, learning disability or nonverbal learning disability, components of executive functioning can limit functional capabilities in all areas of occupation. For students transitioning to post-secondary institutions of higher education, planning, memory and temporal organization are frequent challenges with recalling the who, what, when and where of many tasks. In this webinar, Diana and Stacy will discuss alternative ways to use Assistive Technology (AT) for executive function and share Apps that can assist Adolescents in their journey towards academic achievement and independent living. 192.168.1.254 ip address like maybe there is an issue with the router or with the IP address that you entered is incorrect

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Upcoming Training, Conferences, PD, Workshops!

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Where is AT for Education this year?! In addition to our local evals, training and consults, join the AT for Education consultants at many national conferences and workshops this year! We will be presenting and training all day pre-conference workshops as well as half-day and concurrent sessions on Chrome Apps & Extensions/ Going Google! Using Chromebooks and apps as AT;

iOS accessibility and iPad apps, Free and Low Cost AT programs/ apps/ solutions for Pre-K- 12 and post-secondary, successful transition, and more! Join us at Closing the Gap in October http://bit.ly/1LrauPZ (MN), New England AT Conference in November http://bit.ly/1JdRDF6 (RI), Christa McAulliffe Tech Conference in December http://bit.ly/1U8qetv (NH), ATIA in February http://bit.ly/1MMIrOa (FL) http://bit.ly/1dKtyNA, and CSUN in March http://bit.ly/1LtKHJR (CA). We look forward to presenting with nationally/ internationally  recognized experts in the field including Diana Petschauer, Stacy Driscoll, Luis Perez, and Alyssa Marinaccio! Call/ email us today to provide a training in your area, or schedule a live webinar!   Email: dp.ATspecialist@gmail.com; Call: 603-998-4980.

Chromebook and iPad apps and devices

Chromebook and iPad apps and devices

FREE Online Summer PD! Earn ECU’s and Learn about Assistive Techology!

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Join us for FREE Online Summer PD! Earn ECU’s and Learn about Phenomenal Assistive Technology for your students! August 17-September 4th. 3.5 hours each week. Funded by CTD (Center on technology and Disability). Take advantage of your nights and free time to refresh your skills and learn new knowledge to start your school year off successfully, prepared to support all of your students, and the best part, from the comfort of your home or summer getaway!

Apps Across the Curriculum! Supporting Struggling Learners on All devices & platforms! Free and Low Cost Assistive Technology Solutions.
After first issuing 1:1 iPads and laptops, many schools are now implementing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs that provide more choice for educators, parents, and learners. Some are even Going Google with Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education (GAFE). How do you support struggling learners on all of these devices, using free and low cost Apps & AT solutions? Join us for this three week, in-depth learning module/online course focusing on the most important assistive technology tools for ensuring success for all learners on all devices! Using FREE and low cost programs and software, apps, extensions, and the built-in accessibility features and tools available on the Apple’s IOS devices (For iPads and iPhones) and from Google’s Chrome Web Store (For Chromebooks, laptops, tablets, & Surface Pro).

You will learn about a number of built-in accessibility features that provide free AT solutions for diverse learners out of the box, as well as a number of free and low cost apps to support your struggling students in accessing textbooks and learning materials (Handouts/Worksheets) and completing assignments using technology. AT and app solutions to support students with learning disabilities (including Dyslexia), physical disabilities, low vision or blindness, and difficulties with executive functioning, literacy and math will be discussed. With these apps, software and assistive technology supports, you will have a powerful toolkit for fostering access and success across all platforms, devices, and subjects!
Register for FREE at CTD (You will need to create a free login prior to registering): http://ctdinstitute.org/elearning/courses

This course includes 3 live webinars where participants follow along and participate hands-on while asking questions and following the instructor’s guidance. The remainder of each week includes an individual or group assignment and online discussion board, with personal time with the instructor as needed/ requested online.http://ctdinstitute.org/elearning/courses

Join us at Camp CreATe this August for AT PD and CEU’s ! Professional Development in Assistive Technology

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Enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating summer and then join us at Camp CreATe this August for Professional Development! Sessions include: Solutions for Easier Living and Working; Making Assistive Technology Information Accessible; Apps Across the Curriculum: Supporting Struggling Learners on All Devices & Platforms; Reuse, Repurpose, Repair, and Refurbish, Creating Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes! Learn Share, Collaborate, Network, and earn ECU’s! Register for one day or several. Register Today! https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17938

SWAAAC Summer AT Symposium, 6/8 & 6/9, Join Us in Denver!

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Join AT for Education on June 8th and 9th in Denver, CO for several Assistive Technology workshop sessions at the SWAAAC summer symposium, AT conference at the Auraria Higher Education Center – Denver! Chrome as AT (Chrome apps and extensions for education), Successful transition to college, iPad apps for struggling learners, iPad apps for early literacy, and building an AT team in your school district.
http://bit.ly/1B5lP1u

This 2 day conference features workshops with nationally renowned trainers, break-out sessions and roundtable discussions addressing topics related to the academic support needs of students with disability. In addition to the workshops, participants will enjoy a state-of-the-art exhibit hall, lunch and awards ceremony and professional networking.

Successful Transition to College- AT options, awareness and advocacy!

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Successful Transition to College- AT Options, Awareness & Advocacy; FREE EVENT! Join Diana Petschauer and Fran Bevans from AT for Ed and Access4Employment for this informative presentation at the college forum in Providence RI. March 7th, 8:30 am-1:30 pm. When to start, who to contact, accommodations in college and Assistive Technology options & Demos.
Is College in Your Future? The 11th Annual College Planning
Forum
for students with disabilities, IEP & 504 plans and other challenges, their parents and school personnel.

March 7, 2015

8:30 AM to 1:30 PM Providence College
549 River Avenue

Providence, RI 02918

Ruane Hall

Schedule of Events

8:30 to 8:55 Registration

9:00 Welcome

9:15 to 10:00

The Freshman Experience
& Keynote

10:15 to 12:15
Concurrent Sessions

Navigating College

Admissions & Accommodations

Successful Transition to College

Assistive Technology Options, Awareness & Advocacy

12:30 to 1:30
College Student Panel

College students with disabilities share their experiences.

Refreshments will be served

Contact Diana Kriner at: 270-0101 ext. 129 or Jane Cotter at: jane.cotter@ebecri.org  to Register

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CSUN Presentations, San Diego, CSUN 2015!

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Going to CSUN AT Conference next week in sunny San Diego? Don’t miss the phenomenal presentations by Lyndon Dunbar & Alyssa Marinaccio from AT for Ed and Access4Employment! In addition to expert knowledge, there will be raffles at each session for iPad apps and iTunes cards! Sessions include iPad apps for Blind & Low Vision users in the Workplace; Successful Transition to College, AT Options, Awareness& Advocacy; and iPad apps for Struggling Readers & Writers, check out the infohttp://www.csun.edu/…/index.p…/public/presentations/view/144

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