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Your Executive Functioning Toolkit—Their Key to Independent Learning! Webinar 11/10/2020

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Join Diana Petschauer and Laurie McIntosh from @ATforEducation on Tuesday 11/10- Your Executive Functioning Toolkit—Their Key to Independent Learning! Diana and Laurie join the folks @donjohnstoninc to show Tools and Technology for Chromebooks, Laptops, and iPads, as well as Light Tech to Support Executive Function Skills, such as organization, task management, focus and attention, literacy, emotional regulation, scheduling and reminders, mind-mapping and more! http://bit.ly/EFtoolkit_2020_Webinar #ATchat #ATUDL #ExecutiveFunction #Dyslexia #ADHD #RemoteLearning #BlendedLearning #HybridLearning #Access4All #TeacherStrong

Schedule Your Summer & Fall Webinars,Workshops & PD! Assistive Tech, AAC & Remote Learning

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Schedule Your Summer & Fall Webinars, Workshops & PD! Assistive Tech, AAC & Remote Learning

ATforED and Access4Employment are scheduling our summer and fall professional development webinars and workshops for schools (k12 and post-secondary), parent organizations, educators, special educators and coordinators, related therapists (OT, SLP, TVI) administrators, tech integrators, vocational rehabilitation counselors, transition coordinators and area agency professionals. We are also currently scheduling evaluations and consultations for students and their teams.

  • Workshops provided as Half-Day (3 Hours), Full Day, After school, and as Live Interactive Webinars that are Recorded for future use and referral. Remote Learning Webinars for Including ALL Learners with Disabilities are Offered in increments between 1 and 3 hours with breaks as an option, as well as “Webinar Series.” Many Schools are now hosting “parent session webinars.” ALL technologies are compatible with Google Classroom, SeeSaw, Dojo and other learning platforms, as well as COPPA compliant.
  • All Webinars & Workshops are Hands-On; Participants are encouraged to bring technology/ devices to follow along, and we bring additional devices for group activities. (Laptop, iPad, Chromebook, AAC devices, other AT tools). *All On-Site Workshops Pending COVID-19 Updates & Can be planned as a Webinar for Back Up. Webinars can be provided with Hands-On support and time for participants to follow along, learn & practice skills.
  • AT & AAC Camps are typically offered as 2-3 consecutive half-day or full-day workshops (or a combination). These are also offered as Webinars for your professionals working with students who have complex communication needs/ devices and additional complex learning needs.
  • Our engaging workshops & webinars focus on ensuring access, inclusion, and success for All Learners on any device or platform (Chromebook, iPad, Laptop, Tablet).  We support Personalized Learning and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in any subject. Learn about tools that can support students in accessing curriculum, participating in assignments and activities, researching and studying, note taking, literacy and math support, executive function skills support, communication, transition and more, in ALL environments, including Remote Learning from home, as well as in the classroom and community or workplace.
  • Support for ALL abilities and disabilities including Cognitive, Sensory, Physical, Dyslexia, LD, PTSD, TBI, Executive Function, Blind, Low Vision, CVI, and Deaf/Hard of Hearing.
  • See a list and description of our workshops and webinar offerings: https://bit.ly/ATforED_PD_2020_2021
  • Call or email: info@ATforED.com    (844) 922- 2833

Free: AT, UDL & Ed Tech to Support Executive Function: Webinar, 5/6, 1:00 pm ET

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FREE & Open to ALL, including NH, in collaboration with NH Learns Alliance, @NHLearnAlliance
Wed, May 6, 1pm – 2pm

AT, UDL & Ed Tech to Support Executive Function: Webinar
Offered by AT for Education, NH Learns Alliance

Tools, Resources & Technologies to support Executive Functioning for students, educators & parents. Time Management, Scheduling & Reminders, Focus/ Attention, Literacy support, Anxiety and Mindfulness support, Task Management and Organization. Live Demos & strategies provided.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84827679368…

Meeting ID: 848 2767 9368
Password: 013094

Or, From the website, navigate to May 6 and 1 pm- click on details for the zoom link, and add to calendar for Pre-Registration: https://bit.ly/AT_EdTech_ExecFunction #ATchat #ATUDL #EdTechchat

Be sure to check out the NH Learns Alliance website for ALL of the great webinars and resources offered daily: https://sites.google.com/…/nh-learn…/online-learning-events…

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Online/Remote AT & AAC Evaluation, Consultation, Workshops& Webinars during COVID-19_ATforED Telepractice

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Online AT & AAC Consultation, Training, Webinars, Accessibility during COVID19-ATforED Telepractice- The expert consultants at AT for Education & Access4Employment will continue to provide online Assistive Technology and AAC consultation, training, and live webinars (that are recorded per request for future use) throughout the next few weeks/months, for anyone needing further support online during School and Business closures due to COVID-19. Diverse Learners Can Access Curriculum & Instruction. If you don’t know how your Diverse Learners can access their education online, we can show you how to do it with Assistive Technology. Adults with disabilities can also be productive  and successful from home for employment opportunities using AT. 

Whether you are in need of weekly or monthly consultation for AT or AAC implementation and use, AT or AAC evaluations, Professional Development training or hours, or support with meeting accessibility compliance, we are prepared to support your assistive technology needs.

Our online, tele-practice services are also provided for college students, students transitioning to post-secondary and vocational services, adults in the workplace or community, parents and family members, related therapists and healthcare workers, educators and staff, area agencies, disability support professionals, administrators and employers. Call or email for more information or to discuss your needs. 844-922-2833 info@ATforED.com

Were you or your staff scheduled to attend a conference that has been recently canceled? We are here to provide your online PD! Here are Examples of our professional development workshops, webinars and camps: http://bit.ly/ATforEDworkshops_webinars2020

We use the accessible and HIPPA approved Zoom platform for all online meetings, evals, consults, teleconferences and services, which allow our clients to see and hear our expert consultants, as well as our technology screens, whether we are using a laptop, Chromebook, iPad, tablet, etc. We also see our client’s screen as necessary to guide you through learning and troubleshooting. Our online services are available for 1:1 support, small group and large groups. We personalize our AT/AAC services to meet your specific needs. 844-922-2833 info@ATforED.com

Stay Healthy and Well.

 

AT & UDL Lab-Virtual Presentations-Support Learners with Dyslexia- Combining Assistive Technology & Literacy Intervention- THE BEST Multi-sensory Support for Dyslexia

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International Dyslexia Association Conference Offers- AT-UDL Lab! “In addition to explicit reading instruction, Technology is a component of support for learners with Dyslexia, and all learners. The Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning Lab offers two full days of live, virtual 30-minute presentations of riveting content from national experts in the areas of assistive technology and universal design…” Join this event live via the online conference venue or Facebook live! http://bit.ly/IDA_ATUDL_Lab

Combining Assistive Technology & Literacy Intervention- THE BEST Multi-sensory Support for Dyslexia

Assistive Technology (AT) combined with literacy instruction bridges gaps for learners with Dyslexia by supporting access to grade level content, supporting confidence and independence, improving reading and writing skills, supporting executive function skills (memory, recall, scheduling/ reminders, organization), as well as preparing them to succeed in higher ed and the workplace. AT reduces frustration and prevents learners from falling behind, or worse, wanting to drop out/ quit school because of literacy challenges. If individuals do not have access to AT along with literacy instruction, their literacy development will suffer, negatively impacting important skills such as comprehension, written expression, and conversation dialogue, as well as presentation skills. Assistive Technology supports critical executive function skills that many students with Dyslexia struggle with, including time management, organization, attention and focus, task initiation and emotional regulation, all critical for successful transition to post-secondary options and the global workplace. Often, students and educators don’t even realize what AT exists already in their pocket or backpack!

In addition, most reading specialists and SLP’s are elated to learn that there is assistive technology specifically to support OG literacy instruction, that can be embedded in their literacy intervention, not only to provide a multi-sensory approach, but for some of our learners with Dyslexia, this IS their means of access when they have a print disability. Sometimes replacing the paper and pencil due to fine motor difficulties, sometimes making the lessons accessible for a learner who also has CVI or a visual impairment.

AT Makes UDL Possible! AT supports multiple means of Access, Engagement, & Expression for All Learners, including those with Dyslexia.

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Winter CEU’s-Professional Dev-2-Day Workshop: Successful Transition to College & the Workplace: Jan 28/29

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Winter CEU’s-Professional Development-2-Day Hands-On Pre-Conference Workshop: Successful Transition to College and the Workplace: AT, Accommodations, & Advocacy Jan 28 & 29, 2020 (PRE-7TW) ATIA 2020 Orlando! https://www.atia.org/2020-pre-conference-seminars/#Transition

Transition from High School to College or the Workplace is a significant time in an individual’s life. What Accommodations & Assistive Technologies are available to succeed in higher ed & while working? AT supports individuals with disabilities to be able to efficiently & equally access the workplace, college or vocational training, to accomplish tasks that may be difficult or impossible due to their disability. AT demonstrations, case studies & hands-on exploration of the most innovative AT including various devices, tools, apps, software, and adaptive equipment will be demonstrated & explored during group activities and Hands-On workstations! Free, Built-In Accessibility & Low-Cost options will be explored. From simple, important features such as OCR and text to speech to more advanced options such as head control & eye gaze. Learn how to support Literacy, Math, Communication, Accessible Digital Documents & Materials, Digital Books & Programs, Note Taking options for school & meetings, Scheduling & Reminders, Organization, Task Management, Sensory & Physical support, Working Memory, Language Translation, Online Learning & online meeting/ telepractice to support clients & students. BYOT- Bring Your Own Tech to follow along, as well as learn from our hands-on tech stations provided ! Support for various disabilities including Cognitive, Dyslexia, LD, Physical, TBI, CVI, Executive Function, Blind, Low Vision, & Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Autism. Learn the difference between HS, Post-Secondary, & Workplace laws & discuss individual’s rights as well as self-advocacy strategies & resources. This workshop is incredibly helpful for transition coordinators, AT coordinators in K12 & higher ed, college ADA/Equity/Compliance/Diversity professionals, adults with disabilities, special educators, parents, Voc Rehab counselors, school counselors, advisors, administrators, & related therapists. This workshop is presented by a team of AT experts currently working with clients in HS, higher ed, adult ed and the workplace, professionals previously working as AT coordinators in colleges, K12 & Voc Rehab, & area agencies. Over 30 years of combined experience with this multi-disciplinary team guiding you through this hands-on, engaging two-day workshop, you will leave with an incredible toolkit of resources, skills & technologies to implement & share immediately in your practice. You will learn while building a new network of professionals to communicate & collaborate with!

Session Description Website: https://www.atia.org/2020-pre-conference-seminars/#Transition

Register: https://www.atia.org/register/

Free Assistive Tech Camp for Blind & Visually Impaired Youth 10/25-10/27

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Free Assistive Technology Camp for Blind & Visually Impaired Youth October 25-27!
The Association of Blind Citizens (ABC) is sponsoring a weekend camp in Dover, New Hampshire for legally blind youth between the ages of 12-16, open to NH and Massachusetts students. ABC is a not for profit, all volunteer, organization that has been providing programs and services for the blind and visually impaired community for the past 19 years. This program is an outgrowth of our experience in operating camps for blind children. Participants will spend the weekend experiencing hands-on technology demonstrations and group activities! Participants should bring their own iPhone and/or iPad. If you do not own one, devices will be available on free loan with apps fully loaded. The certified Assistive Technology trainers, Diana Petschauer and Stephen Yerardi, from AT for Education, will engage the students with activities to teach:

*Built-In Accessibility features to access everything from your phone or tablet (text to speech, magnification, high contrast, display accommodations, speech to text)

*Access to Digital Books and Handouts for school

*Support for Literacy, Math and Executive Function

* Instant OCR and text to speech for documents on the go such as Menus, grocery items, signs, etc.

*Money, color and product identification

*Navigation support

*Voice Control devices (Siri versus Alexa versus Google)

*The latest innovative assistive technologies! For recreation activities, an indoor pool and adaptive games will be available, and meals provided. This will be a weekend of learning and fun activities and a chance to meet new friends. The program will take place the weekend of October 25-27, 2019, in Dover, NH. Transportation for MA attendees will be provided with pick up in Boston. NH attendees will need to be driven by parent/ guardian. If you are a teacher of the visually impaired or an orientation and mobility instructor, please inform your students’ parents or guardian about this opportunity. If you are the parent of a blind child, please contact John Oliveira at president@blindcitizens.org or call 781-961-1023, if your child is interested. You will receive registration materials and information at that time. This opportunity is being offered at no charge to participants. The registration deadline is October 11, 2019.

 

3 NH Workshop Days! Assistive Tech & AAC, Join us for PD Hands-On in Nov, Dec.,& February!

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3 New Hampshire Workshop Days! Assistive Tech & AAC, Join us for Professional Development Hands-On in November, December and February!

Come learn about tools that can support students in accessing curriculum, participating in assignments and activities, researching and studying, note taking, literacy and math support, executive function skills support (organization, time management, scheduling/reminders), Accessible Educational Materials (AEM), AAC, Transition and more! Bring your Laptop, Chromebook and iPad for hands-on Learning! Tools to support All Learners including those with Dyslexia, LD, Blind/Low Vision, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Physical, Cognitive and sensory disabilities as well as Autism. All Workshops Sponsored by NHASEA. Info & Registration: http://bit.ly/NH_AT_AAC_PD

Upstate, NY- CUOT Assistive Tech Expo-November 15 & 16th

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Upstate, NY- CUOT Assistive Tech Expo- Join Us! November 15 & 16th:
ATforED Consultants will be facilitating Two Half Day, Hands-On workshops for Executive Functioning Across the Lifespan as well as AT-UDL Apps, Extensions and Tools: Support Diverse Learners on ALL Devices Across the Curriculum- along with other excellent presentations and AT activities occurring!
Registration for this year’s CUOT Assistive Technology Expo is now open!
Please visit the website https://www.clarksonassistivetech.com/at-expo.html for a full description of this year’s events.

· Breakout sessions on powered mobility, AT for executive function, AT for learning, accessibility & universal design, and environmental modifications
· Evening event with student posters, hands-on AT exploration, and refreshments
· Keynote presentation on brain-computer interfacing
· Make & take with Therese Willkomm, the “MacGyver of AT”
CEU certificates will be provided by Clarkson University’s Department of Occupational Therapy (an approved continuing education provider of the American Occupational Therapy Association*) and Clarkson University’s Department of Physical Therapy (an approved continuing education provider of the New York Physical Therapy Association).
* The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Register by November 1 for early registration discounts.

Once again, supplemental funding is available to individuals with disabilities, family members or caregivers through a generous grant from the John Ben Snow Foundation. Application & approval required.

ATIA 2020-2 Day Hands-On: Successful Transition to College & Workplace

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Join Our Team at ATIA 2020! We are excited to be planning our fall & winter PD, are you?! Join us for this Engaging Two day Hands-On Pre-Conference Workshop- PRE-7TW: Successful Transition to College and the Workplace: AT, Accommodations, and Advocacy http://bit.ly/TransitionATIA2020 January 28 & 29, 2020
Transition from High School to College or the Workplace is a significant time in an individual’s life. What Accommodations & Assistive Technologies are available to succeed in higher ed & while working? AT supports individuals with disabilities to be able to efficiently & equally access the workplace, college or vocational training, to accomplish tasks that may be difficult or impossible due to their disability. AT demonstrations, case studies & hands-on exploration of the most innovative AT including various devices, tools, apps, software, and adaptive equipment will be demonstrated & explored during group activities and Hands-On workstations! Free, Built-In Accessibility & Low-Cost options will be explored. From simple, important features such as OCR and text to speech to more advanced options such as head control & eye gaze. Learn how to support Literacy, Math, Communication, Accessible Digital Documents & Materials, Digital Books & Programs, Note Taking options for school & meetings, Scheduling & Reminders, Organization, Task Management, Sensory & Physical support, Working Memory, Language Translation, Online Learning & online meeting/ telepractice to support clients & students. Support for various disabilities including Cognitive, Dyslexia, LD, Physical, TBI, CVI, Executive Function, Blind, Low Vision, & Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Autism. Learn the difference between HS, Post-Secondary, & Workplace laws & discuss individual’s rights as well as self-advocacy strategies & resources. This workshop is incredibly helpful for transition coordinators, AT coordinators in K12 & higher ed, college ADA/Equity/Compliance/Diversity professionals, adults with disabilities, special educators, parents, Voc Rehab counselors, school counselors, advisors, administrators, & related therapists. This workshop is presented by a team of AT experts currently working with clients in HS, higher ed, adult ed and the workplace, professionals previously working as AT coordinators in colleges, K12 & Voc Rehab, & area agencies. Over 30 years of combined experience with this multi-disciplinary team guiding you through this hands-on, engaging two-day workshop, you will leave with an incredible toolkit of resources, skills & technologies to implement & share immediately in your practice. You will learn while building a new network of professionals to communicate & collaborate with!
Session Description Website: https://www.atia.org/2020-pre-conference-seminars/…