The following free webinars are being offered by the Center on Technology and Disability (CTD):
What you need to know: Transitioning to Higher Ed for Students with Disabilities
Wednesday, January 10th 2017 – 4:00 pm ET
Featuring Alice Wershing, RESNA Certified ATP
Getting ready to attend college is daunting for every student and their family. This webinar will focus on the differences between available accommodations in higher education versus those offered in K-12 settings via IEP’s or 504 plans. Learn what type of documentation is required, what to ask when exploring colleges and how to best locate resources to smooth the way toward that first semester, whether going away or attending school near home.
Re-visioning Inclusive Classroom Environments with AT
Wednesday, January 17th 2017 – 4:00 pm ET
Featuring Dr. Raymond Heipp
This webinar demonstrates the path to integrating assistive technology (AT) in an inclusive classroom environment so that it becomes part of the whole classroom experience and not something relegated to a student or two. Create an environment where students who need to use a switch or an AAC device, for example, do not feel separated or as though they stand out in a negative way. After this webinar, teachers, therapists, administrators, and aides -from preschool classrooms to high school advanced placement courses- can feel confident to return to your classroom and create your own inclusive activities for your students.
Making and Tinkering with AT: Helping Young Children “Do”
Wednesday, January 24th 2017 – 4:00 pm ET
Featuring Susan Mistrett
Did you know that the most frequent users of AT are babies? That’s right… infants and toddlers with disabilities use the widest variety of AT supports throughout each day to participate in routine activities. The Let’s Participate Project will share findings and trends, including tips for customizing ordinary items and applying DIY and Maker Movement resources to design AT supports for every young child. We know that all children develop and learn by doing… come and see how AT can help.