AT Devices for All Bodies

Date: December 13, 2022
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm ET

Program Description

Tiles stack on top of each other that read "One size does not fit all"This webinar will cover mobility equipment and AT (assistive technology) devices that are used by people whose bodies do not fall in the average range for height or weight. Many environments do not accommodate all people, and some of us rely on technology to achieve independence on a daily basis, or to rehabilitate after illness or injury.

We will look at “bariatric” AT for those who are seriously overweight, devices and accommodations for Little People, and modifications and gadgets that work for people who are very tall. Consideration will be given to the user’s or their caregiver’s safety, and some ideas for resources.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about some health and safety concerns and environmental barriers for people who are either very overweight, of very short stature, or who are unusually tall.
  • Become familiar with AT devices and modifications for all body types that increase independence and safety.

Presenter

Melissa Bliss, MS OTR/L – Melissa is an occupational therapist and assistive technology specialist at Maine CITE, the state assistive technology program in Maine. She has worked in a wide variety of educational and clinical settings as an OT, including home health, nursing homes, early intervention, schools, acute care, rehab, and as a program coordinator for an AT lending library and reuse program in Portland.

Registration

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Certificates of Attendance

Participants attending the live webinar will receive a link to a short program evaluation form at the end of the presentation. Certificates of Attendance will be sent (via e-mail) to those who have completed this evaluation form.

Accommodation

CART captioning is provided for all Maine CITE webinars. If you need an additional accommodation to participate in this webinar, please contact Maine CITE Program on or before December 6, 2022 via e-mail at iweb@mainecite.org or by calling 207-621-3195 or Maine Relay 711.

Rev: 11/15/2022