Webinar: Assistive Technology for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Date: January 25, 2022
T
ime: 4:00 – 5:00 pm ET

Program Description

Autism AwarenessAutism looks different in every diagnosed individual and there are no ‘one size fits all’ solutions to overcome the challenges that can come with the diagnosis. A wide variety of technology is available to increase independence and assist individuals in achieving a higher quality of life. The problems many people face is knowing what tools are available and choosing the correct technology or tools to meet the needs of the individual.

In this webinar we provide an overview of assistive technology (AT) devices and services that can be used to overcome challenges in communication, socialization, sensory processing and other areas to increase independence. We will discuss how to select appropriate AT and resources to assist you in this process.

Participants will learn:

  • What apps and technology are currently available to overcome specific challenges.
  • How to identify appropriate AT devices and services.
  • Where to find resources and support.

Presenter

Jessi Wright – Director of Maine CITE – Jessi Wright is an assistive technology professional (ATP) overseeing Maine CITE, the state assistive technology program in Maine. She has worked in the disability field for over 15 years in various capacities around the country including residential programs, providing autism services, teaching in special education, university disability services, and working closely with vocational rehabilitation.

Registration

How to Access this Webinar

>>Please use this link to register for this webinar

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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 January 18, 2022 via e-mail at iweb@mainecite.org or by calling 207-621-3195 or Maine Relay 711.

 

Rev: 12/16/2021