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Using Assistive Technology to Increase Independence of Adults with I/DD

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presenters:

  • Derek Hedges, Medicaid Waiver Supervisor, DDD
  • Kathy Hooyenga, Occupational Therapist & Rehabilitation Engineering Technologist, University of Illinois – Chicago (UIC)
  • Fani Lee, Occupational Therapist, UIC
  • Patricia Politano, Speech-Language Pathologist, UIC
  • Vincent Smith, Self-Advocate

This webinar will review ways providers can use assistive technology to help people with I/DD be more independent.  This will include information about apps and devices that can assist consumers with self-care tasks, reminders, reading, writing, and travel in the community.  In addition, low-tech assistive technology that can enable consumers to handle many tasks around the home environment will be presented.  Information will be shared about ways AT can be funded.  Attendees will also hear from a self-advocate on how they use assistive technology in their life.

Link to register:  https://illinois.webex.com/illinois/j.php?MTID=e7f38dac51169c7047d05b28d865178a9

Questions: Christina Suggs at Christina.Suggs@illinois.gov

 

Details

Date:
October 27
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm