Assistive Technology


Published: July 8th, 2020

EXTERNAL PD OPPORTUNITY: IHD Evidence for Success VIRTUAL Disability Mini-Conference | July 20 & 21, 2020

Join Us for an Exciting New Event IHD Evidence for Success VIRTUAL Mini-Conference July 20 & 21, 2020 Assistive Technology Innovative Practices in Disability Disciplines

Choose from 17 virtual sessions Featuring nationally known speakers and local experts Earn up to 10 CE Credit Hours

The Institute for Human Development at Northern Arizona University and the Arizona Technology Access Program are introducing the IHD Virtual Academy, an online learning environment focused on evidence based practices in disability disciplines. We invite you to join our first event:

  • 2 day mini-conference
  • 17 diverse sessions selected from this summer’s in-person conference which was cancelled due to COVID-19
  • Featuring nationally recognized speakers Jonathan Martinis, Gayl Bowser and Mo Buti along with numerous local and regional experts
  • Topics covered include Employment, Education (K-12), AAC, American Indian Rehabilitation Service (AIVRS)Community Living and more!
  • Four 75 minute sessions each day, with 2 or 3 concurrent session options per time-slot
  • Earn up to 5 CE credit hours per day – 10 CE credit hours for the entire mini-conference
    • Northern Arizona University and Arizona Department of Education CEU certificates
    • CRCs offered

Great value and very affordable pricing!

3 Registration and Cost Options:

  • Option 1: Monday, July 20 only – COST:  $15
  • Option 2: Tuesday, July 21 only – COST:  $15
  • Option 3: Full 2-Day Conference – COST:  $25

NOTE: Participants can choose up to FOUR 75-minute sessions per day!

Upon registration and payment, participants will get links to all the sessions they can choose from so they can sign-up for the sessions they want.

Click here for more information, including the conference program and the presenter bios.

If you have any questions, please contact Adi Schaeffer at [email protected] or 602.728.9534.

We hope to see you on July 20 & 21, 2020!

Posted in Assistive Technology, Updates |
Published: April 21st, 2020

PD INFO: Assistive Technology Virtual Meetup Hour on Fridays – First One is April 24

Special Education Directors,

The ADE/ESS Assistive Technology (AT) team is pleased to offer a weekly Virtual Meetup hour every Friday. ADE/ESS AT Specialists Mitch Galbraith, OTR, Margaret Egan, PT, and ADE Assistive Technology Short Term Loan Library coordinator, Mike Buckley, are here to support your needs and answer your questions with the first virtual meetup scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Mitch, Margaret, and Mike will answer your assistive technology questions (but not IT questions!). Participants will type/dictate their questions into the Chat Box (please do not use identifiable information), and the ESS AT team will answer them during the hour. Participants will be muted during this chat so that people do not talk over each other, and the team will address as many of the questions as possible during the hour. All remaining questions will be gathered and answers posted on an ADE/ESS AT Padlet. Registration for the virtual meetup will allow the AT team access to your contact information so the Padlet can be sent directly to you.

These sessions will improve the ESS/AT team’s understanding of your needs and help to formulate trainings to address the needs of your students, as well as identify tools and strategies you can use with students virtually.

Join us for this 60-minute (Zoom) virtual meetup!

To continue to problem-solve regarding virtual learning, ESS/AT is developing short videos called “Quick AT Tips” that will be available for you to view on your own time. The team will post the links on the Assistive Technology Website as each tip is completed. We would appreciate feedback on topics, questions, and needs for your general education, special education, and related service provider staff.

Register for this event here

Questions regarding the Virtual Meet-up can be sent to the AT Inbox.

Posted in Assistive Technology, Updates |