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*This event is open to the public*
 

This is an online event. Registered participants will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to join the virtual tour.

 

Tour Contacts: Lori Markland, MD TAP Executive Director; Tarita Turner, a TRS Outreach Coordinator for Maryland Relay; and Denise Barton Schuler, MD Tap Assistive Technology Specialist 

 

No cost to participants but registration is required. (Register early as space is limited.)

 

Tour Description:

Technologies play an essential role in our everyday life, and for individuals with disabilities, they help increase their independence and capacity to engage fully in daily activities, and in academic and vocational programs. With technological advances, many assistive technology devices and telecommunication services are now available to assist individuals with disabilities in overcoming the challenges that largely result from difficulties in acquiring the requisite skills needed to perform a particular task. This virtual tour of both the Maryland Assistive Technology (AT) Library and the Maryland Accessible Telecommunications program will offer participants the opportunity to see and learn about some of the newest ATs on the market, and how AT can best help them, their friends and families, and individuals with disabilities remove barriers associated with task and communication performance. Participants will also learn about AT services, financial loan programs and the loan application process, and how to advocate for AT use at home, school and agencies, and in the community.

 

Instructional Level: Introductory

 

Learning Objectives: This tour is designed to help participants:

1. See and learn about some of the newest AT on the market from an AT specialist.
2. Learn about how AT can best help them and their friends and family, or the people with whom they work.
3. Learn about AT services, financial loan programs and the loan application process.
4. Learn about available AT program resources and how to best advocate for their use at home, school and agencies, and in the community.

 

Target Populations:

  • Community living providers
  • Educators and other school support staff
  • Employment providers
  • Health, allied health or rehabilitation professionals
  • Nurses and other medical staff
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Occupational therapists
  • Parents, caregivers, family members
  • Physical therapists
  • Speech/language therapists
  • Students
  • Technology service providers
  • Other community members and providers

 

Maryland Center for Developmental Disability at Kennedy Krieger Institute reserves the right to cancel any of its workshops due to unforeseen circumstances. Should you have any questions, call 443-923-5555.

 


Register via Zoom.