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Thursday, December 3 • 9:20am - 10:10am
The iPad - A Gateway Technology to Greater Independence and Social Connection FULL

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As a form of mainstream technology, the iPad has been revolutionary in terms of its accessibility to a variety of people including individuals with disabilities. This presentation will discuss the different ways that the iPad and related technologies can support greater independence and social connection for adults with disabilities. Examples of apps in the areas of internet access, reading, writing, communication, recreation and time management will be demonstrated. A self-advocate who has used an iPad extensively for communication and employment will share his experiences.. OBJECTIVES:?Explain why access to technologies like the iPad are essential to independent living and inclusion in the community ?Describe the different ways in which iPad technology can be used to increase a a person?s independence and social interaction in everyday life ?Identify the key elements of support that are necessary for a person to effectively use iPads ?Identify possible barriers to the use of iPads with adults with developmental disabilities ?Identify iPad applications in the areas of communication, literacy and independent living that can be used with adults

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Pascal Cheng

Education and Communication Specialist, Howard Center
I currently work for the Howard Center in Burlington, Vermont as an educational and communication specialist, providing training and consultation in the areas of augmentative/alternative communication, assistive technology and literacy for children and adults with developmental disabilities... Read More →
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Tracy Thresher

Mentor and Communication Consultant, Washington County Mental Health
Tracy Thresher is a native Vermonter who lives and works in Vermont. Tracy began using Facilitated Communication in 1990 and was one of the first individuals with autism in Vermont to be introduced to the method. He has presented at local, statewide and national workshops and conferences... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2015 9:20am - 10:10am PST
Salon B 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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