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  • Assistive Technology in the Private Sector

    Assistive Technology in the Private Sector

    This course is designed to help the private rehabilitation provider gain a greater access as to how they can access assistive technology for their clients as well as what technology can help with different impairments. Low Tech and High Tech devices will be reviewed in areas of functional deficit which impact the disabled worker such as devices to enhance mobility and exertional limitations, devices to enhance cognition, devices for vision and hearing impairments, devices for communication, and we will even cover a few devices that can be used for everyday living. Some discussion around technology advances and the issues of connectivity will be addressed.

    Objectives:

    As a result of this activity, participants

    • will learn the formal definition of assistive technology (AT)
    • will gain knowledge of AT services provided to consumers
    • will be able to identify Federal and State funding programs to help support AT resources
    • will be able to identify the changes in legislation which have help put AT on the forefront of legislators
    • will learn the components of an AT evaluation
    • will learn the low tech/high tech devices in mobility, ergonomics, speech, cognition, vision and hearing and everyday living

     

    Presenters:

    Salvatore Garozzo MBA, MS, CRC is the Executive Director of UCP of Western Massachusetts and also a member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professional (SSVE Division). He has 30 years of experience in the field of public sector rehabilitation and is an advocate for the enhanced use of assistive technology for all persons with disabilities throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has spoken before the Massachusetts legislature (pre-pandemic) and is currently working with the Western Massachusetts Representatives to create a commission to expand AT use.

     

    Jennifer Baker, Ph.D, COTA, PTA. SLPA. ATP is one of the leading Assistive Technology Professionals practicing in Massachusetts and Connecticut. She is the Consulting Senior AT Clinical Director for UCP working in program development and AT practice. 

    Kathie Sullivan is the Director of Assistive Technology at UCP of Western Massachusetts. She attained her bachelor’s degree from Bay Path College and has a decade of experience in the field of assistive technology and advocacy. She believes assistive technology is the key to independence.  

    See Details and Register Here

    Members - $25 / Non-members - $35

  • Save the Date!

    Good Morning,

    I hope everyone is well & staying healthy!  As the current President of the New England Chapter, I am excited to announce we are hosting several webinars this fall in lieu of in-person conferences.

    I will be sending more information shortly, but save the date(s)!
    October 30th- 30th Anniversary of the ADA- How times have changed (12pm-2pm EST)

    November 6th- Understanding the World of Transition and Embracing Change (Pre-work: 12pm-1pm & lecture: 1pm-2pm EST)

    December 9th- Webinar on Assistive Technology (2pm-4pm EST)

    We hope to see you there- Have a great day!

    Sincerely,

    Erin S. Bailey
    IARP President, New England Chapter

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National Calendar


Chapter Leadership

President – Erin Bailey 

President Elect – Stephanie Hart-Nowell

Past President – Kerry Skillin

Secretary – Mary Cloutier

Treasurer – Sharon Morra

Rhode Island Rep – Vacant

New Hampshire Rep – Fran Plaisted 

Vermont Rep – Iris Banks

Massachusetts Rep – Nancy Segreve

Maine Rep – Laura Feeney

Connecticut Rep – Alicia Heine

Member-at-Large – Phyliss Shapiro

Member-at-Large – John May