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It's Just Tech ... An Interactive Tech Training Series for Providers and Caretakers Working and Living with the IDD Community
Technology is a tool that we all use to navigate our schedules and homes and allows us access to information- this is not innovative – it is a way of life that many people take for granted. For others, such as people living with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities it can be a vehicle that can provide greater independence and increased choice. This new series of 6 bi-weekly micro- trainings will focus on how existing technology can be used to help providers working with this community balance their workload more effectively while creating solutions for people living with IDD. This is a hands-on training that will demonstrate how to teach individuals living with IDD how to use mainstream technology to support individualized needs. Participants are encouraged to bring real-life examples of current needs (including their current technology).

This training will focus on applications and tools to address Independence around the House, Workforce Support Tools, and Increased Communication Tools.

The training will be led by Ms. Laurie Dale. Ms. Dale is a nationally recognized speaker and consultant with over 30 years of experience on how-to-use technology to support and empower persons with disabilities. Her company, Personal Technology Solutions, provides support for initiatives and projects to improve access to technologies for persons with disabilities including hands-on training.

The dates and topics for the training are as follows:

October 6, 2022 – Managing Users – Individual User Solutions
October 20, 2022 – Accessibility Options using an Android Smartphone
November 10, 2022 – Accessibility Options using an iPhone Smartphone
November 17, 2022 – Remote Support – Organization
December 8, 2022 – Around the House – Part 1 (registration open after November 18, 2022)
January 5, 2023 – Around the House – Part 2 (registration open after November 18, 2022)
Meeting is over, you can not register now. If you have any questions, please contact Meeting host: Genevieve Berry.