TEC (Technology Enhancing Capabilities) Conference


 

June 5, 2019

Naperville, IL

The Technology Enhancing Capabilities (TEC) Lab, National Association of QIDPs (NAQ), Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (IARF), Disability Cocoon, and TAP (the Autism Program of Illinois) were proud to host the 3rd annual TEC Conference.   This was no ordinary event - attendees had an opportunity to see, touch, and experience a variety of products as well as connect with experts who shared their tips and tricks for the successful implementation of technology.    

June 5 Highlights

Keynote Speaker:  Harold Sloves
Breakout Speakers:  Connie Melvin, Richard Harrington, Carly Steele
Exhibitors:  Rest Assured, Nucleus Care, Simply Home, Good Life Innovations, Night Owl, Medisked, Infinitec, Cherry Hills Bookstore & High Tide Press, Foothold Technologies, Feel Good, Arc of Illinois, Therap, Health Risk Screening, Station MD, CreateAbility, Quillo, and Disability Cocoon

 

June 5 & 6, 2018 

Naperville, IL

On June 6 & 7, 2018 NAQ hosted the 2nd Annual TEC (Technology Enhancing Capabilities) Conference at the NIU Conference Center in Naperville, IL.  This event is dedicated to addressing how assistive technology can improve the lives of and encourage independence for people with intellectual disabilities.

 On June 6 service providers, caregivers, and people supported learned about a wide variety of technologies – from cutting edge innovations to well-established products and services. 

June 6 Highlights

During the hands-on half day event on June 7, attendees were guided through the process of creating their own pieces of assistive technology.  

June 7 Highlights

NAQ would like to thank the following people/companies for their role in making this event an enormous success:

Keynote Speakers:  Sandy Henry, Tony Gentry, and Robin Pegg
Breakout Speakers:  Krista Opstedal, Brittany Lambert, Anna MacIntyre, Lisa McClory, Dave Zebutis, and Dustin Wright 
Panel Speakers:  Nate Trainor, Jean Trainor, Troy McAllister, Jennifer Durnas, and Bill Henzlik
Exhibitors:  Rest Assured, Sengistix, Cherry Hill Bookstore, Illinois Assistive Technology Program, Therap, and Modular Hose 
 

June 6 & 7, 2017

Tinley Park, IL 

On June 6 & 7 2017 the National Association of QIDPs, Illinois Division of Developmental Disabilities, and Coleman Foundation hosted "A Day Long Look at Assistive Technology".  This event introduced families and caregivers/service providers to a variety of assistive technologies that help people with disabilities be as independent as possible.  We'd like to share a few of the highlights.........

June 6 Highlights

June 7 Highlights

NAQ would like to thank the following people/companies for their role in making this event an enormous success:

Sponsors: llinois Division of Developmental Disabilities, The Coleman Foundation
Keynote Speakers: Alice Brouhard, Richard Ellenson, Dustin Wright, and Duane Tempel
Breakout Speakers:  Bridget Golormini, Luis Perez, Jackie Tijerina, and Mary Held
Exhibitors: Rest Assured, Night Owl Support Systems, Cherry Hill Bookstore, Infinitec, LiquaGuard Solutions, Simply Thick, CreateAbility, and Aetna