Upcoming Webinars:



DateJune 3, 2020 from 1PM - 3PM CST

Title:  The Internet of Things – New Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

Session Description:  The latest trend in technology is the Internet of Things (IoT). This includes a wide variety of technology including personal in-home voice assistants, mobile tech, and so much more. With these devices come new opportunities to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities. This session will focus on how these devices can be used to assist individuals with organization, productivity, independence, and communication at work and home.

Speaker Bio:  Brian Norton currently serves as the Director of Assistive Technology and is responsible for the day-to-day operations the INDATA Project and Clinical Assistive Technology. He utilizes his many years of experience to provide direction, leadership and training to a diverse and highly skilled team of AT specialists. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Anderson University and is a RESNA-certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) and a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS). He hosts a popular podcast and radio show called “ATFAQ – Assistive Technology Frequently Asked Questions” and is well known for his creative application of technology in the areas of job- and education-related accommodations.

Cost:

     Member:  $20.00

     Non-Member:  $25.00

CEUs:  We are pleased to inform you that 2 continuing education hour(s) are approved for the above training event for the following licensed professionals: • Licensed Clinical Social Worker • Licensed Nursing Home Administrator • Licensed Occupational Therapist & Occupational Therapy Assistant • Licensed Physical Therapist & Physical Therapy Assistant • Licensed Social Worker • Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse & Advanced Practice Nurse Qualified.  Intellectual Disabilities Professionals (QIDPs) may apply the same hours of continuing education units earned from this conference toward their twelve hour annual continuing education requirement.

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 Funding provided in whole or in part by The Autism Program of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Human Services in collaboration with the Technology Enhancing Capabilities (TEC) Lab.  

                


Date:  July 16, 2020 from 1PM - 3PM CST

Title:  Tools and Tips from a Techie!

Session Description:  Learn how to utilize cool mainstream iPad apps and a virtual assistant (Amazon Alexa) to enable an independent life for individuals with “differing abilities”. These tips and tools can be readily utilized by families, care providers and individuals.  Alice will also discuss and demonstrate two of her favorite low tech tools to promote independence especially in the home!

Speaker Bio:  Alice Brouhard RN is a champion of the use of technology, especially tablet technology, to support independence in individuals with memory and cognitive challenges. She has worked tirelessly to set up a system that allows her daughter who sustained a serious TBI to live independently despite significant disabilities. 

She has presented nationally and internationally on the use of high tech and low tech options to promote self determination. Alice is a founding member of Colorado based “Families at the Forefront of Technology” and has served on the steering committees for their annual conferences. She has served on the Assistive Technology Coalition through the University of Colorado. Alice is passionate about the rights of people with cognitive disabilities to access technology and the internet.

Alice has been a TEDx speaker and her work and use of tech, has been featured in state and national publications.  She is a self-described “appaholic” and loves to find new and innovative mainstream tech products to enable independence for those with “differing abilities.”
Alice, and her husband and daughter live in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. They have been recipients of the Garfield County Humanitarian Service award -“Inspiring Hope.”  Her favorite title is that of MOM…Master of Modifications.

Cost:

     Member:  $20.00

     Non-Member:  $25.00

CEUs:  We are pleased to inform you that 2 continuing education hour(s) are approved for the above training event for the following licensed professionals: • Licensed Clinical Social Worker • Licensed Nursing Home Administrator • Licensed Occupational Therapist & Occupational Therapy Assistant • Licensed Physical Therapist & Physical Therapy Assistant • Licensed Social Worker • Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse & Advanced Practice Nurse Qualified.  Intellectual Disabilities Professionals (QIDPs) may apply the same hours of continuing education units earned from this conference toward their twelve hour annual continuing education requirement.

Register Now! 

 Funding provided in whole or in part by The Autism Program of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Human Services in collaboration with the Technology Enhancing Capabilities (TEC) Lab.  

                


Date:  This is a two part webinar that will be held on July 29, 2020 from 1PM – 3PM Central Time & August 5, 2020 from 1PM - 3PM Central Time. 

Title:  Promoting Healthy Relationships among People with ID/DD

Session Description:  As social creatures, it is natural for us to seek connections with others and to develop many different types of relationships including sexual and romantic relationships. This is true for all people - including the people you support who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.  As a disability professional, one of your roles is to help the people you support develop the skills needed to establish healthy relationships - those that foster health and well-being. In this two part webinar, participants will:

  • Define sexuality and sexual self-advocacy.
  • Gain knowledge about sexuality and specific issues for people with developmental disabilities including human sexual development, healthy v. unhealthy relationships, and consent.
  • Explore our own values and attitudes regarding sexuality and strategies for managing our values.
  • Explore ways to communicate about sexuality with people with developmental disabilities and their parents/guardians.

Speaker Bio:  Katherine McLaughlin, M.Ed., AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator, is the Founder, CEO and Lead Trainer for Elevatus Training. As a national expert on sexuality and ID/DD she trains professionals, and parents as well as individuals to become sexual self-advocates, and peer sexuality educators.  She is the author of Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities curriculum. She has developed two online courses: Developmental Disability and Sexuality 101 for professionals and Talking to Your Kids: Developmental Disabilities and Sexuality for parents, and a 3-Day certificate training: Becoming a Sexuality Educator and Trainer. She has spent her 25+ year career committed to elevating the status of all people, which is why the name of her growing company is Elevatus Training.

Cost: 

     Member:  $25.00

     Non-Member:  $30.00

CEUs:  We will be offering CEUs for this webinar.  

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