What Is Assistive Technology (AT) and How Can It Help My Child? - Secondary - Session A- English Session
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
*This is a one (1) day event - Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Audience: Grades 6-12: Parents, Guardians, and other interested family members of middle and high school students with IEPs
Presenter: Nitza Diaz and Smita Worah, Ph.D., SERC Consultants
If you are a parent of a middle or high school student with special needs, you have likely heard the term "assistive technology" or "AT," but you might not be familiar with exactly what that means or how it can enhance your child's learning in school, at home, or in the community. In this session, parents/guardians will learn about the scope and functions of AT, and actually handle many of the low-, mid-, and high-tech devices (from SERC's AT Corner in the SERC Library) that can enhance student learning.
Participants will have the opportunity to share their questions and experiences with other families participating in the session. Parents will discover how they and the rest of the Planning and Placement Team can determine their child’s need for AT; how to choose AT devices and systems that would make a positive difference in their child’s learning; how to advocate for providing their child with an AT device or product he or she needs; the child’s legal right to AT equipment; and how AT can help a student achieve Secondary Transition goals and objectives.
For content questions, please contact Smita Worah, SERC, (860) 632-1485 ext. 319 or email@example.com.
For registration questions, please contact Linda Adorno, SERC, (860) 632-1485, ext. 241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.