125 people registered to attend the Assistive Technology and Autism training on November 19. It was a free training held at Easter Seals Crossroads for anyone interested in learning more about assistive technology devices for people of all ages with autism.
Our guest speakers were:
- Scott Fogo, Director of Autism Services
- Andrew Goff, Assistive Technology Specialist
- Wendy Gahimer, Augmentative Communication Specialist
Overall the training was well received! Many people came to learn about assistive technology because they are special education teachers, parents of children with autism, vocational rehabilitation counselors, or other professionals who work directly with people with autism.
There were three assistive technology vendors present: Tobii ATI, Spec-Tech and Sensory Critters. Each attendee was able to visit the vendors and receive informational brochures about INDATA’s serivces, our Assistive Technology and Transition from High School pamphlet, and resources from Prentke Romich Company‘s new AAC and Autism Center. Also available were pamphlets about the Autism Family Resource Center, the Respite Program at Easter Seals Crossroads and an overview of autism services.
INDATA provides four assistive technology trainings each year, and one is in conjunction with the annual assistive technology conference. If you’d like more information on upcoming trainings, visit the Event Calendar or contact Sara Croft at firstname.lastname@example.org.