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Each year, the TASH Conference strengthens the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world. This year’s conference theme, “Gateway to Equity,” explores inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs, in living a fair, just, and balanced life. Return to TASH website.
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Thursday, December 1 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Mobile technologies as a ateway to independence and social connection LIMITED

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Over the last five years, mobile forms of technology such as the iPad have been instrumental in enabling individuals with disabilities to use technology in the same way as people without disabilities. This presentation will discuss the different ways that mobile technologies can support greater independence and social connection for adults with disabilities. Strategies for teaching the use of mobile technologies through apps in the areas of internet access, reading, writing, communication, recreation and time management will be discussed. A self-advocate who has used an iPad extensively for communication and employment will share his experiences. 1. Explain why access to mobile technologies like the iPad are essential to independent living and inclusion in the community. 2. Describe the different ways in which mobile technology can be used to increase a a personŸ??s independence and social interaction in everyday life. 3. Identify the key elements of support that are necessary for a person to effectively use technology. 4. Identify possible barriers to the use of technology with adults with developmental disabilities. 5. Describe how mobile applications in the areas of communication, literacy and independent living can be used with adults.

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Pascal Cheng

Education and Communication Specialist, Howard Center
I currently work for the Howard Center in Burlington, Vermont as an educational and communication specialist, providing training and consultation in the areas of augmentative/alternative communication, assistive technology and literacy for children and adults with developmental disabilities... Read More →

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm CST
New York Central 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103