Illinois Assistive Technology Program

Independent Living Through Technology

Friday, September 13th

Below please find the IATP's 2019 Conference presentations, handouts, and other materials in an accessible PDF format. Some presentations may not be able to be provided due to accessibility issues that could not be resolved.

9:15 - 10:15

Expanding your App-ortunities, Tina Childress (PDF)

Implementation: Adoption vs. Abandonment, Sayard Bass (PDF)

Accessible-ish, TJ Schlouski (PDF)

Getting to Work - Advocating to Increase Access to Employment, Meg Cooch and Susy Woods (PDF)

Speech Recognition as AT for Writing: A Guide for K12 Education, Dan Cochrane (PDF)

Special Education AT Policy (more than just IDEA), Diane Cordry Golden (PDF)

10:30 - 11:30

Assistive Technology to Support the Independence of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and/or Autism in Employment Settings, Toni Van Laarhoven and Traci Van Laarhoven-Myers (PDF)

Connect and Discover, Tina Childress (PDF)

3D Printing for Assistive Technology Applications, Kathy Hooyenga, James Graham and Abigail Jacob (PDF)

The Evolving Role of AT Across Education, Employment and Community Living, Janet Peters (PDF)

Chromebook Tools for Dyslexia, Mark McCabe (PDF)

Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Lindsey Chandler and Alison Ritter (PDF)

1:30 - 2:30

How to be Independent at Home with Technology, Chris Lenart (PDF)

Environmental Modifications and Assistive Technology in the DHS Home Services Program, Molly Chapman and Lyle VanDeventer (PDF)

A Legacy of Success: Illinois IPS Supported Employment, Gene Oulvey (PDF)

Using AT to Enhance the Safety and Participation of People with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Barbara Doyle (PDF)

Legislation and AT: Why is this everyone’s business?, Phil Milsk and Susy Woods (PDF)

Communicating A Latte: Using AAC for Life Skills, Carly Sullivan and Abbey Lynch (PDF)

Creative Solutions to Boost Literacy Instruction for AAC Users in the Classroom, Tricia Sharkey and Kathy Sledz (PDF)

Integrating AT into the Problem-Solving Process: A Capacity-Building Framework for Schools, Dan Cochrane (PDF)

What is the Intersection of Learning Differences, Self-esteem and Mental Health Issues?, Lauri Phillips (PDF)

3:45 - 4:45

AT Provision in the Adult Developmental Disabilities Waiver Program across all 50 States: How Illinois Compares?, Angelica Martinez and Julie Vryhof (PDF)

Rita's iDevice Advice, Rita Howells (PDF)

ITAC: Free Telecommunications Equipment for Illinois' Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Speech Disabled, Sara Bowen (PDF)

AAC for the Non-SLP, Sayard Bass and Beth Christensen (PDF)

How to Use AT to Do Meaningful Sex Education for Students with Disabilities, Susy Woods (PDF)

ISBE K-12 AT and AAC Assessment Process, Mark McCabe, Marguerite Simon, Lindsey Chandler and Alison Ritter (PDF)

4 Essential AT Supports for Struggling Readers, Janet Kennedy (PDF)