We are entering an time of great uncertainty as our nation works to confront COVID-19 and all the ways this virus has impacted our daily lives. In order to facilitate an AT Community of Practice, ATAC has scheduled the following virtual events in order to promote sharing and problem solving.
Session recordings will be archived on the ATAC YouTube Channel
AT Town Hall: COVID-19, School Closures and AT: What Do We Do? During these uncertain times, many schools are moving to remote instruction. What does that mean for students with disabilities? How do we ensure that remote instruction is accessible to all students? How can we continue to meet the needs of students who require assistive technology? What do we do about providing related services (OT, PT, SLP) to these students? This is an ever evolving situation and we certainly don’t have all the answers but let’s come together and brainstorm effective solutions. Check out (and add to!) the crowd sourced Google Document with ideas / strategies and questions regarding supporting students with disabilities in these challenging times. Go to: http://bit.ly/remoteaccess4all
Mike Marotta, Director, The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center, NJ
Panel Members May Include (we all know how things pop up without warning now!):
Chris Bugaj, Assistive Technology Specialist, Loudoun County (VA) Public Schools
Jennifer Edge-Savage, AT Consultant, Saltillo, Professor
Karen Janowski, AT Consultant, EdTech Solutions
Luis Perez, Technical Assistance Specialist, CAST
Kelli Suding, AT Specialist, PATINS
Elisa Wern, OT/AT Specialist
… and more
AT Town Hall: Race and Diversity in AT and AAC– The focus of this discussion will be assistive technology and diverse populations. How do we deliver effective, quality services to diverse populations who require assistive technology? How do we recruit and mentor more diverse AT providers? The session will be moderated by Christina Royster (Speech Language Pathologist, Montgomery County Public Schools, MD) and Marvin Williams (Director, Disability Resource Services, CSU Stanislaus)
New Date Coming Soon!
Watch the recording of our previous AT Town Hall: Race and Diversity in AT and AAC