For individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities, technology can provide greater independence and increased choice.
Session 1 - Managing Users: Individual User Solutions
October 6, 2022
Technology is a tool that we all use to navigate our schedules and homes and allows us access to information- this is not innovative – it is a way of life that many people take for granted. For others, such as people living with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities it can be a vehicle that can provide greater independence and increased choice. This new series of 6 bi-weekly micro- trainings will focus on how existing technology can be used to help providers working with this community balance their workload more effectively while creating solutions for people living with IDD. This is a hands-on training that will demonstrate how to teach individuals living with IDD how to use mainstream technology to support individualized needs. Participants are encouraged to bring real-life examples of current needs (including their current technology). We will focus on applications and tools to address Independence around the House, Workforce Support Tools, and Increased Communication Tools.
Laurie Dale, Consultant, Personal Technology Solutions
Ms. Dale is a nationally recognized speaker and consultant with over 30 years of experience on how-to-use technology to support and empower persons with disabilities. Her company, Personal Technology Solutions, provides support for initiatives and projects to improve access to technologies for persons with disabilities including hands-on training.