Expo 2006 Session Handouts

Expo 2006 - Session Handouts

Session 1: 9:30 - 10:30 am

  • Assistive Technology (AT) and Grant Writing. “Pieces and parts” of a generic grant proposal to fund AT. Review of public and private funding sources. Participants will be able to purchase Dr. Bone’s new book on grant writing for special needs.
    Dr. Linda Karges-Bone, Charleston Southern University
    Word Document - PowerPoint Presentation
  • Straight Talk about Succeeding with AT. A non-verbal young adult’s review of his experience in acquiring, accessing, funding and using AT including aids for daily living, mobility equipment, computer access technology and AAC. How AT was used for education, independent living, transition into the workforce, and establishing a web-based entrepreneurial business. Presentation will include the use of an AAC system and eye-gaze technology.
    Kirk Garrett, Jr. and Sharon Steed
    PowerPoint Presentation
  • Using Digital Media with People Who Have Print Disabilities. Sorting through information about new digital players. Resources and techniques for converting printed documents to digital media. How technology is moving from cassette tapes to digital media. Ways to integrate technology into work, daily life and the classroom to facilitate literacy skills and general education.
    Marty McKenzie and Clay Jeffcoat, SCSDB and David Bundy, SCCB
    PowerPoint Presentation

Session 2: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

  • Non-Traditional AT Funding. Panel presentation about alternative sources of AT funding including the SC Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program, SC Assistive Technology Financial Loan Program, SC Independent Living Centers, community organizations and disability organizations.
    Moderated by Sharon Steed
    Anne Bader - PowerPoint Presentation
    Robin Wheeler - Word Document - PowerPoint Presentation
  • Motoring Through Preschool. Overview of the “Play and Learn” motor skills group program by AbleNet being used with preschool aged children with disabilities in Lexington School District One. “Play and Learn” offers gross motor, fine motor, sensory, and communication experiences, peer-to-peer interaction and cooperation, and adapted, alternate activities including AAC.
    Randi Cogswell and Will Harmon, Lexington One Schools
    PowerPoint Presentation
  • AT in Standardized Testing. How various AT access programs can be used in standardized testing (including PACT) for special ed students. How school district technology personnel can be part of the team. Recording standardized test scores for special education students with respect to IEP modifications and using this data to help students achieve basic curriculum standards.
    Darlene Higginbotham, Cherokee Schools and Mary Jo Schneider, Florence Three Schools
    Darlene Higginbotham - Word Document
    Mary Jo Schneider - PowerPoint Presentation

Session 3: 2:00 - 3:00 pm

  • Basic Primer for AT Funding. Representatives from primary funding streams will present information and answer questions about funding policies and processes. Includes information about SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department, SC Commission for the Blind, SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, Medicare, Medicaid, and school districts.
    Moderated by Sheila Arnold, SCVRD
    Susan Floyd - Word Document
    Sherry Caldwell - Word Document
    Mike Causey - PowerPoint Presentation
  • Using Literacy Software in the Classroom. Demonstration of literacy support software products, some available for free. A product comparison worksheet will be provided. For parents and professionals who work with students in regular education, students with learning disabilities and students with autism.
    Carol O’Day, SCATP
    AT and Autism - PowerPoint Presentation
    Literacy Software - PowerPoint Presentation
  • AT and Supported Housing Options. Resources and programs for students and adults with developmental disabilities transitioning to supported or independent living, including individuals with cognitive, language, hearing, physical and other disabilities. Methods of evaluation for AT as a means of providing these individuals freedom to plan for real life, authority over financial resources, support for building a life in the community and responsibility for giving back to the community.
    Meghan Trowbridge, USC CDR Community Development Project
    PowerPoint Presentation

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