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  1. Camp CreATe - Create, Reuse, and Explore Assistive Technology

    August 03, 2015 9:00 AM

    Camp CreATeAssistive Technology in New Hampshire (ATinNH) presents Camp CreATe, a week-long, hands-on experience making, taking, and exploring Assistive Technology for home, school, work, and play. Whether you join us for a single day or all five, it is sure to be an amazingly creative week!

    Session Descriptions:

    Creating Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes
    Monday, August 3, 2015
    Therese Willkomm, Ph.D, ATP

    Over 80% of assistive technology solutions can be created in five minutes or less, for five dollars or less, using everyday items in extraordinary ways. Participants will explore over 50 solutions that can be quickly created using 8 different plastics, 10 specialty tapes, and 5 basic tools. Each participant will create 3 assistive technology solutions.

    Reuse, Repurpose, Repair, and Refurbish
    Tuesday, August 4, 2015
    Therese Willkomm, Ph.D, ATP and Paul Pelland
    Assistive Technology can be reused, repurposed, repaired, and refurbished. Participants will learn how to repurpose every day items into usable AT solutions. Each participant will fabricate two solutions using repurposed items. Participants will also learn basic repair and maintenance of a wheelchair and will explore resources for finding reused assistive technology solutions.

    Apps Across the Curriculum: Supporting Struggling Learners on All Devices & Platforms
    Wednesday, August 5, 2015
    Diana Petchauer, M.Ed, ATP

    Participants will learn about free and low cost AT solutions to support students who experience physical, sensory, or cognitive limitations. Apps for reading, writing, executive function, and math will be explored. This workshop requires participants to bring their own device with administrative privileges for downloading and installing apps.

    Solutions for Easier Living and Working
    Thursday, August 6, 2015
    Stacy Driscoll, M.Ed and Therese Willkomm, Ph.D, ATP
    Explore hundreds of solutions for easier living and working, including: one-handed solutions, back saving solutions, solutions to reduce slips and falls, grasping solutions, reminding solutions, and solutions for low vision and hearing loss. This workshop will also include amazing iPhone/iPad apps, accessories, and adaptations for use at home and work.

    Making Assistive Technology Information Accessible
    Friday August 7, 2015
    Wade Wingler, ATP, CEAS

    Websites and social media provide immediate access to assistive technology information, devices, and resources.This session will discuss and demonstrate how websites, PowerPoints, and social media sites can be made accessible for individuals with disabilities. A hands-on portion of the day will explore Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, podcasts, list serves, and more for learning about Assistive Technology.
    Street: 56 Old Suncook Road, Suite 2
    City: Concord
    Country: USA
    State: New Hampshire
  2. Digital Interventions for Document Disorganization

    July 18, 2014 9:00 AM


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    City: Portsmouth
    Country: USA
    State: New Hampshire
  3. Webinar: Apps to Support Individuals Who Experience Neurobehavioral Disabilities

    September 17, 2013 15:30 PM

    Apps to Support Neurobehavioral DisabilitiesMillions of individuals experience various symptoms associated with neurobehavioral disabilities like Tourette syndrome, executive dysfunction, OCD, ADHD, and mood disorders. Challenges that arise because of these disabilities can be addressed by hundreds of iPad or iPhone apps. Participants in this webinar will learn about apps that assist in: prompting or remembering to perform important tasks; self-regulation; reducing anxiety or depression; task transitioning; time management and organization; increasing focus, attention, and task completion; and helping to reduce cognitive fatigue associated with reading, writing, or task sequencing.

    Sponsored by Assistive Technology in New Hampshire (ATinNH).

    Who Should Attend:

    Educators, paraeducators, psychologists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, family therapists, vocational rehabilitation counselors, assistive technology specialists, parents, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend.

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  4. Introductory Training for Facilitated Communication

    October 10, 2013 9:00 AM

    Introductory Training for Facilitated Communication logoThis workshop will provide participants with a general overview of Facilitated Communication (FC), a method of augmentative and alternative communication used by people with limited speaking abilities who have difficulty with motor planning challenges. Topics will include the basic elements of support involved in the method, assessment of individuals for FC, training process for facilitators, strategies for independent communication, and a review of current research and best practices. Examples and demonstrations of the use of the method with both school-age individuals and adults will be given. This workshop is a prerequisite for people who will become facilitators for individuals who use FC. It also will provide information to people who are interested in gaining a basic understanding of FC.

    Workshop Agenda:

    • History of FC
    • What FC is, and what it is not - Understanding the method and misconceptions about it
    • Who is FC for? Candidacy and assessment
    • Basic elements of the technique, including the role of physical support
    • Overview of the training process for FC
    • Best practice guidelines for the use of FC
    • FC as an evidence-based practice
    • Achieving independence and determining success with FC
    Street: 56 Old Suncook Road
    City: Concord
    Country: USA
    State: New Hampshire
  5. Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes II Book Release Reception

    June 18, 2013 16:00 PM

    Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes II coverYou are invited to an ice cream social and book release reception for Therese Willkomm's new book "Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes II: Ordinary Items, Extraordinary Solutions" on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 4pm-6pm at the University of New Hampshire Elliott Alumni Center.

    The afternoon will feature:

    • Remarks from the author
    • Book signing
    • An interactive display of inventions and items found in each book chapter
    • Copies of the new book as well as other assistive technology items available for sale
    • Free ice cream!
    Thanks to a grant from the Gibney Foundation, one hundred percent of the proceeds from the new book will fund assistive technology devices for New Hampshire's device loan and demonstrations provided through ATinNH, New Hampshire’s assistive technology program at the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability.
    Street: 9 Edgewood Road
    City: Durham
    Country: USA
    State: New Hampshire
  6. iPad Boot Camp

    August 12, 2013 9:00 AM

    iPad Boot CampThere is something for everyone at iPad Boot Camp, a four day, hands-on iPad training series! Participants will enjoy interactive sessions and learn about the many ways the iPad can be used to support individuals with disabilities’ independence. Whether you join us for a single day or all four, it is sure to be an APPsolutely amazing week! Participants will have access to an iPad during the session but are encouraged to bring their own if they have one.

    Session Descriptions:
    Monday, August 12, 2013 - iPad 101: Intro to the Amazing iPad
    This hands-on workshop will teach the basics of owning, operating, and maintaining an iPad, as well as the latest features that will benefit individuals with disabilities. Presented in two parts, the morning will be spent discussing and demonstrating the iPad’s basic hardware and software features and how they can be used to support individuals with disabilities. The afternoon session will showcase a variety of iPad accessories to accommodate for physical, sensory, or cognitive impairments. These accessories include: pocket trackers, switch access, interfaces with electronic aids to daily living (EADLS), stylus adaptations, mounting solutions, voice recognition, and more.

    Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - Adapting the iPad for Individuals with Disabilities: A Make-and-Take Fabrication Workshop
    While the iPad is promoted as a universally-designed tool, individuals with various disabilities often benefit from the added support of adaptations. This hands-on, interactive workshop will discuss the process for fabricating iPad adaptations for use by individuals with physical and sensory impairments. Participants will create 10 different adaptations, learn about 25 different iPad adaptations that can be made in five minutes or less, and learn how to fabricate four iPad stands and an accessible stylus. Participants will also create a mounting solution for an iPhone, tactile and visual overlays, and body-supported solutions for the iPad.

    Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - Using iPads to Achieve Educational Success for Students with Disabilities
    In the ever-expanding world of available apps, how can educators discern which ones will best serve students’ needs and create ways to measure success? This interactive workshop will address these concepts and more! Participants will explore apps for print disabilities, executive dysfunction and neurobehavioral challenges, mental health, communication impairments, writing, early learners, and apps that use the iPad camera. Participants must have attended iPad 101 or currently be an iPad user to participate in this session.

    Thursday, August 15, 2013 – Apps and AT for Aging
    Many older adults face increasing challenges in performing everyday tasks and creating a safe home environment. How can individuals who wish to stay in their homes, and those who support them, make use of simple tips, tricks, devices, and tools to make life easier? This workshop will address both low-tech and high-tech solutions that promote independence for older adults, including low-cost, on-the-fly fabrications and modifications, as well as iPad apps and adaptations.

    Technologies that will be discussed and demonstrated include solutions for:

    • Reducing slips and falls
    • Maximizing grip
    • Promoting memory and organization
    • Addressing vision and hearing disabilities
    • Recording heart rate, blood pressure, food intact, exercise and sleep patterns
    • Real time video chats with loved ones and service providers

    Who Should Attend:

    General and special educators, paraeducators, assistive technology specialists and providers, accessibility professionals, ADA administrators, physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, rehabilitation engineers, vocational rehabilitation counselors, family members, and others are encouraged to attend.

    Street: 57 Regional Drive
    City: Concord
    Country: USA
    State: New Hampshire
  7. Webinar: Apps for Aging

    May 16, 2013 15:30 PM

    The iPad is having a profound impact on the lives of older adults, family members, and care providers. Thousands of apps have been developed to promote, health, safety, independence, and emotional well-being. In addition, there are hundreds of iPad accessories and adaptations to accommodate for challenges associated with hearing, vision, memory, arthritis, or high blood pressure.

    This webinar will discuss an assortment of iPad apps and accessories which can benefit older adults, including apps for:

    • low vision
    • easier reading and writing
    • hearing impairments
    • remembering important events, people, and activities
    • locating people, cars, misplaced items, and bathrooms
    • speaking difficulties
    • reducing anxiety and depression
    • controlling appliances in the home
    • recording heart rate, blood pressure, food intact, exercise and sleep patterns
    • real time video chats with loved ones and service providers

    Participants will also learn ways that the iPad can be quickly adapted to accommodate for a variety of vision, communication, or physical impairments.

    Sponsored by Assistive Technology in New Hampshire (ATinNH)


    Who Should Attend:

    Accessibility professionals, ADA administrators, assistive technology specialists, family members, older adult consumers, rehabilitation engineers, vocational rehabilitation counselors, and related service providers are encouraged to attend.

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  8. NH Leadership Series Annual Reunion Gala & Fundraiser

    April 12, 2013 19:00 PM

    Please join us for the 2013 NH Leadership Reunion Gala and Fundraiser on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 7pm-10pm at the Yard Restaurant in Manchester, NH. Join us to reconnect with alumni, meet sponsors and the 2013 class, and enjoy an evening to support the Leadership Series.

    *JUST ANNOUNCED: New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan will be in attendance from 7pm–7:30pm in support of the evening’s activities and to offer brief remarks. Governor Hassan is a 1991 Leadership Series graduate and was the inaugural recipient of the Brianna Dillon Leadership Medal.

    Those in attendance can expect plenty of hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, a large silent auction, raffles, the third annual Brianna Dillon Leadership Medal presentation, and inspirational stories from Leadership graduates. In addition to several generous gift baskets and gift cards, fundraising items include: 

    • Kindle Fire
    • Bruins tickets
    • A week's stay in the Shenandoah Valley in October 2013
    • Handmade items including a large quilt and jewelry
    • A 50" LCD HDTV
    • Keurig coffee maker
    • Original artwork
    • And much more!

    We are still seeking donations for the silent auction! We count on your support to secure the year-to-year funding for the Leadership Series. Please consider contributing goods, services, or gift cards. For more information and to arrange a donation, call 603.228.2084 or email the Leadership team.

    If you would like to volunteer at the event, contact Beth Dixon at 603.228.2084 or via email.

    Hope to see you there!

    The NH Leadership Series is an innovative annual training program that provides participants with state-of-the-art information and strategies to effectively impact organizations and policies on issues related to disabilities. For more information, visit the Leadership website.

    Street: 1211 South Mammoth Road
    City: Manchester
    Country: USA
    State: New Hampshire
  9. Creating eBooks for iPads in the Classroom

    March 26, 2013 9:00 AM

    With the introduction of iPads into school and classroom settings, educators are able to provide better access to academic content electronically. However, finding high-quality, curriculum-appropriate digital materials that are ready for classroom use can be challenging.

    During this workshop, participants will learn how to use computer programs and apps to create customized eBooks for the purpose of classroom instruction. Participants will learn how to incorporate recorded sounds and images, as well as tips for creating a polished finished product.

    Other topics will include:

    • A discussion of the differences among various eReader apps and programs 
    • How to download and import free eBooks from the web
    • How to create eBooks from websites for offline use
    • Moving files from a computer to eReader apps on an iPad
    • Switch access options for students with physical disabilities

    Participants are required to bring an iPad and a laptop (Mac or PC) with Mozilla Firefox web browser installed. Participants must also have administrative rights to install add-ons to Firefox.

    This workshop is pending approval for .5 RESNA CEUs. At the conclusion of the session, participants will receive instructions on how to purchase RESNA CEUs. 

    Sponsored by Assistive Technology in New Hampshire (ATinNH).


    Who Should Attend:

    General and special educators, paraeducators, speech pathologists, assistive technology specialists, related service providers, parents, and others are encouraged to attend.

    Street: 57 Regional Drive
    City: Concord
    Country: USA
    State: New Hampshire
  10. Technology for Older Adults

    March 28, 2013 9:00 AM

    Technology for Older AdultsMany older adults face increasing challenges in performing everyday tasks and creating a safe home environment. How can individuals who wish to stay in their homes, and those who support them, make use of simple tips, tricks, devices, and tools to make life easier? This hands-on, interactive workshop will address both low-tech and high-tech solutions that promote independence for older adults, including low-cost, on-the-fly fabrications and modifications, as well as iPad apps and adaptations.

    Technologies that will be discussed and demonstrated include solutions for:

    • Reducing slips and falls
    • Minimizing back injury
    • Using only one hand
    • Maximizing grip
    • Promoting memory and organization 
    • Addressing vision and hearing disabilities

    Who Should Attend:

    Direct support professionals, case managers, social workers, health care providers, nurses, clinicians, long term care specialists, assistive technology specialists, family members, and older adult consumers are encouraged to attend.

    Street: 70 Constitution Avenue
    City: Concord
    Country: USA
    State: New Hampshire
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