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Access and Explore! Using Environmental Control in Transition

Presenters:

  • Liz Persaud, Training and Outreach Coordinator, Tools for Life
  • Ben Jacobs, Accommodation Specialist, Tools for Life

Description:

The move from classroom to “real life” can be a major transition. Students go from being surrounded by their teachers, peers and helpers regularly, to being by themselves more often and needing to learn strategies for independence. Creating an environment in the classroom that enables learning independence can help ease the transition process into postsecondary education or community living. In this session, presenters will ask the “critical questions” that you need to know when assessing your clients and share success stories of individuals using a variety of environmental controls. This session will also include a demonstration of affordable environmental control solutions that can be implemented in the classroom and then used throughout the transition process. Multiple environmental control options and options for interacting with the environment (voice, computer, tablet, phone and robotics) will be covered.

Presentation:

[Media:ATIA_2016_Environmental_Control_Jacobs_Persaud.pdf | Access and Explore! Using Environmental Control in Transition PDF Presentation]

Exploring Adaptive Recreation and Its Importance on Inclusion

Presenters:

  • Liz Persaud, Training and Outreach Coordinator, Tools for Life
  • Ben Jacobs, Accommodation Specialist, Tools for Life

Description:

Recreation and socialization are critical aspects to life. However, for individuals living with disabilities, participating in recreational activities might be difficult to achieve and often not even an option. The lack of participation by students with disabilities in recreation sports can lead to ineffective coping mechanisms and even secondary health conditions. During this session, presenters will share recent research that sheds light on the gaps and needs of adaptive recreation for children with disabilities. Discussion will center on the importance of recreation for students of all abilities as well as share examples and resources of adaptive sports, devices, assistive technology, and socialization opportunities that can make a difference.

Presentation:

[Media:ATIA_2016_Adaptive_Recreation_Jacobs_Persaud.pdf | Exploring Adaptive Recreation and Its Importance on Inclusion PDF Presentation]