GATE 2015 in Atlanta, GA

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Georgia Assistive Technology in Education (GATE) 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015

Georgia Tech Student Center

AT Funding: Breaking Down the Financial Barrier

Presenters: Danny Housley, AT Funding and Resource Specialist, and Rachel Wilson, AT Specialist, Tools for Life/AMAC Accessibility Solutions at Georgia Tech

Session Description:

Welcome to the Assistive Technology revolution! The world around us is evolving at an astounding rate and that includes Assistive Technology (AT) developments that have been foundational in providing life-changing results for individuals with disabilities. However, funding and financial assistance still remains a barrier to acquiring AT. Come learn about what's new in AT funding resources!. Presenters will share up-to-date funding information as well as tips and tricks to toggle resources to gain full potential of dollars available.

Adapting Recreation

Presenter: Aimee Copeland

Session Description:

As a recent quadruple amputee, this inspirational speaker has seen firsthand the lack of recreational options for people with disabilities and has explored the available options. She will be discussing the evidence supporting the importance of recreational opportunities for children and adolescents with disabilities. Additionally, Aimee will share ideas for including these individuals in fun and rewarding activities. Community groups in Georgia that provide play opportunities for children and adolescents with disabilities will also be highlighted.