High School High Tech: Jackson County High School - February 2017

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Prepare for Success! Exploring Successful Transition Practices With Assistive Technology

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Jackson County High School

Presenters:

Carolyn P. Phillips, Program Director and Principal Investigator, Georgia Tech | AMAC | Tools for Life, Atlanta, GA
Liz Persaud, Training and Outreach Coordinator, Georgia Tech | AMAC | Tools for Life, Atlanta, GA
Sam Peters, Program Specialist, Georgia Tech | AMAC | Tools for Life, Atlanta, GA
Tori Holder, Outreach Specialist, Georgia Tech | AMAC | Tools for Life, Atlanta, GA
Asha Kumar, TFL Intern, Georgia Tech | AMAC | Tools for Life, Atlanta, GA

Assistive Technology is transformational in the lives of students with disabilities! The world around us is evolving at an astounding rate. Assistive Technology developments have been foundational in this evolution and a catalyst for producing positive life-changing results for individuals with disabilities. This session will take a closer look at Tools for Life, the Georgia Assistive Technology Act Program and AMAC Accessibility Solutions at Georgia Tech and how each of these programs can provide technology and services to ease frustration, anxiety, stress and tension or staying off the "FAST" track. During this session, students will learn how assistive technology can support them academically and in the workplace. We will also provide students with an introduction to self advocacy and self determination and how to implement that into successful employment. Join us to learn how a range of low to high assistive technologies are helping individuals break through learning barriers to remain productive and increase independence.