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Prepare for Success with Self Advocacy and Assistive Technology

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Troup County Comprehensive High School


Liz Persaud, Program and Outreach Manager, Tools for Life | CIDI
Danny Housley, Assistive Technology Acquisition Manager, Tools for Life | CIDI
Sam Peters, Program Specialist, Tools for Life | CIDI

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 the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI) 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.

Persaud, L., Housley, D., & Peters, S. (2020). Prepare for Success with Self Advocacy and Assistive Technology. Presented at Troup County Comprehensive High School, LaGrange, GA. 2020.