WORKSHOP PRACTICE STATEMENT
TechACCESS is aware that there are many opportunities available for online/webinar professional development. We have a strong belief that opportunities for hands-on, collaborative workshops are invaluable. Attending workshops with your peers and a TechACCESS staff person allows you to gain insight and knowledge from all participants.
Location: All workshops, unless otherwise noted, will take place at TechACCESS in Warwick, RI. Click here for directions.
Registration and Payment: All participants must pre-register for workshops online or by calling 401-463-0202. Credit cards, check and POs are accepted. We regret that we cannot process refunds.
Cancellation: TechACCESS of RI reserves the right to cancel any workshop with less than 6 registered participants. We will attempt to make this determination 7 days prior to a scheduled workshop (so please REGISTER EARLY!). In the event that TechACCESS cancels a workshop, the registration fee will be credited toward a future workshop or refunded.
Special Accommodations: Persons requesting accommodations must call at least 3 weeks in advance.
A certificate of attendance with contact hours will be provided for all workshops. For information on how these certificates can be used for ASHA, please visit: http://www.asha.org/certification/ReportingUnits.htm.
This is a FREE workshop! As technology has grown and changed, there are more opportunities for it to be used to help children with disabilities participate in school curricula and activities. This presentation will review the laws applicable to the acquisition of Assistive Technology for special education students. Issues covered will be how to initiate a request for an assistive technology evaluation, what types of technology can be purchased through the school department, what related AT services can be provided, and how to appeal a decision by the school department to not provide AT or AT services. We will also discuss what funding sources are available for AT devices and what effect that has on where the AT can be used. Lastly we will discuss how AT’s role in the transition planning process, and student’s ongoing rights to AT. Register here.