Join us for the 5th annual NEAT Tools for Schools event for administrators, special and regular educators, occupational and physical therapists, related service professionals, students with disabilities and their families. Tuesday, October 23, 2012: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm @ The NEAT Center at Oak Hill, Hartford, CT 06112
Featured Keynote Presentation by Dr. Therese Willkomm; Beyond Duct Tape and Velcro – Making, Mounting and Modifying Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes.
Keynote Presentation Summary: The ability to create solutions in minutes using everyday tools and materials will always be needed. For example, while the iPad is a wonderful device, individuals with physical, cognitive, or sensory impairments still struggle with full access to this new technology and can benefit from quick solutions. This amazing workshop discusses and demonstrates over 50 different materials that can be used to create hundreds of solutions, such as adapting an iPad, a computer, switches, workstations, tools, educational environments, and independent living aids. This workshop will provide participants with an overview of 42 new and amazing fabrication materials and tools that do not require electricity to use. This includes 10 different kinds of plastics; creative uses for 12 different specialty tapes; 12 small hand tools that all fit in a lunch box; six amazing new fasteners that can be used in amazing new ways; and two different types of foams.
Hands-On Opportunities and Vendor Exhibits: A hands-on computer lab will be available with the latest assistive technologies, and participants will be able to view additional new assistive technologies and devices in the exhibit areas.
The $25.00 registration fee includes Full Day Training, Light Breakfast, CEUs, and Materials.Lunch will be available onsite for purchase.
To Register visit: http://neatmarketplace.org/news_events/event_registration.asp?ID=259