Please join the Department of Human Services (DHS) for an upcoming Virtual Road Show series “Technology to Support Independence in PA!” People from all backgrounds will be sharing their personal stories and experiences with exploring how technology can support and improve everyday lives. Each session will include scheduled presentations and plenty of time for group conversation, questions, and feedback. Please bring your own experiences to share so that everyone can learn from each other! Pre-registration is required. Visit the session title below to register.
November 15, 2022, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Incorporating Enabling Technology as a Natural Support: A Provider’s Perspective
Nathan Gerhard, Associate Executive Director, Keystone Human Services
Julie Daly, Director of Enabling Technologies, KenCrest
December 13, 2022, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Technology to Support and Enhance Communication
Karen Velocci, President of SI-Services, Director of Programming and Technology at The Center at Hampton House, and First and Foremost, Mom to Stefan, who is a 25-year-old living with Autism
Lauren Enders and Rachael Smolen, AAC Specialists, Assistive Technology Team at Bucks County IU
January 18, 2023, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Person-Centered Planning With Technology
Maria Baker and Lucas Schwanke, Supports Coordinators
Rankin Christian Center (RCC), Mon Valley Supports Coordination (MVSC)
February 16, 2023, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Imagine, Discover, Explore, Try, and Get – A Pathway to Assistive Technology
Kim Singleton, Senior Director of Assistive Technology Programs, TechOWL, Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
Sandra McNally, Assistant Director of Assistive Technology Programs, TechOWL, Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
Includes Assistive Technology Users who will share their experiences!
This content brought to you by the ODP Technology Task Force, Expanding Technology to Support Independence Workgroup. For comments, questions, or suggestions about future content, please contact Marian Tresky. Hope you can join us for the Road Show!