Arizona’s Fourteenth Annual Transition Conference – Promote Strengths and Inspire Success

August 25-27, 2014: Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85256 

Arizona’s Fourteenth Annual Transitions Conference, Promote Strengths and Inspire Success, is a collaborative, cross-stakeholder professional development event aimed at providing the meaningful and pertinent information needed in the transition-planning process for youth and young adults with disabilities. This annual conference provides a dynamic array of national speakers and state-level experts and also includes participation of youth, young adults and family members. It is sponsored by the Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services; the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Vocational Rehabilitation; the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disabilities; and the Arizona Department of Health Services, Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs.   For more information and registration details, read the “2014 Transition Conference Program Overview”.

Standing Wheelchairs, ECUs and Mobility Workshop

August 27, 2014: Department of Economic Security, 515 North 51st Avenue, Suite 250, Training Room 2, Phoenix, AZ 85043

Presented by permobil and Ability Center, this workshop runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (lunch provided) and offers accredited CEU credits. For session descriptions and registration details, see attached flyer.

Assistive Technology Center Open House & Vendor Expo

September 17, 2014, 4:45 pm – 7:00 pm: Institute for Human Development AT Center,  Northern Arizona University Flagstaff Campus, Building 27A

Come check out all the Assistive Technology Center’s Services. See the latest devices and meet with a variety of vendors. Snacks and door prizes provided.  For more information, see attached flyer.

Spotlight on Assistive Technology

Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services presents a series of one-day trainings on assistive technology. Topics, presenters and dates are listed below. For additional details, (including registration details, times and locations) see flyer:

  • Therese Willkomm – Simple AT Solutions - October 24, 2015
  • Tony Vincent – IPads in the Classroom – January 13, 2015
  • Penny Reed – Assistive Technology Assessment – May 6, 2015

Vision Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Expo (VRATE)

November 4, 2014, 9 am – 4 pm: Phoenix Convention Center (South Building), 33 South 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ

For those looking for information and help with vision or vision/hearing problems, VRATE will have about 20 speakers and 50 exhibitors presenting information and products. This is a “FREE” event. For current information, go to http://www.vrate.org.

PRC Workshop – SALI (Strategies for Access & Language Integration)

March 3, 2015: Communication & Technology Interventions for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Through demonstration, video example and hands on experience, participants explore eye gaze technology, infrared sensing (headtracking), joystick and alternative mouse control, touch access, single and multiple switch control for AAC devices. The workshop is presented by David Kay, M.Ed., OTR, and will be held in Gilbert, AZ. For information about the workshop, presenter and registration, see flyer.

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