Conference Keynote Presentation – Dave L. Edyburn, Ph.D

The Past as Prologue: Pathways to the Future

Over the past fifty years, numerous milestones document societal, educational, and cultural change. In this provocative keynote, Dr. Edyburn will examine selected historical trends and issues that have set the stage for understanding scenarios about the future of learning and work.

Dave Edyburn, Keynote SpeakerDave L. Edyburn, Ph.D., is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Edyburn’s research and teaching interests focus on the use of technology to enhance teaching, learning, and performance. He has authored over 175 articles and book chapters on the use of technology in special education. His work represents a variety of contributions to theory, research, and practice. Professionally, he has held national offices in the American Education Research Association, the Council for Exceptional Children, and the International Society of Technology in Education. He is a frequent national workshop presenter.

 

 Conference Closing Presentation – Jami Marseilles

Bionic Badass

Jami Marseilles, Closing SpeakerIn a story of survival, Jami Marseilles survived living in a car for an unthinkable 11 days during a terrible snowstorm in a desolate area of Northern Arizona. Finally rescued by snowmobilers, Jami lost both of her legs due to frostbite. Slowly, Jami realized that exercise was also a key to her life and she eventually excelled in running sprints. She is currently the only woman bi-lateral below the knee amputee to finish a marathon. She has finished 6 ½ marathons and 2 marathons, on October 11, 2015, Jami became the first bi-lateral below knee amputee to finish the Chicago Marathon, and on April 18, 2016 she became the first bi-lateral below knee woman amputee to finish the Boston Marathon, she is a proud mom, wife, author and teacher.

 

 

Optional Preconference Workshops (Full day, Sunday 7/23, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Workshop A – Access or Activations: Rethinking the Approach for Access and Mobility; Presenter, Lisa Rotelli

This course will demonstrate effective strategies for functional seating and mobility. It will demonstrate why some strategies are ineffective for functional movement and independence. Participants will have the ability to view wheelchairs that are available and the type of electronics that are on them. They will learn how to identify components, as well as learn to start making better choices for flexibility and function. They will view client case studies and the show of different strategies for access of their powered mobility, seat functions, communication access, and how to integrate these systems to promote more independence.

Lisa Rotelli, Director of Adaptive Switch Laboratories, Inc., has had a lifetime of experience starting as a Clinical Coordinator for a Rehab Hospital in Northern California. She also served as a Rehab Manager for a large rehab equipment supplier and a Rehab Specialist for one of the major manufactures of rehab wheelchairs. She is certified by the University of Tennessee at Memphis as a seating specialist, and the University of Misericordia in Pennsylvania in pediatric seating. She specializes in alternative access, drive control systems, and has designed several drive control systems for severely involved clients. She presents at national conference to all levels of Clinical Therapists, Suppliers, and Educators.

Workshop B – Apps & AT Across the Curriculum: Supporting Diverse Learners in a UDL Environment with Google and iOS; Presenter, Diana Petschauer

Build a Bridge to Learning – AT to Engage and Include Diverse Learners on All Devices Across Curricula, Supporting UDL! Many schools are now BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) (and some are “Going Google” with Chromebooks & Google Apps for Education. How do you support diverse learners on all devices, using free & low cost (High Quality) Apps & AT solutions? Join us for this hands-on informative workshop focusing on ensuring success for all learners using the tools, features & apps available in Apple’s App Store/Devices and Google’s Chrome Web Store. Support for literacy (Dyslexia/ LD), math, executive function, accessible worksheets/textbooks, as well as support for our learners who are blind/ low vision and those with physical/ motor challenges.

 Diana Petschauer, M.Ed., ATP is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional/ Consultant & founder of AT for Education, ATforED.com, and Access4Employment.com Diana has over 20 years of experience in Special Education & Assistive Technology, PreK-12, post-secondary & adult services. She presents nationally & internationally including at conferences such as FETC, ATCNE, Closing the Gap, CSUN, ATIA & ARATA. Diana is a faculty trainer for the Center on Technology and Disability (ctdinstitute.org) as well as ATinNH at the UNH Institute on Disability. Diana manages her multi-disciplinary team of consultants who travel daily throughout New England to provide AT & AAC evaluations, training, professional development workshops & webinars.

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