Dept 4298, 1000 E University Ave.
Health Sciences Bldg. Room 151
Intersection of 9th and Clark, across from Turtle Rock Coffee & Cafe
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-6187
Toll Free: 1-888-989-9463
You are invited to two public presentations by Dr. Sanjeev Arora, University of New Mexico Project ECHO Director. Project ECHO dramatically improves both capacity and access to specialty care for rural and underserved populations. This low-cost, high-impact intervention is accomplished by linking expert interdisciplinary specialist teams with primary care clinicians through telecom clinics, in which the experts co-manage patient cases and share their expertise via mentoring, guidance, feedback and didactic education. The ECHO model is not “telemedicine,” but instead a guided practice model where the primary care clinician retains responsibility for managing the patient. The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities', WATR program will be translating Project ECHO for use in education in Wyoming and specifically for assistive technology.
Location: All courses in the Assistive Technology Series are online, distance learning courses. The courses are asynchronous. Assignments can be done at any time during each week, but will require on average 2-3 hours of participation per week. This series is offered through the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) and the Wyoming Assistive Technology Resource (WATR) Program.
Instructor: Gayl Bowser/Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)
Course Dates: January 16 – May 2, 2014
Registration: Participants must register online
Cost: $325 per attendee-(any additional courses taken by the participant in the AT series will be offered at a discounted rate of $275 per attendee). Course materials will be provided electronically at no additional cost to participants.
Capacity: 20 participants
Continuing Education: Course participants will receive 42 CEU or 3 PTSB credits.
Questions?: Please E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (307) 766-5003
Assistive technology (AT) devices are items which enable people with disabilities to more fully participate in education, employment, and daily living activities. Ultimately, the use of assistive technology should provide people with disabilities with a means by which to live, work, socialize and participate in recreational activities as independently as possible. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), as well as several other federal laws (e.g. Assistive Technology Act, Vocational Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act) define assistive technology and describe the ways that AT may be included in services and programs for people with disabilities.
Assistive Technology: Theory and foundations for student success will provide participants with basic knowledge about the field of assistive technology, a wide range of assistive technology devices, and the legal mandates for schools to provide technology devices and services for students with disabilities in educational settings. A confidential case-study approach will be used to examine AT options for individuals who are known to class participants. The course also examines assistive technology for persons with disabilities at all levels of disability across various disability categories and ages. Although this course targets educators, any individuals interested in assistive technology will benefit from this core foundations class.
This course is a prerequisite for any additional courses offered in the Assistive Technology Series.
Additional topics in the Assistive Technology Series in 2014 are:
Beginning fall 2013, WATR will be in your area for assessments! Please contact us to schedule an on-site assessment using the timetable below. Fee-for-service rate applies but travel costs are waived.
|March 4-6, 2014
||April 8-10, 2014|
|Enroll by: February 28, 2014||Enroll by: March 31, 2014|
For all WATR trainings, the last opportunity for a full refund requires cancellation 10 days prior to the event. For a half refund, you may cancel up to five days before the event. No refund will be issued with less than a five day notice. Please call 1-888-989-9463 or E-mail email@example.com to let us know if you are unable to attend a training.