July Newsletter: AT News You Can Use

July Newsletter: AT News You Can Use

Assistive Technology (AT) Support Team
- Fall 2021 Workshop Series - 

ABLE Tech will be presenting the fall AT Support Team Workshop series as virtual workshops. These free sessions will provide standards-based training, AT demonstrations, and dynamic coaching for educators, related service providers, and administrators with a wide range of AT knowledge, from novice to expert.

Save the dates below, and visit the AT Support Team webpage for registration links and other updates.

  • September 16th: Workshop Part 1 - Consideration of Assistive Technology (AT) 
  • October 21st: Workshop Part 2 - AT Assessment and AT in the IEP
  • November 18th: Workshop Part 3 - AT Implementation

Hot Off the Press!

In preparation for the 2021-2022 school year, the following updated guides are being made available to you:

Accessible Educational Materials Technical Assistance (AEM-TA) Document Procedures for Procuring and Providing Accessible Educational Materials (AEM), Accessible Technology, and Assistive Technology (PDF)

Assistive Technology Technical Assistance (AT-TA) Document for Children and Youth with Disabilities IDEA - Part B (PDF)

These documents provide best practice steps and guidance on the provision of AEM, accessible technologies, and AT and will be used as a part of the curriculum for the upcoming AT Support Team Workshops.

July is National Recreation Therapy Month 

Check out the Featured Assistive Technology for July.

The 7th Annual CAST Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Symposium: The Future Designed

In October 2020, Oklahoma was one of seven states, chosen from a competitive field of applicants, who are receiving four years of support and technical assistance from the National Center on AEM with the goal of improving access to literacy and educational opportunities for individuals across the lifespan.

ABLE Tech is excited to pass along information on valuable learning opportunities related to AEM, accessible technologies, and AT!

Dates:
Wednesday, July 28 – Friday, July 30, 2021

The 7th Annual CAST UDL Symposium will highlight promising work taking place in the field and will also serve as a forum to think about how schools can begin to intentionally design for a better future right now. This year's event is not about UDL as it has always been. The event is about the dramatic changes that are hoped for and the innovations that can lead schools there. Join the CAST team for a virtual learning and networking experience filled with connected conversations that elevate thinking around UDL and the future designed.

Oklahoma AT Center Locations and Partners

ABLE Tech and its partners operate device demonstration and loan programs to increase access to AT.

  • Alzheimer’s Association, Oklahoma Chapter
    Oklahoma City, 405.319.0780
  • The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital
    Bethany, 405.789.6711
  • Handicapped Vehicle Services Unlimited
    Tulsa, 918.622.8400
  • Indian Nations Council of Governments,
    Area Agency on Aging
    Tulsa, 918.579.9477
  • Kiamichi Economic Development District
    Wilburton, 918.465.2367
  • Moore Autism Center
    Moore, 405.735.8478
  • Newby-Vance Mobility
    Guthrie, 405.518.0167
  • NewView Oklahoma
    Oklahoma City, 405.521.4880
    Tulsa, 855.811.9699
  • OSU – Dept of Communication
    Sciences & Disorders
    Stillwater, 405.744.6021
  • Pathways Therapy Center
    Tulsa, 918.712.7868
  • SoonerStart
    Oklahoma City, 405.271.8333 
  • Stillwater Eye Care
    Stillwater, 405.743.4212
  • United Access (Mobility)
    Oklahoma City, 888.939.1010

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Oklahoma State University
1514 W. Hall of Fame
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 800.257.1705
Email: abletech@okstate.edu