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ATS Overview

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Enjoy this overview of the services available from the Assistive Technology Services department at Advancing Opportunities. For more info, visit www.assistivetechnologycenter.org

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ATS Overview

  1. 1. Who are we???? Assistive Technology Services Dept. Advancing Opportunities• 20 + Years• Mobile assistive technology services• Serves individuals with all disabilities• Diversity of staff
  2. 2. What do we do?????• Assistive Technology Evaluations – Written Recommendations – Technology Training• On Going Technical Assistance• Presentations; Workshops• Technology Lending Center
  3. 3. Technology Evaluations• Focused on specific tasks• Completed on-site, collaboratively with school based team• Written recommendations – Tools – Training
  4. 4. FFS Evaluation Rates• Evaluation – $880; plus – ½ hourly rate for travel• Training – $110 per hour (minimum 2 hr. per visit); plus – ½ hourly rate for travel
  5. 5. On Going Technical Assistance• Regularly Scheduled Visits• One AT Specialist• Consumer can be: – One student – Classroom – Staff• Fee: $90/hr. + $45/hr. Travel
  6. 6. Presentations / Workshops Existing Pres. •Full Day (>3) – $880; plus ½ hourly rate for travel •Half Day (<3) – $500; plus ½ hourly rate for travel
  7. 7. Presentations / Workshops New Pres.•Full Day (>3) – $1900; plus ½ hourly rate for travel•Half Day (<3) – $1160; plus ½ hourly rate for travel
  8. 8. Before we talk about tech: The SETT FrameworkS = SkillsE = EnvironmentT = TasksT = Tools Adapted from Joy Zabala, www.joyzabala.com
  9. 9. Technology for Reading and Writing Assistance
  10. 10. Bookshare.org
  11. 11. Note Taking / Organization• Livescribe Pen• Soundnote app
  12. 12. Reading and Writing Assistance SoftwareVarious software titles can provide assistanceto people struggling with reading & writingFeatures may include: • Auditory support • Word prediction
  13. 13. Voice Recognition softwareThe Process of Writing with Voice Think Compose Edit Talk Check Read (Fonner )
  14. 14. Dedicated Netbooks Smart Software eReaders & Phones & Tablets Apps Mobile Tech Options
  15. 15. Why use “Everyday Technologies” as Assistive Technology? • Easy access- they are out there • Easier to support- family, other people know the basics • More socially acceptable
  16. 16. Apps for Reading
  17. 17. Apps for Writing
  18. 18. Want to Learn More! Visit our Website @www.assistivetechnologycenter.org Visit our Blog @http://assistivetechnj.blogspot.com/
  19. 19. See you on ?????For Part 2 of this training! Assistive Technology Services (888) 322-1918 www.cpofnj.org

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