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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Updates from L.A. A.T. Collaborative Meeting

Thank you, Lauren Wetzler (ATEC) for this info from the May 17th meeting!

Updates from Collaborative Partners:
Rosemarie Punzalan (AT Network)
o   AT Network provides trainings/webinars on various areas of AT:
o   Disability Capital Action Day (Sacramento) – May 30th, 2012
o   AT Network’s Exchange provides free short-term AT Loans:

Michael Martinez (Jr. Blind)
o   Various other programs/events at Jr. Blind:

AT Resource/Flow Chart:
The participating collaborative members made further edits to our AT resource flow chart, we are still looking at making further edits to this resource in hopes of it being a valuable resource regarding AT for people we serve.

Other Resources/Events/Info:
·        AT Workshop “Funding Sources for AT” by State Council on Developmental Disabilities Area Board XI (Hosted by Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center and ATEC) – Thursday, June 21st from 12-1 p.m. Participate in-person or online. (flyer attached)
·        So. Cal AAC Network (Handout available on blog by Kara Bidstrup: From Eat Cookies to Asking Questions – Language Therapy in AAC) and other resources
·        AT Network AT-related news:

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