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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

AT Workshops from ATEC (Santa Ana)

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Assistive Technology Workshops for Professionals, Parents and Caregivers Offered!
Goodwill of Orange County's Assistive Technology Exchange Center (ATEC) is now offering a variety of Assistive Technology workshops geared for professionals, parents and caregivers.
App Academy: Proloquo2Go
A Professional Development Workshop Series
Presented by: Randi Horikawa, M.A., CCC-SLP, certified Proloquo2Go trainer & Kathleen Rausch, M.S., CCC-SLP
When: Tuesdays in May & June (see flyer for dates/times and topics covered)
Cost: $50/per class or $175/series
Description: Everything you wanted to know about Proloquo2Go! Topics covered include; getting started, adding and editing vocabulary, options, tips and tricks and much more!
Space is limited, registration is required.
Summer Learning Made Easy (and FUN!)
A Workshop for Parents and Caregivers
Presented by: Julie Dunbar, Technology Specialist
Date: Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $20
Description: This workshop will aid you in preparing fun implementation activities to keep your child using their assistive technology devices and equipment while working on academic skills.
Space is limited, registration is required.
Individualized Workshops & Trainings for Organizations
The clinical and technical staff at ATEC can provide individualized workshops and trainings on specific areas of assistive technology for your organization! Topics include, but not limited to;  Introduction to AT, Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC), iDevices and Apps, Microsoft Accessibility, and specific AT equipment and software, such as Dragon, ZoomText, JAWS, and much more.
Contact Deanna Collins at or (714) 361-6200 ext. 221 to inquire about an individualized workshop or training for your organization.
To register, please contact:
Deanna Collins (714) 361.6200 ext. 221 or
Assistive Technology Exchange Center (ATEC)
Goodwill Fitness and Technology Center Building About ATEC
ATEC is a comprehensive assistive technology resource center that is one of Goodwill of Orange County's vital health and human services programs. We have been helping people with disabilities and other barriers maximize their independence since 1996. We offer consultation, assessment and training services, equipment trial, equipment loan and reuse and support in learning how to use assistive technology equipment.
The center is centrally located and has expanded space which allows us to offer a new sensory room where ATEC therapists can better adapt their AT assessments to the needs of individuals with sensory processing difficulties.

ATEC is located at:
Goodwill Fitness and Technology Center
1601 East St. Andrew Place
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Voice (714) 361-6200
Fax (714) 361-6220
TTY/TDD (714) 543-1873

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