The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) will be hosting its Annual AT Expo on October 5th, 2023 at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh, NC.
The Expo is a good event for individuals with disabilities, family members/caregivers, employers, local/state/national resources providing support to individuals, senior living providers, students, parents of children with special needs, older adults, VR Counselors, therapists, and educators. All are invited and encouraged to come out and participate.
This year’s event is In-Person but will have a Virtual option for any that cannot attend in person.
More information soon to come.
This Event is Free, but Registration is required. Registration is Open. https://ncsu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v5v0sCaTTJuymf0vT1dDtA
For questions contact:
Sonya Clark: Sonya.Clark@dhhs.nc.gov
The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) will be hosting its 3rd AT Virtual Vendor Expo on September 29, 2022 at 9am.
The virtual platform will be Zoom powered by the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh, NC.
All are invited and encouraged to participate including individuals with disabilities, family members/caregivers, employers, local/state/national resources providing support to individuals, senior living providers, students, parents of children with special needs, older adults, VR Counselors, therapists, and educators.
For questions contact: Sonya Clark: Sonya.Clark@dhhs.nc.gov 919-664-1244
NC AT Virtual EXPO 2022 Event Schedule and Information
NCAPT AT Expo 2022 Schedule of Events
9:00 - 9:50 Welcome Tammy Koger, NCATP Director
9:00 - 9:50 Keynote Speaker Doug Maxwell, Keynote Speaker
“Personal Testimony: Innovation for One-Handed Living”
Mr. Maxwell will discuss methods he has developed and adapted to make one-handed living easier. He will demonstrate tips and tricks he has learned throughout the years. He is a graduate of West Virginia University as well as from Full Sail University where he studied film. He has many interests some of which are traveling, photography, music, and restoring cars.
9:55 - 10:25 Session 1 Lianna Genovese, CEO, Founder, Biomedical & Mechanical Engineering
“Improving the Quality of life with ImaginAble Solutions”
Guided Hands assists people experiencing limited hand dexterity, hand weakness, or difficulty grasping and controlling objects because of an injury or a medical condition such as Cerebral Palsy, Arthritis, Huntington’s Disease, Dementia, spinal cord injuries, and strokes.
10:30 - 11:00 Session 2 Brandon Conrad, Project Manager
“Mind Mapping – Brainstorming, Organization, Writing, Note Taking, Time Management, etc.”
In this interactive presentation, attendees will be guided through Mind Mapping best practices on how to visually organize topics, research, cite and reference information, and export data in any academic format, such as APA, MLA, etc. Furthermore, we will illustrate when Mind Mapping is paired with technology how it can enhance creativity, clarify thinking and improve understanding of the subject at hand.
11:05 – 11:35 Session 3 Division of Services for Deaf Hard of Hearing Representative
“Medicaid Communication Access Service: Effective Communication in Healthcare”
An overview of how DSDHH is working to achieve the goal of improving communication access for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind individuals in healthcare settings
11:35 – 11:45 Door Prize Giveaways Must be present to win
11:45 – 12:15 Lunch
12:15 – 12:25 Door Prize Giveaways Must be present to win
12:25 – 12:45 Stephen E. Sallee AT Awards of Excellence
12:45 – 1:15 Session 4 Heather Kelejian, Extension Agent, Therapeutic Horticulture, Director Ability Gardens
“Creating a Connection with Nature”
Heather will provide an overview of a therapeutic program in a public garden setting - highlighting successes of the Ability Garden, talk about adaptive gardening in general, using nature to build community and connect with others. She will provide examples of using gardens, plants and nature metaphorically.
1:20 – 1:50 Session 5 Brendon Hildreth, Co-Director of the Accessible Icon Project in North Carolina.
Personal Testimony: “The Benefits of AT through the eyes of a Man with CP”
Brendon will discuss how he uses AT and the positive and negative things about it.
He will give you his perspective of how a man with CP uses Assistive Technology.
1:55 – 2:25 Session 6 Shonn Redmon, Community Low Vision, Low Vision Services Manager & Technical Support Coordinator IFB Solutions
“Low Vision Aids and Support”
Shonn will discuss different types of Low Vision Assistive Technology and supports that allow individuals to adapt, adjust, and thrive in life.
2:25 – 2:35 Door Prize Giveaways
2:35 – 3:05 Session 7 Department of Public Instruction Representative
“Requesting AT Services”
Will share strategies used to promote successful communication from the teachers/related service providers to request AT observations/services and how the team has organized a system to go out and conduct observations/services.
3:10 – 3:40 Session 8 Beverly Bowen, Farmer, Betty Rodriquez, NC AgrAbility Program, Coordinator, Crystal Cook, NC AgrAbility Director
Personal Testimony “Adapting to Farming” “NC AgrAbility Overview”
Will share information on some of her techniques used to farm that conserve energy/ decrease stress. She will also discuss any specific AT she uses on the farm.
“AT for the best stewards of the Land, our Farmers”
An overview of NC AgrAbility Services will be provided.
3:40 – 4:00 Door Prize Giveaways
Thank you to the following NC AT Virtual Expo 2022 Sponsors:
The Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DSDHH)
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS)
Easterseals UCP North Carolina & Virginia
North Carolina AgrAbility Partnership
Self-Help Credit Union
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Annette Lauber, NCATP Board member, and former NCATP team member
NCATP Grant Advisory Board
Thank you for the services offered on Expo Day:
American Sign Language
Door prize giveaways:
$25 e-gift card, $50 e-gift cards, two Echo Shows, Air Tags with air tag holder, garden seat, garage anti-fatigue mat, and much more.
You must be present to win!
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction will provide .08 CEUs. You must participate the entire day to receive the CEUs. More information will be provided on Expo Day.
The NC AT Vendor Expo 2023 will be held Face to Face at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center on The NC State campus in Raleigh, NC, on October 5, 2023. More information to come!