Power Up 2017 Sessions

April 2,  3, and 4, 2017

Holiday Inn Executive Center

Columbia, MO

Presented by Missouri Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology Conference & Expo Concurrent Sessions

 

 

Monday,  April 3, 2017  8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

Welcome and Keynote Presentation: Chris Bugaj

 

 

Monday,  April 3, 2017  10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions

 

A1 -Escape The Room with Instructional Strategies

A2 - Home Automation & Universal Design

A3 - Assistive Technology, Communication Devices and Implementation

A4 - The AT for Employment

A5 - Cool Tools for Container or Raised Bed Adaptive Gardening

A6 - What 's New at Wolfner Library?

 

Monday, April 3, 2017 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

B1 - Assistive Technology for Students with Dyslexia

B2 - Planning to Age in Place?

B3 - AAC Beyond Requesting: I Have More to Say

B4 - Wearables

B5 -Voice Input: Dragon & Beyond

B6 - Coaching Others in Financial Literacy

 

Monday, April 3, 2017 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

C1 - Connecting AT & IT for Schools Success

C2 - If the CarFits, Drive It

C3 - Nuts & Bolts of Successful AAC

C4 -  Stay at Home with Assistive Technology

C5 - Advanced Access with VoiceOver 

C6 - Fund Raising 101 for AT

Tuesday,  April 4, 2017 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions

 

D1 - Universal Design: From Idea to Implementation

D2 - Shifting Paradigms, Emerging Standards and Notetaker Evolution

D3 - AAC: Putting Aided Language Input into Practice 

D4 -Assistive Technology Considerations for Transitioning Back Home

D5 - Jaws for the IT Developer

D6 - Repairing Credit UGGH, let’s get to it!

D7 -Apple Tools for Special Needs

Tuesday,  April 4, 2017 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions

E1 - Text Accessibility for Struggling Readers

E2 - Android Accessibility

E3 - Implementing AAC in the Classroom

E4 - You’ve Got Hearing Loss, We’ve Got Gizmos

E5 - Website Accessibility Testing Tools

E6 - Everything You Wanted to Know About WIOA but were Afraid to Ask.

E7 - Apple Magnified

 

Tuesday,  April 4, 2017 11:20 AM to 12:20 PM

Concurrent Sessions

F1 - Creative Tech Ideas for Home, School & Life

F2 - Let’s Communicate: Experiences of People Who Are Deafblind

F3 - High Tech AAC for Adults with Acquired Neurological Conditions

F4 - 3D Printing: An Introduction 

F5 - PDF Accessibility

F6 - ABLE Act

F7 – Remote Monitoring in Missouri

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Assistive Technology Conference & Expo Concurrent Sessions

 

 

Monday,  April 3, 2017  10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions

 

A1 – Escape The Room with Instructional Strategies

Christopher Bugaj, Assistive Technology Trainer at Loudoun County Public Schools

Working individually or dividing up into teams participants will attempt to Escape The Room! At the beginning of the session, you will be presented with a riddle to solve and a URL to help solve it. You will move from resource to resource, each presenting a different instructional tool that can be used to provide more options to students. While experiencing the tool you will be introduced to various ways the tool can be used to increase learner variability. Tools include voice recording, text-to-speech, dynamic presentations, comic strip generation, alternatives to text, image alteration, mind mapping, social media, podcasts, and video production technologies which are all free or at very low-cost to the educator. The first 50 minutes will be used to collect clues, decipher riddles, and navigate the puzzles! Will you finish in time to escape the room? The remaining 10 minutes will be used to further discuss practical implementation of each tool. Of course, if you get stuck along the way, the session facilitator will assist you with additional clues to help succeed and experience the next resource. Leave with a list of practical tools to help design awesome instructional experiences for school, memories, and stories of an engaging session, and be inspired to replicate the experience for students and peers when you return. Even if you fail to escape in time, you win! Check out the introductory video at http://bit.ly/areyoureadytoescapetheroom

 

A2  –     Home Automation & Universal Design

Jennifer Gundy, Executive Director  of On My Own, Inc. and Barry Elbasani, Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation

During this session we will discuss different devices that are available to assist you in living independently in your own home. Turning on lights, setting thermostats, seeing who is at the door, 24/7 staffing, knowing when to tally medication all are things that can be barriers for some people. With home automation devices we can eliminate many of these barriers. We will also discuss ways to design or remodel houses to make them more accessible for people with disabilities and to think about aging in place.

 

A3  – Assistive Technology, Communication Devices and Implementation

Michelle Wheeler, Speech Therapist at Mizzou Therapy Services-ATEC    

Attendees will learn about pagesets within devices/apps to use with communication device users.  Attendees will also be provided with resources available to assist with planning and implementing communication devices. 

 

A4 –  The AT for Employment 

Panel - Erin Brown , Occupational Therapist, at Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City (RIKC); Scout Merry, Access Services Manager at SIL; Amber Cheek, JD, Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at University of Missouri Extension; Shelly Shetley, Owner, Angel Paws, Inc.

The session would be focused how to demonstrate AT for employee accommodations. It is important that employers and employees understand available assistive technology that can support employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Learn examples of AT options for some to assist employers and employees with job accommodations.  Session would cover how to include the employee in a demo of AT in the workplace or off site.

 

A5 –  Cool Tools for Container or Raised Bed Adaptive Gardening

Todd Lorenz, Extension Professional, University of Missouri Extension, Cooper County and  Karen Funkenbusch, PI / Director for the “Missouri AgrAbility Project”   

Participants will learn from the experts in Container and Raised Bed gardening.   Attendees will learn about adaptive gardening processes, how to modify your garden tools, and how to use adaptive tools in this interactive session.

 

A6 - What 's New at Wolfner Library?

Panel: Amy Nickless Special Services Librarian and Lisa Hellman, Youth Services Librarian, Brandon Kempf,  Reader Advisor and Abbey Rimel, Deputy Director of Public Services from Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library

The American Community Survey estimates that as of 2014, more than 155,000 Missourians lived with a visual disability. Over 900,000 Missourians struggle with physical disabilities that could prevent them from using standard print materials.  According to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's 2016 data, as many as 97,500 Missouri school children could qualify for services based on reading disabilities. Open up a world of accessible books and library services to yourself or those you assist by learning how Wolfner Library serves special populations. Alternate formats and services are delivered directly to doorsteps, desktops and mobile devices.  Learn how you or those you serve qualify for our service. Be in the know with up-to-the-moment information on the many new offerings at Wolfner Library, including print/Braille games, large print books, descriptive DVDS, dial-in book clubs, and our early literacy program!

Whether or not you knew about Wolfner Library previously, this program will provide the most recent information about Wolfner Library to ensure patrons and those who assist them know about all of our services. It is also designed to dispel common myths about Wolfner Library services.

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Monday, April 3, 2017 1:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

B1 –   Assistive Technology for Students with Dyslexia

John Effinger, Program Coordinator at Missouri Assistive Technology

This session will discuss assistive technology accommodations for students with Dyslexia in the classroom. Alternative text access for reading and writing will be discussed including alternative educational materials (AEM).  Specific rules apply to students not on an IEP. In addition, we will discuss computers and tablets that can be used with software and apps to increase access to text and increase written production.

Missouri is set to implement the results of a legislative task force that will address meeting the needs of students with Dyslexia in schools. John Effinger is a member of that task force. Targeted to be implemented in the 2017-2018 school year, this session will update participants on the progress of the task force.

 

B2 -Planning to Age in Place?

Panel: Bryon Sunday, Contractor at Accessibility Remodeling; Megan Lewis, Occupational Therapist at Alphapointe; Stacy Brady, Program Coordinator at Missouri Assistive Technology.

Can I age in Place?  As the cost of assisted housing rises, more and more people will consider staying in the home they currently own.  This session will offer a guide on how to assess their home for access for potential changes in the future.    Considerations for physical mobility, vision and loss of hearing changes for the individual will be given.  

 

B3 - AAC Beyond Requesting: I Have More to Say

Patrick Brune M.S. CCC/SLP, Clinical Implementation Specialist, Tobii Dynavox    

In this session participants will be provided strategies for successfully moving their AAC communication beyond requesting, and incorporating communicative functions such as asking questions, making comments, protesting, and expressing opinions. Participants will be provided with practical ideas and tools to be implemented during evaluations and therapy with individuals of various ages, abilities, and communication levels.

 

B4 - Wearables

David Baker, Director, Missouri Assistive Technology

Wearable technology that incorporates computer and advanced electronic technologies into clothing and accessories is the latest evolution in the technological revolution. Wearable technologies give people new ways to control other technology and new ways for technologies to send signals and messages to users who need them. What these technologies do and how they can assist someone with a disability is the focus of this session.


B5 -Voice Input: Dragon & Beyond

Brenda Whitlock, Program Coordinator and Rhonda Hughes, Program Coordinator at Missouri Assistive Technology              

When is Dragon Professional Individual (Dragon Naturally Speaking) a good option for voice input on the computer and how does it work?  Who is a good candidate for Dragon?  Is Dragon available on my tablet?   And what are some popular other voice input options?  These questions will be answered for participants.  The target audience are rehabilitation professionals, educators, and AT professionals wanting to incorporate Dragon into their knowledge base.

 

 

B6 - Coaching Others in Financial Literacy

Andrew Zumwalt, Assistant Extension Professor at University of Missouri Extension

This session focuses on providing caregivers information to help them understand their role and responsibility in managing another’s resources. Topics covered will include the meaning of fiduciary, court appointed guardian, trustee, government representative payee, and more. Resources will be provided for additional follow-up after the conference.

 

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Monday, April 3, 2017 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

C1 - Connecting AT & IT for Schools Success

Lisa Meyer, Instructional Coordinator for Technology;  Tricia Scott, Instructional Coordinator for Technology;  Kim Smith, Instructional Coordinator for Technology; Kyle Bundy, Instructional Coordinator for Technology: Keith Howe, Instructional Coordinator for Technology   from North Kansas City Schools

This session will provide Assistive Technology Teams and Information Technology Departments relevant strategies related to breaking down barriers that commonly occur within School Districts. Participants will be presented with case studies of issues that were identified and resolved as part of an interdepartmental approach in order to support both network fidelity and overall student technology needs. Attendees will be provided time to share current practices and ask questions relevant to collaboration between Assistive Technology Teams and Information Technology Departments.

 

C2 -  If the CarFits, Drive It

Dolly Wood, OTA/L, Team Leader Ortho/Trauma Rehab Team  and  Kelly Dahl, RN, BSN     

from the University of Kansas Hospital    

CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles "fit" them.

The CarFit program also provides information and materials on community-specific resources that could enhance their safety as drivers, and/or increase their mobility in the community.

We will discuss the Carfit program and the benefits to the community. We will also discuss how to become a Carfit technician and event coordinator.

 

C3 -  Nuts & Bolts of Successful AAC

Suzie Wiley, Program Coordinator and Emily Hawks,  Speech-Language Pathologist  at The Rehabilitation Institute of KC

Nuts & Bolts of Successful AAC: Two of the most critical components of successful AAC integration are functional access and implementation.  Whether you are the professional guiding someone through the AAC decision making process, or you are providing ongoing support for individuals who use AAC, this session will help guide you through a decision making process of selecting the appropriate access site and input option for AAC, and how we have found implementation of AAC to be successful and fun.  Input options for access and an objective method of comparing input will be presented. Additionally, thought processes for providing practical and functional training will be shared through video and case study examples.

 

C4 - Stay at Home with Assistive Technology

Jeannie Krull, AT Specialist at The Interagency Program for Assistive Technology (IPAT) 

Live where you choose! Come and learn about assistive technology (AT) to help a person with disabilities stay safe and live as independently as possible in the home of their choice. This session will allow participants to learn where to start getting help and about the range of AT devices and their application for persons with memory loss, dementia, cognitive loss, physical disabilities, hearing and vision loss to promote staying in their homes as long as possible.

 

C5 - Advanced Access with VoiceOver

Jim Fettgather from Alphapointe and Andrea Breier, A.T. Trainer

This session is for anyone who is ready to carve deeper into their Apple product.  Highlights include:

New accessibility features in iOS 10.

Connect to an external keyboard, headset, or speaker.

Delve into iTunes, including the process for locating movies with audio description.

Browse the web seamlessly with Safari.

Overview of both zoom and voiceover.

As time permits, Presenters will answer questions submitted to them in advance to andreabreier@gmail.com

 

 

C6 - Fund Raising 101 for AT

Panel: Clay McQuerry, Executive Director,  Rebuilding Together Clay County; Shannon Porter, Assistive Technology Coordinator​  at South West Center for Independent Living; Stephen Kinstler,   Mobility Systems Specialist at United Access and Stephanie Brady, Executive Director of  The Community Clinic of Joplin.

This session is targeted to families of individuals with disabilities, service coordinators at state, non-profit and CILS that are seeking the best ideas on how to navigate the fund raising process.    Are you doing it right?  Are their short cuts?   Who is a good resource to help? How do I stay organized?  Where do I find funding?  

 

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 8:30 AM to 9: 30 AM

Concurrent Sessions

 

D1 - Universal Design: From Idea to Implementation

 

Dave Edyburn, Associate Dean for Research  at the University of Central Florida Description

The purpose of this session is to examine the active ingredients associated with UDL interventions. The presenter will demonstrate a variety of instructional design interventions that involve making text accessible to diverse students. Discussion will focus on implementation issues related to academic diversity blueprints, equalizers, and active ingredients. This provocative presentation will change how people think about UDL and understand design, implementation, and outcome measurement.

 

D2 - Shifting Paradigms, Emerging Standards and Notetaker Evolution

Dave Wilkinson, National Education Manager, HIMS 

The next evolutionary step for notetakers is here.  HIMS will demonstrate fully accessible mainstream apps in notetaker settings.  Now you can truly have it all.

 

D3 -  AAC: Putting Aided Language Input into Practice 

Amanda Hettenhausen and Betsy Clifford, staff at Saltillo Corporation  

Communication is a two-way process. As such, the successful implementation of an AAC device depends as much on the skills of the person using AAC as it does on those of the communication partners. This session will provide an overview of the characteristics, roles, and responsibilities of communication partners working with people who use AAC, with a focus on aided language input. Aided language input is a strategy, in which the communication partner uses AAC to teach AAC. Shared reading will be discussed as a vehicle for learning to use aided language input to support device implementation and facilitate language learning. Participants will have the opportunity to put it to practice through a hands on activity.

 

D4 - Assistive Technology Considerations for Transitioning Back Home

Jeannie Krull, AT Specialist at The Interagency Program for Assistive Technology (IPAT) 

Moving back home from a nursing facility?  All of the things to think about can be daunting.  During this session we will explore the Assistive Technology Needs Profile developed by IPAT that can be used to identify a person’s specific assistive technology (AT) needs. In addition, we will explore the AT that may help with transitioning safely back home with independence and learn where to start getting help

D5 - Jaws for the IT Developer

Gretchen Maune and Kevin Lanahan, Missouri Department of Conservation

What does your website sound like to a screen-reader user?  Is your online form readable? Is it easy to navigate and find buttons?  These questions will be answered as Gretchen provides a hands-on demo.  She has provided training to I.T. Developers across the region helping them to understand what their design looks like from the user perspective and how to shape accessible design accordingly.

 

D6 - Repairing Credit UGGH, let’s get to it!

Kourtney Woodbury, Director of  Prosperity Center and  Eileen Belton, Program Coordinator at Missouri Assistive Technology

This session is targeted to families of individuals with disabilities, service coordinators at state, non-profit and CILS that are seeking a better understanding of how to address credit repair.  Some AT is expensive and not all AT is covered by traditional funding.  For folks that have not used credit due to negative activities or inaccurate information,  repairing credit seems difficult if not impossible.   You do not need to pay for a service to repair credit, learn the DIY steps to take to repair credit.  

D7 - Apple Tools for Special Needs

Apple Inc.

Come to this interactive event and explore the key features built into Apple products for students with special needs. You’ll see how iPad, iPod touch, and Mac offer a rich set of accessibility features that can be customized to help diverse learners succeed.

  • Discover the accessibility features included on every Mac and how they support a wide range of sensory   and learning disabilities.
  • Experience the accessibility features of iPad, and see how these tools can break down barriers to learning.
  • Explore apps that can help students overcome individual learning hurdles.
  • Get examples of how other institutions are successfully using Apple technology with special needs students.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how Apple devices are helping students with special needs learn and engage like never before.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions

 

E1 -Text Accessibility for Struggling Readers

Dave Edyburn, Associate Dean for Research at University of Central Florida

Reading is deficit area for many students with IEPs. It is difficult to close the achievement gap when instructional materials are not at an appropriate independent reading level. The purpose of this presentation is to review issues associated with instruction and remediation of reading problems and the many ways technology can be used to compensate for poor reading skills. Selected tools will be demonstrated and discussed.

 

E2 -  Android Accessibility

Vince Cianfrone, Vice President pf NanoPac, Inc.

Demonstration of the accessibility features in your Android phone or tablet, and helpful apps for individuals with vision loss.  In a world of Apple devices, people often don’t realize that other viable cost effective options are available for people with disabilities.

 

E3 - Implementing AAC in the Classroom

Patrick Crawford, Middle School Process Coordinator I District Assistive Technology and Christina Corder, , Special Education Teacher in Self-Contained Autism classroom and Julie Aguirre M.S. CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist at Belton School District #124

The Belton School District adopted TouchChat as its augmentative communication devices in 3 district programs. The district programs are for non-verbal and non-commutative students on the Autism Spectrum Disorder and for students with Intellectual Disabilities. Participants will view videos of teachers and students using TouchChat in the classroom. In addition, presenters and participants will discuss the process of selecting the app, the process of setting up the app for each child's iPad, and implementing the device including the obstacles and hurdles faced.

 

E4 - You’ve Got Hearing Loss, We’ve Got Gizmos

Panel: Michael Abramowitz, President, Amplicom USA; Steve Woods, Account Manager, Clarity, a division of Plantronics, Inc.; Michelle Maher,Director of Sales Operations and Customer Relationships at ClearSounds; Mike Donovan, Director, Sales and Marketing, Sonic Alert and Peter Lee, Director, Sales and Marketing at Serene Innovations.

You know you have hearing loss and there is technology out there to help but how do you know what’s available or how to get it? Don’t have hearing aids? That’s okay! Not all hearing loss technology requires hearing aids to use. This presenter panel will discuss a variety of technologies that can be added to or connected to home phones, cellular phones, Video Phones, hearing aid streamers, and hearing aids with and without T-Coils.  You may also learn about technologies that help in everyday situation like weather alerts for hearing loss, signaling devices, and more. 

 

E5 -Website Accessibility Testing Tools

Lainie Strange, IT for the State of Missouri

Ok, you want to have an accessible website and content, but what do you pay most attention to in order to make sure customers and others with disabilities can access your website?  This session will focus on the top 4 things you can do to help make your information technology more accessible for persons with disabilities.  The session will also touch on the best no-cost automated testing tools currently available, as well as fee based tools.

 

E6 - Everything You Wanted to Know About WIOA but were Afraid to Ask.   

Panel: Bob Simpson, Project Director Pre-Employment Transition Services for Hook Center for Educational Leadership and District Renewal; Kim Gee, Director of Transition and Section 511 Services  for Division of Vocational Rehabilitation; Karen Allen, Director of Compliance for the Office of Special Education; Kelly Cook, Director, Independent Living with Vocational Rehabilitation; Keith Roderick, Fiscal and Administrative Manger for Rehabilitation Services for the Blind

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 is the nation’s first major overhaul of its public workforce system in nearly 15 years. Of note is WIOA’s increased attention on helping individuals with disabilities prepare for and gain access to competitive integrated employment. Helping Missourians with disabilities understand, capitalize on and achieve through WIOA will be the focus of this panel discussion.

 

E7 - Apple Magnified

Jim Fettgather and Becky Dumsky, Alphapointe 

Since 2005, Apple has incorporated built-in accessibility features into all of its products to accommodate individuals with a variety of disabilities.  This session will demonstrate methods and strategies, along with targeted and useful apps, to assist individuals with low vision of all ages to accomplish daily tasks more efficiently using their iPhone or iPad.  Object recognition, color identification, reading and writing tasks, and other apps for a variety of purposes will be demonstrated to improve quality of life for individuals both personally and professionally. 

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 11:20 AM to 12:20 PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

F1 -  Creative Tech Ideas for Home, School & Life

Kate Dougherty, Founder/President and Keely Ragar, Director at Down Country

THE POWER OF CREATIVITY!!!  This workshop focuses on the integration of and creative ideas and ways low tech &high tech technology can be utilized at home, school & in the real world.  The focus of the presentation will be on ways to find solutions to issues that arise with your child/adult or student's specific needs or goals in accessing curriculum or life. As well as, helping to define what might help guide this process throughout the lifespan.  Plus a variety of different tools and ideas on ways to integrate and apply knowledge.  Examples:  QIAT list serve, Fast Flash, Visual Timers-Apple Watch, I Pod-i Phone-I Pad--i Pad mini-i Pad PRO-Apple TV-Gemiini-Signing Time, OSMO, Doodlecast Pro-SnapType-Talk Path Therapy-Stylus selection-Choiceworks App-Proloquo2Go-Touch Chat HD Flipwriter-PLUS low tech usage Dominoes, Cards, Light Bright-Spelling-Slant Boards-Tiles etc.

 

F2 -  Let’s Communicate: Experiences of People Who Are Deafblind

Panel of individuals who are Deafblind lead by facilitators: Beth Jordan, HKNC, and Brenda Whitlock from Missouri Assistive Technology

Panel: Larry Hoard, Donna Neal, Amy Rowson and Brett Wilhelm

 

F3 - High Tech AAC for Adults with Acquired Neurological Conditions

Patrick Brune M.S. CCC/SLP,  Clinical Implementation Specialist at Tobii Dynavox     

When faced with sudden onset of complex communication needs, adults with an acquired neurological condition face the challenge of finding new ways to communicate each day. In this session we will review the high tech AAC technologies capable of supporting these individuals in their communication, and connections to the world.

 

F4 -  3D Printing: An Introduction 

Kip Lewis, Assistive Technology Technician at Southwest Center for Independent Living

We will look at the costs involved in getting started with a 3D printer and some practical uses for an Independent Living center. We will look at what is required to take an idea and turn it into a 3D model that is ready for printing. There will be a short demonstration in CAD to show how easy or difficult the process is perceived to be.

 

F5 - PDF Accessibility

Kevin Lanahan, Web Developer for the MO Dept of Conservation

Participants will take a deep dive into PDF Accessibility. This session is not for the faint of heart, but individuals whose job it is to create documents for their department, agency, or school district.

 

F6 - ABLE Act

Chris Wray, Deputy State Treasurer and Andrew “Drew” Dziedzic, Policy Coordinator from the Missouri Treasurers Office

Missourian’s with disabilities and their families face the challenges of the economic costs of living with a disability, from greater health care costs to assistive technology that helps them fully access their communities. The ABLE Program allows persons with disabilities and their families to save and grow money for disability-related expenses without having to worry about losing eligibility for SSI, Medicaid and other needed supports. Missouri has begun its ABLE Program in conjunction with several other states. This session will explain the details of contributions, tax treatment, asset protection, eligible expenses and more.

 

F7 – Remote Monitoring in Missouri

Christopher Patterson,Owner/Founder Night Owl Support Systems, LLC

This session will cover an overview of how Remote Monitoring in Missouri.   Remote Monitoring commonly assists people to lead more self -determined lives by offering a way to provide supports to enable them to live where they want to live and/or remain in their current living situations.   You will not only learn the nuts and bolts of how Remote Monitoring works, but hear real life examples of ways technology has assisted people and how it has provided a creative options for those who utilize technology as a way of support.