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Ability Tools Calendar

We have a full calendar of trainings and events with Ability Tools for 2017 and beyond! We make it our goal to reach out to the community for local events and trainings. If you have a suggestion for an event or training to add on our calendar, please contact us.

Accommodations
If you need additional accommodation(s) to participate in an Ability Tools training or event, requests must be made ten business days prior to the training or event by emailing us at accommodations@abilitytools.org or contacting 1-800-390-2699 or 1-800-900-0706 TTY.

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List of Ability Tools Trainings & Events

Ability Tools September 2017 Southern California In-Person TrainingRegister for Training Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 • 10:00AM - 3:00PM (PST)

Type: In-Person Training
Category: Ability Tools
Location: Team of Advocates for Special Kids • 100 W. Cerritos Avenue • Anaheim , CA 92805

Description:
I. 10:00 – 10:15am - Welcome / Introductions / Updates from Ability Tools

II. 10:30 – 11:45am – Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Basics by Philippa Bellamy, PhD, CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist at CTEC, Communication Technology Education Center

AAC is the use of personalized methods or devices to increase a person's ability to communicate. Who can benefit? Explore a variety on “low Tech” and “High Tech” methods of communication and proven strategies for implementing communication systems for individuals with multiple disabilities.

III. 11:45 – 1:00PM – Lunch (on your own)

IV. 1:15pm- 2:15pm- Best Magnification/Speech Tool – ZoomText Basics 101 by: Mark Hanohano, AT Instructor Junior Blind

The revolutionary technology in both programs displays crystal clear text at all magnification levels. The ZoomText delivers a collection of innovative and exciting new features that extends ZoomText usefulness beyond the computer screen.

V. 2:15pm-2:30pm- Break

VI. 2:30pm- 3:00pm- AT Problem Solving Session: This time is an opportunity for individuals to voice their AT questions or concerns and start a conversation with others involved in the AT community.

Materials:
Sept 2017 Ability Tools Southern Regional Meeting Agenda.doc

Accommodations:
If you need additional accommodation(s) to participate in an Ability Tools training or event, requests must be made ten business days prior to the training or event by emailing us at accommodations@abilitytools.org or contacting 1-800-390-2699 or 1-800-900-0706 TTY.

Register for Ability Tools September 2017 Southern California In-Person Training…

APRIL, CalAgrAbility and ILCs in California Serving Rural People with DisabilitiesRegister for Training Thursday, October 5th, 2017 • 10:30AM - 12:00PM (PST)

Sponsor Organization: Ability Tools

Presenters: Sierra Royster, Youth Programs Coordinator for APRIL Esmeralda Mandujano, Community Health Manager for AgrAbility in California

Type: Webinar
Category: Ability Tools
Location: Webinar Platform

Description:
This presentation will focus on connecting the independent living community with AgrAbility to serve rural Californians living with disabilities. A description of the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) and AgrAbility will serve as an introduction to the connections between rural and disability communities.    

Accommodations:
If you need additional accommodation(s) to participate in an Ability Tools training or event, requests must be made ten business days prior to the training or event by emailing us at accommodations@abilitytools.org or contacting 1-800-390-2699 or 1-800-900-0706 TTY.

Register for APRIL, CalAgrAbility and ILCs in California Serving Rural People with Disabilities…

List of Other Trainings & Events

Bay Area Abilities Expo Friday, October 27th, 2017 - Sunday, October 29th, 2017 • 11:00AM - 5:00PM (PST)

Sponsor Organization: Abilities Expo

Type: Event
Category: Other
Location: San Mateo Events Center • 2495 S. Delaware St. • San Mateo , CA 94403

Description:
ABILITIES EXPO IS A CELEBRATION OF WHAT YOU CAN DO

Imagine everything you need, all under one roof! For nearly 40 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the Community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. Every event opens your eyes to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities to change your life. Where else can you discover ability-enhancing products and services, play a few adaptive sports, learn new dance moves, attend informative workshops and only scratch the surface of what Abilities Expo has to offer? Register for free today! For more information about the event visit their page at www.abilities.com