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The Arc Southeastern MN Assistive Technology & Resource Expo has ended

DISCOVER AMAZING!  Come see exhibits, speakers and hands-on demos featuring the latest in assistive technology products and services.  Find, assess and acquire products and services that empower and enable.  Meet and talk with product experts and knowledgeable resource professionals. 

Categories:  Communication Aids — Computer Access — Daily Living — Education & Learning — Environmental Adaptations — Funding Sources — Hearing — Legal Protection — Mobility & Transportation — Prosthetics and Orthotics — Recreation & Leisure — Vision

Open to the Public:  Free Admission — Free Parking — All Ages — All Abilities — Registration Not Required

Location:  Heintz Center Commons, 1926 College View Road SE, Rochester, Minnesota

Presented by:  The Arc Southeastern Minnesota | www.arcse-mn.org | 507-287-2032 | mail@arcse-mn.org 

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Saturday, November 4
 

10:00am

Exhibits Open 10:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday November 4, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
Heintz Center Commons 1926 College View Road SE, Rochester, Minnesota

10:30am

Funding Assistive Technology In Your Home and Community

This workshop will address the funding options for assistive technology you use in your home and the community, including Medical Assistance, Medicare, private insurance, and home and community-based waivers.  For each funding source, we will discuss what technology is covered, the criteria that must be met, and what you can do if your request is denied.


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Giesen

Jennifer Giesen

Staff Attorney, AT Protection and Advocacy, Minnesota Disability Law Center
Jennifer Giesen graduated from William Mitchell College of Law, cum laude, in 1997.  Following a judicial clerkship, Ms. Giesen joined the Minnesota Disability Law Center as a staff attorney in 1999.  For the last 18 years, she has represented people with disabilities in their efforts to obtain assistive technology and other health care... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am
Classroom HA 134 Heintz Center

11:30am

Assistive Technology You Can Use

Living in the 21st Century means using technology. During this session, you will learn what assistive technology is and isn’t and see a variety of off-the-shelf devices that can simplify home, school, and work tasks. You will also hear about the growing trend toward multi-use devices and cloud-based services. And, before the session is over, you will discover how to access resources that can help you find and get devices that are right for you.  


Speakers
avatar for Kim Moccia

Kim Moccia

Program Director, MN STAR Program
Kim Moccia is the Director of the Minnesota Department of Administration’s STAR Program, which is the state’s federally-funded Assistive Technology Act program.  Before coming to the STAR Program, Kim managed an AT program for a day habilitation provider in Southeastern Minnesota. In addition to having worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse and Legal Assistant, she holds a degree in Business and is a graduate of California State University, Northridge, Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program. Kim enjoys helping people of all ages and abilities use technology to realize their goals. She is currently serving as a member of the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs Board of Directors. She is a frequent presenter, and her articles on assistive technology have appeared in regional and national... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
Classroom HA 134 Heintz Center

12:00pm

OrCam MyEye Demonstration
Exhibitors
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OrCam

The world's most advanced wearable assistive technology solution | We've pioneered a compact device with insightful functionality. With OrCam MyEye hear any text, appearing on any surface. Recognize the faces of people in your life. Identify supermarket products and money notes... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
OrCam Exhibit Booth Heintz Center Commons

12:30pm

Your Life’s Journey with Social Security with an Emphasis on Disability Programs
Speakers
avatar for Peter Castro

Peter Castro

Social Insurance Specialist, Social Security Administration
Peter Castro is in his 8th year at the Social Security Administration.  Prior to working at Social Security Peter worked in the private sector and served in the Marine Corps for 6 years.  Peter holds a Master’s in Public Administration and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Hamline... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Classroom HA 134 Heintz Center

1:00pm

Come explore eye tracking technology–communication, games, controlling your environment, surfing the internet, and much more–everything controlled by looking at the computer screen. Come give it a try!

Eye tracking and eye control is a technology that makes it possible for computers to know exactly where the user is looking. When eye tracking and eye control are combined with speech generating devices, communication and quality of life are enabled for individuals with special needs.


Exhibitors
avatar for Tobii Dynavox

Tobii Dynavox

Power to be You! Our mission is to be a companion for your communication journey, no matter the starting point. We deliver world-class software and devices. Stop by our booth to see our latest products and software offerings including: Indi, the world’s first all-in-one, consumer-focused speech tablet for symbol-based... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Tobii Dynavox Exhibit Booth Heintz Center Commons

1:30pm

Going Digital – The Future of Support Using Technology
The world of supports and assistance for people with disabilities is changing, with the use of technology offering a nearly limitless array of opportunities for people to maximize their abilities and live, work and play independently. However, there’s a lot of education that needs to be done to ensure people with disabilities, their families, the providers and the case managers they may work with, and even elected officials are empowered with the knowledge and the resources to help everyone access the tools that can best support their goals. This presentation will give the audience the introduction to technology tools and the resources available, as well as give them the tools to become advocates for themselves and promoters of these important solutions

Speakers
avatar for Drew Henry

Drew Henry

Director of Member Communications, ARRM
Drew Henry is the Director of Member Communications for ARRM, an association representing more than 200 community-based service providers and supporting organizations. He helps lead ARRM’s work in promoting the use of technology to support people with disabilities and educating M... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Classroom HA 134 Heintz Center

3:00pm

All Abilitiy Cycles Test Rides (Weather Permitting)

Come ride the different types of adaptive bikes from All Ability Cycles. Weather permitting, All Ability Cycles will be offering test rides in the east parking lot of the Heintz Center.


Exhibitors
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All Ability Cycles

"Everyone Can Ride" | All Ability Cycles enriches the quality of life for people with disabilities through adaptive bicycles. We provide cycling products to individuals of all ages.


Saturday November 4, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Heintz Center - East Parking Lot Heintz Center