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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
 

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

12:30pm

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

1:30pm

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