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August, 2017

Learn to use Interface Pressure Mapping

Presented by: MassMATCH

Date: August 2, 2017

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Cost: free

Location:

Stavros Center for Independent Living 
210 Old Farm Road, Amherst MA 01002

Interface pressure mapping is used to show pressure points when someone is sitting or lying down. Too much pressure at one point can lead to skin breakdowns or other injuries. Pressure mapping technology is useful for determining appropriate seating and positioning for users of wheelchairs. These trainings are intended for individuals with disabilities, family members, home care providers, personal care attendants and others working with individuals with paralysis-causing conditions. Learn how to borrow and use pressure mapping technology. Help prevent life-threatening injuries!

The trainings will be conducted by Mary Jo Wagner, OTR/L, ATP, of the Department of Developmental Services; and Ron Resnick and Sarah Bandzak of Blue Chip Medical Products, Inc.

For More Information:
Contact Tanya Bombard by email info@massmatch.org by phone 617-204-3851

Registration is required.

Website: massmatch.org/wsip.php#Trainings

Logan Tech

Presented by: ATRC Pittsfield Assistive Technology Forum

Date: August 4, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: FREE

Location: Pathlight (formerly Association for Community Living), 220 Brookdale Drive, Springfield, MA 01104

LoganTech is a provider of assistive technology for the blind, visually impaired and also non-verbal individuals through augmentative communication devices. LoganTech was established in 2015 to realign our own  ProxTalker and 6dot brands of products designed and assembled in the United States of America; and to deliver new products and solutions in the fields of AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication), low vision, and Braille technology.

For More Information:
Contact Cash McConnell by email cmcconnell@ucpberkshire.org by phone 413-442-1562 ext. 28

Website: http://ucpberkshire.org/programs/assistive-technology-regional-center-2/

September, 2017

Kurzweil 3000-FireFly

Presented by: ATRC Pittsfield Assistive Technology Forum

Date: September 8, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: FREE

Location: Pathlight (formerly Association for Community Living), 220 Brookdale Drive, Springfield, MA 01104

With Kurzweil 3000-firefly award-winning educational software, you can provide literacy support for students anytime, anywhere — on their PC, MAC, iPad, and the web. Built-in tools for reading, writing, study skills and test taking deliver a multisensory approach to learning, helping students who struggle, such as those with dyslexia and English Language Learners, become independent learners. A cloud-basedcentralized library allows for easy access and distribution of curricula, while reporting delivers helpful insight into student usage

For More Information:
Contact Cash McConnell by email cmcconnell@ucpberkshire.org by phone 4134421562

Website: http://ucpberkshire.org/programs/assistive-technology-regional-center-2/

Learn to use Interface Pressure Mapping

Presented by: MassMATCH

Date: September 19, 2017

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Cost: free

Location:

UCP-Berkshire
208 West Street, Pittsfield MA 01201 

Interface pressure mapping is used to show pressure points when someone is sitting or lying down. Too much pressure at one point can lead to skin breakdowns or other injuries. Pressure mapping technology is useful for determining appropriate seating and positioning for users of wheelchairs. These trainings are intended for individuals with disabilities, family members, home care providers, personal care attendants and others working with individuals with paralysis-causing conditions. Learn how to borrow and use pressure mapping technology. Help prevent life-threatening injuries!

The trainings will be conducted by Mary Jo Wagner, OTR/L, ATP, of the Department of Developmental Services; and Ron Resnick and Sarah Bandzak of Blue Chip Medical Products, Inc.

For More Information:
Contact Tanya Bombard by email info@massmatch.org by phone 617-204-3851

Registration is required.

Website: http://www.massmatch.org/wsip.php#Trainings

Logan Tech

Presented by: ATRC Pittsfield Assistive Technology Forum

Date: September 22, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: FREE

Location: Pathlight (formerly Association for Community Living), 220 Brookdale Drive, Springfield, MA 01104

LoganTech is a provider of assistive technology for the blind, visually impaired and also non-verbal individuals through augmentative communication devices. LoganTech was established in 2015 to realign our own  ProxTalker and 6dot brands of products designed and assembled in the United States of America; and to deliver new products and solutions in the fields of AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication), low vision, and Braille technology

For More Information:
Contact Cash McConnell by email cmcconnell@ucpberkshire.org by phone 4134421562

Website: http://ucpberkshire.org/programs/assistive-technology-regional-center-2/

October, 2017

Supporting our Adult Population: Selecting the Best Assistive Technology for the Need

Presented by: ATRC Pittsfield Assistive Technology Forum

Date: October 13, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: FREE

Location: Pathlight (formerly Association for Community Living), 220 Brookdale Drive, Springfield, MA 01104

Assistive Technology means a lot of things to different people.  Unfortunately, people don’t always know what assistive technology works best for any special need.  The common perception is that assistive technology is a one-size-fits all, while it is not!  Join UCP in exploring technology that greatly benefits those with autism, physical challenges, visual challenges, veterans and the elderly.  Experience firsthand devices like the TAPit, the Skoog, and the ProxTalker, while understanding the best fits for those and other devices based on the need

For More Information:
Contact Cash McConnell by email cmcconnell@ucpberkshire.org by phone 4134421562


Website: http://ucpberkshire.org/programs/assistive-technology-regional-center-2/

The Newest and most Popular Low Vision and Blindness Products

Presented by: ATRC Pittsfield Assistive Technology Forum

Date: October 27, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: FREE

Location: Pathlight (formerly Association for Community Living), 220 Brookdale Drive, Springfield, MA 01104

iPad apps, and The Newest and most Popular Low Vision and Blindness Products” presented by Scott V. Krug, President, and Michelle Perkins, Senior Assistive Technology Specialist of New England Low Vision and Blindness (www.nelowvision.com). They will be highlighting the NEW Ruby 7, NEW Topaz PHD, NEW DaVinci PRO, NEW Transformer, NEW Braille Note Touch, NEW Onyx Portable and much more..! They will also be highlighting how to integrate the use of many products with the iPad and iPhone; plus offer real-world recommendations for top Educational apps. The presentation will be geared to Students, TVI’s, Rehab Teachers, COMS and Seniors.

For More Information:
Contact Cash McConnell by email cmcconnell@ucpberkshire.org by phone 4134421562

Website: http://ucpberkshire.org/programs/assistive-technology-regional-center-2/

November, 2017

Learn to use Interface Pressure Mapping

Presented by: MassMATCH

Date: November 6, 2017

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location:

Easter Seals MA 
484 Main Street, Worcester MA 01608 

Interface pressure mapping is used to show pressure points when someone is sitting or lying down. Too much pressure at one point can lead to skin breakdowns or other injuries. Pressure mapping technology is useful for determining appropriate seating and positioning for users of wheelchairs. These trainings are intended for individuals with disabilities, family members, home care providers, personal care attendants and others working with individuals with paralysis-causing conditions. Learn how to borrow and use pressure mapping technology. Help prevent life-threatening injuries!

The trainings will be conducted by Mary Jo Wagner, OTR/L, ATP, of the Department of Developmental Services; and Ron Resnick and Sarah Bandzak of Blue Chip Medical Products, Inc.

For More Information:
Contact Tanya Bombard by email info@massmatch.org by phone 617-204-3851

Registration is required.

Website: massmatch.org/wsip.php#Trainings