Thanks to a grant from The Autism Provider Network of NW Ohio (formerly know as TRAN) – the iTaalk Autism Foundation, Bittersweet Farms, and Lucas County Board of DD are happy to provide a six month series of app sharing workshops for parents, caregivers and professionals interested in learning about the benefits of assistive technology in the special needs community.

The App-y Happy Workshop Series is designed to shortcut the time-consuming process of finding apps for individuals with autism and other specific needs. We have found that providing app selection expertise has enabled families and teams to support individual’s progress towards reaching their goals. Whether they have a school-aged child with an Individual Education Program (IEP) or an adult needing help learning to improve specific skills, iTaalk’s education team can assist by showcasing apps for a wide range of particular needs.

These expert-led presentations will include one and a half hour sessions along with hands-on labs that describe and/or demonstrate successful applications of assistive technology for individuals with special healthcare needs. Our hope is for attendees to learn how to use mobile devices to effectively target skill development.

Date Session & Tentative Topics
September 8, 2018- Free and Inexpensive Apps that Get the Job Done
October 13, 2018- Behavioral Intervention and Scheduling
November 10, 2018- Apps for Gaining Independence
December 8, 2018- Fine Motor and Visual/Perceptual Skills
January 12, 2019- Speech, Language and Communication
February 9, 2019- Literacy and Communication

**CEUs will be provided by the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities for no additional fee (A 60-minute session = 0.1 CEUs)****Registration is required to receive CEUs, free app codes and any giveaways! Register HERE.