This conference was created as a platform to gather the leading minds in technology to share ideas on how it can be used to help those with autism and cognitive delays.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. (PRWEB) March 01, 2018
The Arc Westchester is thrilled to announce the 3rd Annual Tech Supports for Cognition & Learning Conference, which will take place on Tues., March 27 at co-host Mercy College’s Dobbs Ferry campus. The event’s other co-hosts include AHRC New York City, PNW-BOCES, VNS Westchester and the Westchester Library System.
The Tech Supports for Cognition & Learning Conference is a unique event focused on technology solutions for people with cognitive disabilities (including developmental disabilities and autism, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, traumatic brain injury and stroke survivors) that help with tasks for independence in everyday life. The conference is geared towards parents, rehabilitation professionals, special-education teachers and individuals with cognitive disabilities.
This year’s keynote speaker will be David Banes, director of David Banes Access and Inclusion Services and former CEO at Mada, Qatar Assistive Technology Center. He has a particular interest in using technology to meet the needs of persons with learning disabilities, and has worked extensively with both children and adults with a range of needs including those with autism and dyslexia.
“David is one of the world’s leading experts on using technology to better the lives of individuals with cognitive delays, and we are thrilled to have him as this year’s keynote speaker,” said Jordan Jankus, Coordinator of Person-Centered & Cognitive Supports at The Arc Westchester.
In addition to Mr. Banes’ keynote address, the conference will include hands-on Breakout Sessions hosted by technology experts who will provide practical advice on the use of technology to support the daily living needs of people with cognitive disabilities. Our expert presenters come from the fields of technology, education and learning, clinical and rehabilitation supports and the direct services profession. These Breakout Sessions will include exciting presentations from Apple, Microsoft, Tobii Dynavox and many others.
The Exhibitor area at Tech Supports for Cognition & Learning will include some the latest products and services that make a better life possible for people with cognitive disabilities. During the lunch period, a series of fast-paced Ignite Talks ® will feature inspiring stories of the use of everyday tech and its impact on the people that use it. The day will conclude with an exciting announcement from The Arc Westchester and the Westchester Library System regarding the creation of the first web resource in the Hudson Valley listing information on how to contact experts that can help you explore technology solutions and learn more about this rapidly-evolving field.
“This conference was created as a platform to gather the leading minds in technology to share ideas on how it can be used to help those with autism and cognitive delays,” said Richard P. Swierat, executive director of The Arc Westchester. “Technology is an integral part of The Arc Westchester and the services we provide, and we look forward to another day of education and collaboration.”
The 3rd Annual Tech Supports for Cognition & Learning Conference will take place on March 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sponsors include FlagHouse, Flightpath, Littman Krooks LLP, New York-Presbyterian, Tommie Cares Foundation and the Westchester Library System. For more information and to register, visit https://www.arcwestchester.org/techconference2018.
The Arc Westchester
The Arc Westchester, founded in 1949, is the largest agency in Westchester County supporting children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, and their families. Over 800 employees provide more than 2,000 individuals throughout the county with a broad range of innovative and effective programs and services designed to foster independence, productivity and participation in community life.
The mission of The Arc Westchester is to empower children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, to achieve their potential by strengthening families and encouraging personal choices, abilities and interests.
The Arc Westchester is a chapter of The Arc and The Arc New York.