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5-21-18 Transition Symposium info

SUPAC, Keilberman, MVCC and Central RSE-TASC are pleased to announce,

“GLITCH - Enpower Transtion through Technology"

 "Transition Symposium.”

When students with disabilities Grow, Learn, and Innovate with TeCHnology (GLITCH), they create, shape, and maximize their abilities. Please join us as we explore tools, applications, and practices to help students successfully transition to the world of work, post-secondary learning, and independent living!

Our goal is to help students find opportunities and services so they can achieve their post-secondary goals and dreams. The “Transition Symposium” will provide information and resources for living, learning and working after high school. This unique combination of workshops and information tables will help educate students and their families to unlock their potential options for their future.

What:   A FREE educational day around transition planning. Lunch will be provided!

Target Audience:  Students with Disabilities (9-12 grade) & All Families, Educators and Professionals are welcome

Where:   Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) Utica Campus 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13501

When:   Monday, May 21, 2018 (*Please register by Wednesday, April 2018)

Time:    Registration begins at 8:15am
                  Student Track 9:00am-1:30pm
                  Family/Educator Track 9:00am-2:30pm

Keynote Speaker: information Achieving Success through Assistive Technology with Therese Willkomm

Therese Willkomm, PhD, is the Director of New Hampshire’s State Assistive Technology Program with the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and is an associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. Dr. Willkomm has been engaged in providing/managing assistive technology services for over 28 years in the areas of the home, school, and worksite modifications for persons with disabilities. She is known nationally and internationally as “The MacGyver of Assistive Technology” and for her work in rural rehabilitation technology.  In this keynote, Dr. Willkomm will share her personal journey with Tourette Syndrome and Learning Disabilities and how the use and application of assistive technology can lead to educational and vocational success, inspiring us through her story to frame weaknesses as strengths in a world seen as upside down, inside out and backwards.


Student Workshop Topics:

1. Transitioning from High School to College: What You Need to Know
2. Low Tech on the Fly: Ordinary Items Create Extraordinary Solutions
3. Successfully Navigating Technology!
4. Adult Career & Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) and Working Solutions: What Youth Should Know
5. Through the Same Door: A Story of Self-Advocacy, Assistive Technology and Success


Family/Educator Workshops Topics: 

1. An Overview of Text-to-Speech and Speech-to-Text Technologies
2. Supporting College Students through Technology--Overview of Accessibility
3. Ask the Transition Specialists
4. Adult Career & Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) and Working Solutions: What Every Parent and Educator Should Know
5. College is an Option-Higher Education Opportunities for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
6. Technology for Successful Transitions
7. Proactive Approaches and Key Considerations for Transition to Life After High School for People on the Autism Spectrum
8. Count Me In: Why Work Experiences for Those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Matter
9. Wait, Wait, Don't Be Late: Understand How Care Coordination is Changing with OPWDD Services
10. Apps, Accessories, and Adaptations for Executive Function Impairments
11. Living the Dream

To Register  as a participant or Community Agency Table

Vendor Registration

Family and Professional Information/Registration

Student Information and Registration

Contact: Office of Accessibility Resources at MVCC 315-731-5702 for more information 

ADA/504 Coordinator
Jimsak Daoreuang, Director of Accessibility Resources
Phone: 315-731-5813

Utica Campus
Office of Accessibility Resources
Daniel Boggs, Testing Accommodations Specialist
Payne Hall Room 104H
Phone: 315-792-5644
Learning, Autism & ADHD Disabilities:
Katelyn DiCastro, Transition Support Specialist
Phone: 315-792-5413
Other Disabilities:
Tamara Mariotti, Coordinator of Accessibility Resources
Phone: 315-731-5702
Rome Campus
Student Services Office
Plumley Complex 102G
Phone: 315-334-7709

Michelle Luvisi
College Services Associate -
Disability Support
Phone: 315- 334-7744