Registration open for AT-TIES Together Conference

March 13, 2022—Regional and Statewide Services for Students with Orthopedic Impairment (RSOI) and Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP) are hosting the fourth annual AT-TIES Together conference, April 24-26. The event will be held at the Salem Convention Center.

The Oregon Department of Education focus is on diversity, equity and inclusion. This begins by ensuring access to curriculum for all learners. The AT-TIES Together conference brings together Oregon’s Therapists in Educational Settings (TIES) with assistive technology teams (AT). These professionals work to ensure learners have the tools they need for access.

Conference participants will have opportunities to listen and learn from notable national and international keynote speakers and to participate in more than 50 breakout sessions. The range of topics appeals to administrators, teachers and families. These voices and perspectives have opportunities to learn, share and develop communities of practice throughout three days of professional development.

“Conference strands include best practice in therapy supports, Assistive Technology (AT), Accessible Educational Materials (AEM), Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. These tools and strategies empower complex learners to access their school day, their curriculum and their goals. Access is the first step to inclusion,” said Debra Fitzgibbons, Coordinator for Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP) and Regional and Statewide Services for Students with Orthopedic Impairments (RSOI).

Additionally, RSOI and OTAP will continue the time-honored tradition of pausing to recognize exemplary achievements in the provision of education-based therapy services and assistive technology leadership. The Judy Rowe and Michele Smith-Sullivan Awards are presented to occupational therapists, physical therapists and their assistants. The assistive technology leadership award is named after Penny Reed, an international assistive technology pioneer and Oregon treasure. Reed wrote the OTAP and RSOI grants through Oregon Department of Education more than 30 years ago.  

Conference attendees will receive Certificates of Attendance for six contact hour credits per day that will be issued via email after the conference.

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