Last week, IPAT AT Consultants from both the Mandan and Fargo offices received some great professional growth while attending the 34th annual Closing the Gap Conference in Bloomington, MN. The conference offered a number of workshops, presentations, and an exhibit hall all related to assistive technology! Exhibits represented were from AbleNet, Inc., ModularHose.com, OrCam, Scanning Pens, and many more! The exhibits provided an excellent opportunity for hands-on learning and networking with assistive technology experts from around the world. The diverse presentations led IPAT’s AT consultants down a thought-provoking road. They included areas on learning styles, autism, augmentative and alternative communication, transition, functional living skills, and geriatrics. Many of the presentations were fast-paced and threw out an abundance of ideas.
In the coming weeks, stay tuned for future blogs as those that attended – Lynette Wavra, Tami Ternes, and Tyler Merkel – will be featuring some neat technology they viewed at Closing the Gap!