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Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI 02908, 401-456-8072

Technology and High Quality Community Living

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People with cognitive disabilities and their families are beginning to demand accessible, usable, affordable technologies to access community living. Technology is an important component a person-centered network of integrated supports. Paired with other sports, technology plays a major role in creating access to opportunities and promoting independence across all domains of high quality community living. In this workshop, you will learn about the different types of technologies, how applied cognitive technologies can bridge the gap between the person and their environment, and learn strategies to advance technology solutions in the agency and across the state.

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Presenter: Emily Shea Tanis, PhD

Emily Shea Tanis is the Director for Policy and Advocacy at the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities at the University of Colorado and on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado. She is the Principal Investigator for the State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Longitudinal Data Project. Dr. Tanis is nationally recognized for her expertise in applied cognitive technology supports, cognitive accessibility, and advancing the rights of people with cognitive disabilities to technology and information access.
Session Schedule

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Multiple sessions offered:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

May 5, 2020
May 11, 2020
June 23, 2020

Rhode Island College*
600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
*The specific location of each session will be shared in the registration confirmation.

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Accommodations Requests:

If you need a reasonable accommodation (ASL Interpreter, materials in an alternate manner, etc.) to fully participate in an event, please make your request known when you register or contact Elaine Sollecito at the Sherlock Center.

Registration Questions?

Elaine Sollecito: esollecito@ric.edu

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