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Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawai‘i (ATRC) in collaboration with CDS

Project Overview

This project is a CDS partnership with Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawai‘i (ATRC) that integrates assistive technology into the state’s education, health and human service delivery systems. The project also educates consumers, providers, and caregivers on the use and availability of assistive technology. The CDS/UAP is supporting:

  1. development of a Tech Center training curriculum;
  2. ongoing training for consumers, providers, and caregivers;
  3. exploration of additional funding sources; and
  4. an assistive technology day camp for children with Autism.

Activity Focus

  • Integrate assistive technology into the state’s education, health and human service delivery systems;
  • Educate consumers, providers, and caregivers on the use and availability of assistive technology;
  • Support development of a Tech Center training curriculum; and
  • Access additional funding sources.

Expected Outcomes

  • A technology center curriculum has been and continues to be developed;
  • SPED 480‚ Overview of Assistive Technology was taught at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa.
  • CDS is working with ATRC to acquire additional funding;

North Hawai‘i Community Children’s Council in collaboration with ATRC and CDS

Activity Focus

  • An assistive technology day camp for children with Autism; and
  • Assistive technology as a means for increasing socialization.

Expected Outcomes

  • An assistive technology day camp for children with autism was held;
  • Sixteen children participated in the camp; and
  • Parents’ and other adult supporters of the children indicated positive behavioral changes.

The web address for ATRC is http://www.atrc.org.

Products

The development and implementation of a Web site‚ www.realchoices.org.

Team Members
  • Kelly D. Roberts
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