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I’ll Have to Ask my Personal Assistant

May 30 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join The Arc of Larimer County for 4 workshops in May to learn more about Assistive Technology and Internet Safety!

Come to all or choose that which fits your needs!  In person and remote attendance are both available. Use the form below to register.

May 2nd – An Overview of Assistive Technology – Presented by Alice Brouhard and Kara Brouhard

Low tech, low cost, low stress!!!  Come to experience an introduction to assistive technology and Alice and Kara will share some of their own favorites as well as readily purchased items that aid in day to day life!

Attendance to this workshop gives priority in the Assistive Technology Application, funded by a grant from Comcast NBCUniversal and The Arc of the United States.  To learn more or apply for funds, please visit www.arclc.org/what-we-do/assistive-technology/.

May 14th – Internet Safety- Presented by Keith Maynard

A Workshop for Parents/Guardians and Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Join presenter Keith Maynard for a presentation about internet safety. Topics will include:

  • Social media
  • Cyberbullying and the law
  • Sexting and the law
  • Trends
  • Case studies

May 16th – There’s an App for that – Presented by Alice Brouhard and Kara Brouhard

Bring your Tablets and Smartphone’s as we delve into high tech options to promote self -determination.  We will take an in-depth look at accessibility features built into all devices including Kindle Fires.  We will also look at Native apps and their use.  Alice will demonstrate some 3rd party apps that aid in memory/scheduling, home safety and socialization.

Attendance to this workshop gives priority in the Assistive Technology Application, funded by a grant from Comcast NBCUniversal and The Arc of the United States.  To learn more or apply for funds, please visit www.arclc.org/what-we-do/assistive-technology/.

May 30th – I’ll Have to Ask my Personal Assistant – Presented by Alice Brouhard and Kara Brouhard

Alexa and Google Home will be the focus of this last event!!! From playing music and Jeopardy, checking the weather…there are amazing things that can be done with these smart speakers!!!!

With just your voice – come learn how to set daily reminders, create routines and schedules to enhance your life, set up a basic smart home and more!!!!

Attendance to this workshop gives priority in the Assistive Technology Application, funded by a grant from Comcast NBCUniversal and The Arc of the United States.  To learn more or apply for funds, please visit www.arclc.org/what-we-do/assistive-technology/.

About the Presenters:

Alice Brouhard RN is a champion of the use of technology, especially tablet technology, to support people with memory and cognitive challenges. She has worked tirelessly to set up a system that allows her daughter who sustained a serious TBI to live independently.

She speaks statewide and nationally at conferences on the use of high tech and low tech options to promote self-sufficiency. Alice is a founding member of Colorado-based “Families at the Forefront of Technology” and serves on the steering committee for their annual conference.

Kara Brouhard sustained a severe traumatic brain injury at age 5 when she was struck by an out of control skier.

Kara leads a self-determined life in her own house despite many challenges from her TBI. Mainstream technology supports her independence and self-sufficiency. She likes to speak to others and share her success. She is a member of “Families at the Forefront of Technology” and presents at their annual conference. And she loves to show off her “smart home” to others!

Space is limited and light snacks will be served.  Registration is required to attend. Map to location is at bottom of page.  Please note that each person attending, even if in the same group, needs to register.  Childcare and Translation are available upon request.

Keith Maynard has over 22 years in Law Enforcement, including:

  • K-9 Officer, Honor Guard, Field Training Officer, Traffic
  • Accident Reconstruction, Gang Officer
  • 8 years as a Crimes Against Persons Detective
  • Internet Crimes Against Children Detective
  • Over 4 years as a School Resource Officer

Assistive Technology Assistance: 

The Arc of Larimer County has received a grant from Comcast NBCUniversal and The Arc of the United States to host three workshops about assistive technology for individuals with disabilities and transitioning to independent living as well as to purchase assistive technology that supports individuals with disabilities in independent living.  An application process will be developed and those who attend one of the three workshops will be given preference in the application process. Please click here to receive more information or to apply to receive funds. 

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Details

Date:
May 30
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

The Arc of Larimer County
1721 W. Harmony Road, Unit 101
Fort Collins, CO 80526 United States
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