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UATP Presents Free Online Training

Sue Reeves

10/21/2013

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Amy Henningsen

The Utah Assistive Technology Program will present a free online interactive training, “Assistive Technology for Seniors,” on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 3–4:30 p.m. MST.

This free training will be presented by Amy Henningsen, occupational therapist and assistive technology specialist for the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University. Henningsen will present a variety of assistive technology device that are available to seniors that can help them maintain their independence. Simple, low-tech products as well as high-tech products will be demonstrated in areas such as mobility, bathing, dressing, eating, meal preparation, household chores, etc.

Henningsen is a registered occupational therapist, and is a 1974 graduate of Eastern Michigan University. She is certified in Neurodevelopmental Treatment in Pediatrics and as an Assistive Technology Practitioner. She has more than 30 years of experience working with developmental disabilities in a variety of settings and currently provides direct and consultative services for the Up to 3 Early Intervention Program.

Participants will need a computer with high-speed Internet access. RSVP by Monday, Oct. 28, to Storee Powell via e-mail storee.powell@usu.edu, or call 435-797-7412. Instructions will be e-mailed to participants.

Screen reader users should contact Sachin Pavithran at 435-797-6572 or sachin.pavithran@usu.edu, no later than Friday, Oct. 25, to make arrangements to participate via phone. Participants who may need any other accommodations should also contact Pavithran by this date.

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