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Are you eligible for AT? Free online training

Sue Reeves

04/04/2014

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Utah Assistive Technology Program (UATP)

The Utah Assistive Technology Program (UATP) will present a free online interactive training, “Eligibility requirements for getting assistive technology,” on Wednesday, April 16 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. MST.

This free training will be presented by Disability Law Center attorneys Rob Denton and LauraLee Gillespie. They will explain eligibility requirements and processes for getting assistive technology in the world of Medicaid, Medicare, Private Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Special Education. This webinar will help people understand what is required to qualify for assistive technology services and common legal issues the Disability Law Center has addressed concerning assistive technology.

Rob Denton is a Senior Attorney at the Disability Law Center. Denton has practiced in various issue areas during his twenty-six years at the Disability Law Center, including access to various assistive devices through Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance, special education and vocational rehabilitation services. Denton has been at the Disability Law Center since 1988.

LauraLee Gillespie, an attorney at the Disability Law Center, focuses her practice in special education and Vocational Rehabilitation disputes. As a former public educator, she brings a unique understanding to her work with the Utah Department of Education. Gillespie received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Weber State University in 1996. While teaching, she received her paralegal certificate at the University of Washington. A 2011 S. J. Quinney College of Law graduate and a 2012 Utah State Bar Licenses attorney, Gillespie has been at the Disability Law Center since 2009.

Participants will need a computer with high-speed Internet access. Interested persons should RSVP by Tuesday, April 15 to Storee Powell via e-mail storee.powell@usu.edu, or call 435-797-7412. Instructions will be emailed to participants.

Screen reader users or participants who require other accommodations, contact Sachin Pavithran at 435-797-6572 or sachin.pavithran@usu.edu, no later than Friday, April 11, to make arrangements to participate via phone.

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