Technology #Innovations Webinar Archive now available!

This month’s Innovations series webinar, Technology and Strategies for Supporting Families, is now available!

Please follow this link to view the the recording: (This link will open up in a new tab/window)

Download the Presentation Slides: Technology and Strategies for Supporting Families Slides PDF file


In this webinar, we explored how to think through the supports individuals/families use and how technology can be incorporated to aid independent living or support caregiving, we saw real life examples of technology that benefit people with disabilities and their caregivers, and we heard about a resource that is available in each state to help individuals and families connect with technology that fits their needs.

Our presenters were:

Over 26 users logged and called in from many different states, including Connecticut, Florida, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Washington state.  Participants included family members, staff and leadership from direct support providers, and state system staff.  Thank you to expert presenters and everyone who logged on!


Featured resources and links from the presentation

Missouri Assistive Technology

Connecticut Assistive Technology Program –

Find your state’s AT Program: Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs

Connect with Assistive Technology companies and providers: Assistive Technology Industry Association

My Life Plan (Washington state’s new virtual Person-centered Planning tool)

President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) 2015 Report to the President, Leveling the Playing Field: Improving Technology Access and Design for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Oregon’s Assistive Technology Discussion Tool

The Arc’s Tech Toolbox


Stay tuned for details about our next webinar!  


This webinar is part of a series focused on innovative strategies to enhance the systems that support families of individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities. Get the details about the Innovations Webinar Series.

Rachel is the Media & Design Specialist on the Family to Family team at the UMKC-Institute for Human Development, UCEDD. She completed her Master's in Public Administration with an emphasis in nonprofit management at UMKC. She is proud to say she is a second generation AmeriCorps member! Her passion is where social justice and technology meet. Her specialty is making projects, programs, and organizations look good.

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