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Webinar: Assistive Technology: Tools As Pathways To Independence
November 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of Assistive Technology (AT). AT are tools to help individuals maintain or improve independence in their lives. Learn about resources available for individuals to obtain evaluations, see the most widely used AT devices, and unique solutions for success.
Kent Remund M.S, CRC, ATP
Kent Remund has worked in the field of assistive technology for the past 24 years in a variety of settings. He is the current project director for the Utah Center for Assistive Technology (UCAT). He has his Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling and is an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) with the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). He has extensive experience evaluating and assessing children and adults with the appropriate selection of assistive technology tools.
Jay Wheeler OTR/L and Assistive Technology Specialist
Jay has been an OT along the Wasatch Front for over 20 years, but his experience working with people with disabilities began long before that. He coached Special Olympics in Idaho starting at 15, loving every moment of it. From that point on, every job or volunteer position he had was involved with the special needs population. Fortunately, he failed trying to get into dental school and found his way to Occupational Therapy. After graduating from Pacific University, he worked in early intervention with Kids On The Move, then to the Utah School for the Deaf and Blind. Following that, he became a home health therapist, before landing his dream job at the Utah Center for Assistive Technology, where he gets to combine his life’s passion with his love of engineering and fabricating new things that bring people joy and improve their lives.