BridgingApps

Events: Open Houses, Autism Speaks, and More!

With school back in session, we are gearing up for another busy week here at BridgingApps! Below we have listed some of our events this week. If you are interested in learning more about BridgingApps and how we are using mobile devices and apps with people who have disabilities, we would love to meet you!

Austin Back to School Open House

Wednesday, September 25th
6pm-7:30pm
Join us at Easter Seals Central Texas, where we will have volunteers on hand to teach you about our website, staging.bridgingapps.org, how to use mobile devices, and specific apps that could be beneficial to a person with a disability. Stop by and learn how we are bridging the gap between technology and people with disabilities. Bring a friend, and be sure to invite your new teachers!

Here is a link to the details: http://staging.bridgingapps.org/austin-tx-local-meeting

Rio Grande Valley Open House

Thursday, September 26th
5:30pm
Parents and teachers are invited to attend an Open House event to learn more about using apps and mobile devices. Hear from therapists and other parents on how they are using different educational apps.

Check out the full details here: http://staging.bridgingapps.org/rio-grande-valley-local-meeting

Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas Conference

Saturday, September 28th
Our BridgingApps Co-Founder Cristen Reat and speech language pathologist Betsy Furler will be presenting at the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas’ Fall Conference on September 28, 2013. Don’t miss their presentations:

Motivation: Making Apps Work in Middle and High School
Finding lessons and activities to meet students’ IEP goals can be a challenge. In this session, the presenters will review sample IEP goals from 6th through 12th grades and demonstrate apps that can help students meet goals and track data.

The Captivating Power of Mobile Devices for Young Children through Elementary
Children with disabilities often have difficulty with engagement and interaction. This session will focus on methods of using the iPad to help children develop engagement and encourage social engagement and interactivity. Specific apps that encourage engagement will be discussed.

Apps for Life! Transition and Independence
Ensuring a successful transition of students with disabilities from high school requires thoughtful planning and goal setting. Learn how mobile devices can help develop functional skills such as using a calendar, following a schedule, making a grocery list, and making healthy choices. This session will discuss how students can increase their level of independence by maximizing use of mobile devices.

For more information and registration please visit the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas’ website.

Autism Speaks Walk & Resource Fair

Saturday, September 28th

8:00 a.m. Registration, 10:00 a.m. Walk begins

Meet Andi and Daryn at the upcoming Autism Speaks Walk and Resource Fair at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas! Stop by the BridgingApps booth to learn how we are using mobile devices and apps to help children and adults with autism meet physical, social, and educational goals! Learn more about our 3 Assistive Technology labs open to the public in Houston, The Woodlands and now in Stafford.

For more info, please visit the Autism Speaks website.

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