The Learning Labs called “YES I CAN”
everal years ago, 5 mothers came together out of a desire to create technology supports for our children; we call ourselves Families at the Forefront of Technology (www.familiesforefront.org), a program of the Arc of Colorado. Our format has been to hold an annual Conference in the Mountains of Colorado. In 2018, we are taking our e on the road thanks to a grant from the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilitiescalled the Declaration Implementation Grant. “The purpose of the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities is to catalyze and integrate advances in technology to promote the quality of life of people with cognitive disabilities…” One such way is to support theDeclaration for: The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access. Please take the time to visit the website and endorse the Declaration…
The Learning Labs, called “Yes I Can” are an opportunity for us to reach out to rural areas of the state and engage Direct Service Providers, Self Advocates and Families living with Intellectual/Cognitive/Developmental Disabilities.
We want to invite you and your teams to join us at Morgridge Commons in Glenwood Springs, CO (above the library) on Friday June 22 from 1-5pm to learn about how technology options can make a significant improvement in your lives.
Please see the flyer for “Yes I Can!” attached to this email. Don’t hesitate to reach out with questions. We are excited to share technology tools and platforms that are extremely effective and affordable.
One more thing…did I mention it is FREE?
Learn to use technology to support self determination in independent living, employment, memory and scheduling and socialization!
Join us for this FREE action packed event
Come learn about the “Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access.”
Add to your toolbox of support for individuals with ID/DD and with other memory or cognitive challenges!
Decrease the fear factor in using tech in daily life….for yourself and those you help to support
Bring your tablets and smartphones for “hands on” fun and learning!
Increase your awareness of potential funding sources that will improve access and acquisition of needed technology for individuals with cognitive challenges
Brought to you with generous support from: The Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, The Arc of Colorado, And additional support from Alliance
Where: Morgridge Commons 815 Cooper Ave. 2nd floor Glenwood Springs
When: June 22, 2018 1PM -5PM Refreshments provided
RSVP: RSVPLearningLabFFT@gmail.com …… and it’s FREE!!!!!
A Community Where Individuals, Families & Providers Come Together
to Advance & Enable Technology for People with Special Needs
With technology, our children have risen to meet their full potential. Each of us and our children have forged new vistas by technology, increasing participation in classrooms, communities and workplaces. Our mission is to continue to discover new technologies, educate others on technological resources available, and influence the very policy-makers and producers that shape the tech industry.