Join Us! Pass It On Center – Centers for Independent Living and Assistive Technology Reuse National Conference – December 12-13 – Atlanta, GA
Centers for Independent Living and Assistive Technology Reuse National Conference:
Shaping a National Collaborative for Excellence in Assistive Technology Reutilization
Hosted by the Pass It On Center
December 12 – 13, 2012
Optional Pre-conference, Tour of FODAC & Virtual Tour of Paraquad CIL, Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
Purpose of the Conference
This conference is designed to showcase innovative strategies that AT Reuse programs have found to work within and in collaboration with Centers for Independent Living (CILs). Discussion will center on identifying new skills and specific needs of reuse programs within CILs that need to be addressed. Information will be provided to expand and strengthen CIL Reuse programs, particularly as they relate to quality services, emergency preparedness and program sustainability.
Who Should Attend
Staff of Reuse Programs within Centers for Independent Living, AT Reuse Programs, and the Statewide AT Act Programs, representatives from disability organizations planning and operating reuse activities, AT vendors, other partners and collaborators of Reuse Programs and anyone interested in AT Reuse.
A draft agenda can be found at: http://passitoncenter.org/Home/Events.aspx. The Pass It On Center’s Conference Planning Committee continues to develop the agenda, so check for updates. We are researching offering Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for conference participants, so please continue to check the website.
Share Your Expertise & Experience
We strongly encourage our CIL and AT Reuse partners to share their AT Reuse expertise & experiences by speaking or participating on a panel. A scholarship will be available for out-of-state speakers. Please check the agenda and e-mail Liz Persaud at Liz@passitoncenter.org if you are interested in speaking.
A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved for Tuesday, December 11 through Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, 800 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308. The rate is $129.00 single or double plus tax per night. The cut-off date for making your room reservation is Friday, December 7, 2012. You may call the hotel directly to book your room by dialing 404-347-9440, call Reservations at 404-838-2100 or 800-706-2899, or fax a request to 404-347-9088. Tell the hotel you are registering for the Pass It On Center Reuse Conference. If you need accessible hotel accommodations, please be sure to make your request known to the reservationist. For more information about the hotel and accommodations, go to http://www.gatechhotel.com/html/atlanta-accommodations.asp.
If you are paying the conference registration fee with a credit card use the online registration process through Eventbrite at http://cilreuse.eventbrite.com. If you are paying your registration fee with a check please visit the conference website to fill out the registration form and follow the instructions on where to mail your check. Eventbrite can only accept credit card payments. Please, register by Friday, December 7, 2012. A registration fee of $200.00 will be charged each conference attendee. The fee will help defray the cost of the continental breakfasts, lunch and refreshment breaks. There is an additional fee of $45.00 if you require transportation to/from the optional pre-conference tour on Tuesday, December 11 of the AT Reuse Program at Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) which is located in Stone Mountain, approximately 18 miles from the hotel. For more information, see www.fodac.org.
Scholarships for Participants
A limited number of scholarships in the amount of $250 are available for attendees who are NOT speakers or panelists, and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Please complete the Scholarship Application which can be found online at: http://passitoncenter.org/Home/Events.aspx and forward to Trish Redmon at Trish@passitoncenter.org.
The Pass It On Center is looking forward to hosting this event. If you have any comments, suggestions, or questions please contact Liz Persaud at Liz@passitoncenter.org or call 404-385-6573.
We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!
My Best to You!
Carolyn P. Phillips, M.Ed., ATP
Director, Tools for Life
Director, Pass It On Center
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