May 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
This is an online event
Morgan Cain

Learn the basics of using handheld technology and all the features in your phone or tablets. These Smart Devices have the ability to take photos, videos, use our calendar, reminders, alarms, and notes in ways we might not have tried in the past.

This webinar will present the basics in an easy format for employment professionals beginning to consider technology solutions. We will start with these basics and include an overview of: features and apps which support job seekers to market themselves to employers, be more independent, organized, on task, centered, and remotely connected with job coaches and others. Smart Home technology is offering additional solutions in the workplace. Together, handheld smart devices and environmental technologies are a part of the resource package an employment provider needs to consider when working with individuals and employers to maximize the full potential of employees experiencing disability.

During the webinar hear about:

  • Video career portfolios
  • Task sequencing apps
  • Goal setting apps
  • Centering and calming solutions
  • Vision and Career Exploration Apps
  • Smart device accessories
  • Smart Home device use in the workplace

There will be a more in-depth information session to follow-up this webinar on June 3rd. Join us for a day-long, in-person training in Tacoma focusing on how to set up, introduce, and use each of these features as well as using practical, low tech, hands on solutions. In-person day will be presented by Curt Johnson and Marsha Threlkeld.

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Marsha Threlkeld, PIVOTAL Consulting and Training


Marsha is a trainer, consultant, presenter, and practitioner related to Person Centered Planning, Employment First, School-to-Work, and Assistive Technologies to include Apple devices and apps to promote independence, connectivity, productivity, and inclusion. She has collaborated with Apple, Inc. to provide trainings and regularly presents on handheld technologies across Washington State and nationally. She is a Subject Matter Expert with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, working to move students from school to meaningful jobs in the community. Person Centered Planning has been a backbone of Marsha’s work for more than 25 years after learning from the masters, John O’Brien, Beth Mount, and Debra McLean. Marsha has created booklets to include Career Planning and the IEP, Person Centered Planning Identifying Life Goals, and Plan Your Career and Envision Your Life. She has worked with school communities, students and their teams to adopt individualized, community based, post school employment and life goals, set up community based work experiences, inform families, and change the fabric of transition programs to reflect their communities and connect students to opportunities in employment and community membership. Marsha’s work with individuals in Washington State addresses creating meaningful futures to include work, assessing work conditions to adopt assistive technologies, and introducing changes and technologies to individuals and those closest to them.


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