March 8, 2023
22-2023 Wise Webinar Series
Assistive Technology Ideas for Supported Employment
In this session we will be learning about assistive technology (AT) in supported employment. Join Community Vision’s Assistive Technology Lab staff for this one-hour presentation and walk away with some AT ideas to try with clients or transition students. See examples of free, easy-to-use apps for communication tools and task management. Learn more about AT resources and funding in Oregon.
- Learn definition and examples of assistive technology
- See 3 examples of AT tools in action for Supported Employment
- Learn about 3 free apps to try out
- Receive handout on AT Resources and Funding in Oregon
Carrie Luse, MSR, OT/L, ATP
AT Lab Director at Community Vision
Carrie graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2001 with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. Her education was primarily interdisciplinary, learning alongside physical therapy and speech language pathology students. Carrie has been a certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) since 2007. Her true passion is working with and learning from people with complex communication, mobility, and medical needs. She worked for almost ten years at Legacy Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon and was part of multiple interdisciplinary clinic teams. Carrie has served children and adults through her private practice at Assistive Technology NW, as well as consulting at the Providence Neurodevelopmental Center for Children and The Child Center. She has been an adjunct teacher at Pacific University for an AT course. She presents regionally and nationally on a variety of topics. Carrie lives in Portland with her husband, two daughters, and two little dogs.
Noelle Birky, MS, CCC-SLP
AT Lab Assistant Director at Community Vision
Noelle received her graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology from California State University East Bay in 2013. Since then she has worked in school based settings serving individuals with complex communication, physical and behavioral needs. Noelle specializes in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), developing communication systems that range from paper-based to high tech speech generating devices. She previously worked for Multnomah Education Service District as a speech language pathologist in their Functional Living Skills program. Noelle is passionate about access to literacy instruction for people of all abilities. In her free time, Noelle enjoys spending time with friends, hiking, and finding the best places to get tacos in Portland.