All Wales Personalised Technology Community of Practice network event

Date: 12.08.2021
Location: Online - Zoom

Building skills and confidence of staff to support people with a learning disability to use technology

Please join us on Thursday 12 August to join in with talks and discussions on how to build the skills and confidence of support staff so they can help people with a learning disability use technology in their lives.

There are many ways for people with a learning disability to use technology to communicate, increase their independence and get on with their lives in the modern world.

Using technology in day-to-day lives has moved on from a luxury or add-on to an essential part of modern life.

Support workers can play a key role in enabling people to make the most of these opportunities by

  • finding out what people want in life and what technology can help
  • helping people get the right technology
  • supporting people with getting to grips with new technology including teaching them new skills.
  • overcoming barriers and taking a positive approach to risk.

It is essential that the support services and support workers of today are skilled and confident to incorporate technology into the support they provide.

Join us to hear how various organisations across Wales are supporting staff development and practice so technology becomes an everyday accepted part of the lives and support of people with a learning disability.

Speakers include

  • Emma Nichols and Vince Scaif, Hft
  • Sorin Annuar , Mirus – support provider
  • Aaron Edwards, Assistive Technology Learning Innovation Network

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Venue: Online via Zoom

200 places available
Ticket for anyone who does not fall into any of the categories below.
£0.00 per person / day
For organisations with an annual income of less than £1Million.
£0.00 per person / day
Person with a learning disability
Anyone who has a learning disability attending in their own capacity or as a representative of an organisation as volunteer, member or employee.
£0.00 per person / day
Parent / Family Carer
Anyone who is an unpaid carer for a person with a learning disability. The person with a learning disability does not have to be with the person.
£0.00 per person / day
Paid Support
A paid carer supporting someone with a learning disability to attend the event who would not be able to attend/participate fully without support
£0.00 per person / day
Anyone who is registered as a full or part time student not in employment
£0.00 per person / day
Date: 12/08/2021
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