Tuesday, January 12, 2010

South Carolina Assistive Technology Re-Use Summit

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When & Where

January 20, 2010
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
2nd Floor
Main Conference Room
Family Medicine
3209 Colonial Drive,
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 434-3189

About the Summit

Presented by the SC Assistive Technology Program and the Pass It On Center

Attendance is limited to 60 people.

An estimated 20% to 40% of assistive technology goes unused for a variety of reasons. Medical and technology needs change. Equipment is outgrown, outdated, or abandoned at the end of life. Reutilization of assistive technology can meet the needs of many people who would not otherwise be able to afford the technology they need for education, independence, employment, and to maintain community involvement.

Reutilization programs can also enable children with disabilities to take direct ownership of AT devices rather than remaining dependent on school districts for AT acquisition and use.

At this Re-Use Summit, we’ll learn about South Carolina’s Reutilization Initiatives and offer our re-use programs the opportunity to gather more support from community and state networks. We’ll connect people and organizations, so we can all work more effectively to share reutilized equipment throughout the state.

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