Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Centers for Independent Living and Assitive Technology Reuse National Conference

If you're interested or participating in any assistive technology reuse activities, then don't miss your opportunity to register for this National event! 
Please Help us to get the Word out and join us at the:
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 (Atlanta) & Virtual Tour of Paraquad CIL (St. Louis, MO), Tuesday,December 11, 2012
Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
Purpose of the Conference
At the Pass It On Center, we have experienced a significant increase in requests for technical assistance and training from Centers for Independent Living (CILs) throughout the US and territories. We are organizing a national conference to provide more focused technical assistance and promote closer collaboration with AT Reuse Programs and CILs in the area of Reuse. 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. Conference Announcement MS Word  |  PDF 

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 is can be found at: http://passitoncenter.org/Home/Events.aspx. The Pass It On CenterĂ¢€™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.

Book Your Hotel ASAP!
A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved for Monday, December 10 through Thursday, December 13, 2012, at theGeorgia 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 Monday, November 12, 2012You 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.

Conference Registration - Please, register by Friday, December 7, 2012
If you plan to pay by credit card please register online. Eventbrite can only accept payment by credit card.
If you plan to pay by check please fill out the attached registration form and follow the instructions on where to send your payment by check.

A registration fee of $200.00 will be charged per each conference attendee. There is an additional charge of $45.00 if you register for the optional pre-conference tour of FODAC. This will help to defray the cost of transportation to and from the hotel. Your registration fee covers the cost of the conference plus breakfast, lunch, continuous breaks/snacks, Internet and parking on both conference days.

A developing agenda, hotel accommodations, transportation services and other conference information can be found on the Pass It On Center Conference page http://passitoncenter.org/Home/Events.aspx.

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!

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