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NCIL Presents… A National Teleconference – RESNA Catalyst Project: Providing Assistive Technology Support and Technical Assistance

NCIL Presents… A National Teleconference:

Wednesday, April 27, 2016; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern

Register online.

Join us on April 27th for an introduction to RESNA’s Catalyst Project, including an overview of Statewide Assistive Technology Programs and Alternative Financing Programs. If you are new to Independent Living or assistive technology, this presentation will be a great place to learn how you and your consumers can access, try out, and even pay for assistive technology to live independently in the community.

Registration Fee: This teleconference is free for NCIL Members. There is a $25.00 registration fee for Non-Members, per call-in site. Fee does not apply per participant in group, provided the group uses the same conference line.

Meet Your Presenters

Jason M. Luciano, Ph.D. received his BS in American Sign Language Interpreting and then his MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Gallaudet University, the world’s premiere university for the deaf. He did post graduate work at Boston University’s Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology as well as Harvard Medical School. Currently he is a Deputy Director for the RESNA Catalyst Project, the national activity providing technical assistance for the federally funded AT Act programs. Previously he created and managed one of these programs: the Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program AFP and has a long history of non-profit and human service organization creation, support, and management. Throughout these periods Dr. Luciano has also maintained a private clinical practice focusing on people with disabilities and has been published in the fields of disability, communication, and mental health.

Paul Galonsky, MPA is a Project Coordinator with the RESNA Catalyst Project, where he provides Assistive Technology (AT) technical assistance to Statewide and U.S. Territory AT Programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended. Paul provides technical assistance related to systemic and state-specific improvements and changes in practice in the activities conducted under the AT Act, increased collaboration among entities funded under the AT Act and other stakeholders, and improved identification and dissemination of AT-related knowledge. Prior to Paul’s current position with RESNA, he was the 2010 Disability Policy Leadership Fellow at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), where his contributions included participating with the AUCD Legislative Affairs Department. Paul received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of South Florida and a Master of Public Administration degree from the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Delaware. You can read his published graduate dissertation on Disability Health Policy in Delaware online (PDF).

The event will be available via teleconference and CART (captioned) webcast. You must register by 12:00 Noon Eastern on April 27 to participate in the call.

Please contact Tim Fuchs at [email protected] with any questions.