[nfbwatlk] FW: Assistive Technology Holiday Gift Buying Guide and lots of resources!

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In this issue: AT Gifts, Reminders, Meet Domineau, Financial Planning Day,
and October Resources. 


 
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Webinar: A Holiday Assistive Technology Buying Guide


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a free webinar on AT gifts on November 17th! Learn about adaptive gizmos,
gadgets and practical ideas that make great gifts for people of all ages
this holiday season. The Washington Assistive Technology Act Program (
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org/> WATAP) will be going over both low-tech, less expensive devices to
more high-tech and expensive gadgets. The webinar will include a range of
mainstream devices (items that may not be specifically designed as AT) and
others will be actual AT products. WATAP's AT Specialists will explore
devices for people with a range of functional needs and abilities that will
make great small gift ideas to fabulously wrapped presents with a
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Please join us on November 17th, from 10:00am-11:15am for a gift guide
webinar on assistive technology. To register for this free webinar, please
send an email to Leann at  <mailto:leann at washingtonaccessfund.org>
leann at washingtonaccessfund.org, or by phone at (206) 328-5116 or TTY (888)
494-4775. 

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Reminders:


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LogoOctober 21 Webinar - Rights to Assistive Technology in the K-12 System:
Please join us on October 21st at 10:30am for what will be an informative
and helpful webinar on accessing AT in the schools. Check out the following
link,
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Getting the AT Your Kids Need Webinar, for more information. To register,
please contact Leann at  <mailto:leann at washingtonaccessfund.org>
leann at washingtonaccessfund.org, or by phone at (206) 328-5116 or TTY (888)
494-4775. 

Description: Image removed by sender. Photo of a Piggy BankJust a few
Assistive Technology IDAs left for 2011! Need help paying for laptops,
e-readers, iPads, wheelchair copays, hearing aids or other assistive
technologies (AT)? Then be sure to apply for the Access Fund's IDA Program!
IDAs are matched savings accounts where participants can earn a grant by
saving on a monthly basis. In our IDA program, individuals with disabilities
can earn up to $4,000 (depending on how much they save) to help pay for AT.
If they save the maximum amount, that means they'll have $8,000 to go
towards AT! 

Individuals ages 15 and up can start saving as well as parents of children
with disabilities. This program is geared towards low-income households, to
see if you qualify please visit the
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shingtonaccessfund.org/ida_program/ida_program.php%20> IDA Program page.
Application Deadline: October 31, 2011. 

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shingtonaccessfund.org/about_access_fund/newsletter_10-11.php%23client> Meet
Access Fund Client Domineau Wiley!


Description: Image removed by sender. Photo of Domineau WileyBefore she
headed out of state to finish college, Domineau Wiley needed a new pair of
hearing aids. And what a dramatic difference they made! "I remember when I
first got them... I heard a buzzing noise and I had to ask my mom what it
was. It was the air conditionera noise I hadnt picked up on before. The
hearing aids were definitely an advancement in technology from what I
previously had." 

Domineau graduated with a degree in Facility and Property Management and is
currently a Project Manager for a contracting company in Washington D.C.
Finding a job in the field you studied during college is quite a feat for
college graduates during these economic times. And it would have been much
more difficult without the new hearing aids. 

Domineaus new hearing aids are state of the art. They are Bluetooth
compatible which made for a smooth transition into the working world,
particularly because they work with walkie-talkies (a necessary device on
the job) as well as cell phones, which can be a great benefit because it can
cut down the background noise during calls... 

Visit the following link to read
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shingtonaccessfund.org/meet_the_clients/domineau_wiley.php> the rest of
Domineau's profile! 

Did you miss the hearing aid webinar presented by Dr. Candace Kukino (from
HSDC) on selecting and paying for hearing aids? Contact Leann
at:206-328-5116 or  <mailto:leann at washingtonaccessfund.org>
leann at washingtonaccessfund.org for a copy of the Presentation and the Access
Fund's Hearing Aid Resource List. 

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Financial Planning Day


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the future is coming. Be ready. Free one-on-one personalized financial
advice and workshops. In today's uncertain economy, planning for your
financial future is more important than ever. Don't miss this opportunity
for a free, private consultation on financial matters with experts frrfom
the Financial Planning Association and highly qualified certified financial
planner professionals. Workshops and resources include a variety of
financial topics including: budgeting, credit and debt, investing,
retirement, taxes, housing resources and homeownership, employee benefits,
insurance, education savings, small business and more! 

For more information and to register for this free event, visit
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ialplanningdays.org/seattle> Financial Planning Day or call 1-877-861-7826. 

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October Resources


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in a bookOctober 12th - Seattle, Estate Planning 101: It's never too early
to plan for the future of your finances and assets!
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dc.org> Hearing Speech and Deadfness Center cordially invites you to attend
a complimentary seminar on Estate Planning. This event will help you answer
questions like: Do I need a will or living trust? What happens to my
retirement assets? Will I have to pay estate tax? How do I make sure I've
provided for my family? 

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Wednesday, October 12th at the Seattle Public Library from 5:30-8:00pm.
Space is limited, please RSVP by October 10th to Cherylyn McRae at (206)
388-1286 or  <mailto:cmcrae at hsdc.org> cmcrae at hsdc.org. For more information,
please visit the
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acebook.com/%23!/event.php?eid=174963912583436> Estate Planning 101 Event
Invite. 

Special Education Tech Center Webinars on Assistive Technology: The Tech
Center offers webinar trainings on assistive technology, covering a wide
range of topics including: 

*	Oct. 11:
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u.edu/~setc/class_res.php?class_id=555> Switch Training Webinar
*	Oct. 12:
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u.edu/~setc/class_res.php?class_id=501> Dragon Naturally Speaking Webinar

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13th- Lakewood, SILC Public Forum: The purpose of the State Independent
Living Council is to promote independent living for persons with
disabilities in Washington and to work with the Centers for Independent
Living to develop capacity and expand their services. Find out more about
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.org/Index.htm> what the SILC in Washington does and join the SILC for a
public forum on Thursday, October 13th, 2011 from 6pm-8pm. For more
information, please visit the
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.org/Index.htm> Washington SILC Website. 

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with WiSe: The Washington Initiative for Supported Employment (
<http://e2ma.net/go/7292997619/208696757/226058984/1404208/goto:http:/www.th
einitiative.ws/> W.i.S.e.) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated
to expanding employment opportunities for people with developmental
disabilities. Check out some valuable webinars coming up in October: 

*	October 18th
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.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e4sc39w7e8d1d523&llr=6ajwdn
dab> Assistive Technology in the Workplace: Assistive technology can make a
huge difference in the options that people have in employment. And it can be
simple! This session includes an examination of the various no-tech,
low-tech and high tech assistive technology options for the workplace.
*	October 20th
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.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e4sc9xe1ac2dad93&llr=6ajwdn
dab> Introduction to Communication: You Don't Say: Are you living with or
working with someone who does not use formal language to communicate? How do
they participate in the choices of their life? (There is also a Part 2 on
October 27th "
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dab> Creating Communication Tools from Low Tech to High Tech".)

Special Education Tech Center Mini Conferences on Assistive Technology:
These conferences are open to educators, parents, grandparents - anyone
interested in the use of assistive technology in K-12 education. Cost is
$100 for one day and $150 for two days. For more information, visit the
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u.edu/~setc/> Special Education Tech Center website or contact Sue Wright at
<mailto:wrightsu at cwu.edu> wrightsu at cwu.edu or 509-963-3350. 

*	October 18-19 in Spokane, WA
*	November 1-2 in Federal Way, WA

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Vancouver, NFB Washington Annual Convention: Cost of convention registration
and banquet will be $40 if payment is received on or before October 7; $50
if received after that date or at the door. A small amount of money is
available for grants to help people needing assistance to attend the
convention. More information is available at the
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bw.org/> NFB Washington website or contact them by email at
<mailto:president at nfbw.org> president at nfbw.org or by phone at (425)
823-6380. 

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- Low-Vision Expo: Join the Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with
Disabililities (
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9:30am-1:00pm come learn about what resources are available and listen in on
a Doctor's Panel. Information tables will be set up and refreshments
available. For more information, please contact Laura at (253) 565-9000 ext.
11. This event will be held at TACID: 6315 S. 19th Street Tacoma, WA 98466. 

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WCB Conference: Washington Council of the Blind is holding its Annual
Conference. Conference highlights include: Exhibits welcoming over 20
vendors who will display their blindness related products and services;
presentations from a local legislator, rehabilitation teachers, and
vacationing as blind people; break-out sessions including topics on: airport
security, aging and vision loss, diabetic concerns, Pilates, a special
activity for guide dog handlers, and everything about iPhones, iPads and
much much more! To register and learn more, visit
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