The 4th annual Assistive Technology Expo takes place May 16 in Concord

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CONCORD, N.H. – As part of the New Hampshire Department of Education’s NHATconnect project, the 4th annual Assistive Technology Expo is expected to attract approximately 35 vendors, disability advocates and families interested in learning about different types of assistive technologies and their benefits.

“We are excited to once again offer this unique event that helps raise awareness and educate others about new and transformative technology that helps individuals of all abilities thrive,” said Rebecca Fredette, state director of the Bureau of Special Education Support. “Many of the assistive technology tools on display at the expo are intended to assist students through communication, learning and movement.”

The May 16 expo, hosted by the Bureau of Special Education Support, is free to educators and the public, and provides a full day of networking opportunities to ensure all individuals can be successful in inclusive learning environments.

“When so much learning is happening online, it’s refreshing to have an event where parents of children with disabilities can ask questions and learn about resources one-on-one. This is especially true for families who want to use NH ABLE PLAN account funds in ways that support their child’s education,” said Charles Saia, Executive Director of the Governor’s Commission on Disability.

Some of the vendors that will be on site with demonstrations include: Learning Ally, The Center on Inclusive Technology and Education Systems, Future Insight, Hear to Learn, Lightspeed Technologies, New England Low Vision and Blindness, Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services/ Relay NH and more.

“Assistive technology made all the difference for my child. She is now excelling in college and preparing for her career. The Assistive Technology Expo is a great opportunity for families to learn more about supports and services in New Hampshire and beyond,” said Michelle Lewis, executive director of the Parent Information Center. “Families will gain important information and materials they can use to advocate for their child so they have the assistive technology they need to be successful.”

“The information and resources shared at the Assistive Technology Expo have been instrumental in implementing accessible educational materials for our students in our district,” said Zandra Reagan, director of special education at Fall Mountain Regional School District.

For more information, visit NHATconnect. The media are encouraged to attend.

WHO: Assistive Technology Providers, Partners, Students, Teachers and Families

WHAT: Fourth Annual Assistive Technology Trade Show

WHEN: 11 to 4:00 PM on Thursday, May 16, 2024

WHERE: 25 Hall St., Concord, NH

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