AT-TIES Together 2022

Assistive Technology & Therapy in Educational Settings

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Virtual Conference April 25-26, 2022

Registration is Open

Focus on Access

Regional and Statewide Services for Students with Orthopedic Impairment (RSOI) and Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP) are thrilled to announce the third annual AT-TIES Together Virtual Conference. This conference brings together Oregon's Therapists in Educational Settings (TIES) with Assistive Technology teams, administrators, teachers and families for two days of professional development. Oregon's focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion begins with access to curriculum for all learners. Conference sessions highlight access across the lifespan, with a focus on inclusion and developing student choice and voice.

We are moving forward to build an amazing virtual-only conference on April 25-26, 2022. We look forward to planning a face-to-face conference in 2023.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Featured Keynote Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Every Moment Counts: Promoting Participation and Health Throughout the Day


Every Moment Counts is a multi-pronged mental health promotion initiative that focuses on helping all children and youth participate in and enjoy activities throughout the school day in inclusive classroom, lunchroom, recess, and after-school leisure settings. Participants will learn about a multi-tiered public health approach to health (mental and physical) involving promotion, prevention, and intervention and how to implement innovative activity-based programs and embedded strategies - Comfortable Cafeteria, Refreshing Recess, Calm Moments Cards, and Making Leisure Matter. Research confirms that positive interactions and experiences (e.g., enjoying lunch, having fun during recess) help children feel positive and connected to school. Strategies for how to implement integrated services to promote successful participation in academics, social interaction, mealtimes, play/recess, and after-school leisure will be described. Practical examples of collaborative services (OT, PT, SLP, teachers) integrated in academic (classroom) and non-academic (cafeteria, recess, art, etc.) settings will be shared. Creative strategies for helping youth participate in meaningful, community-based leisure will be provided. The building capacity process, involving knowledge translation within a community of practitioners, will also be described as a way to develop school-based change leaders - those with the knowledge and confidence empowered to change practice based on current evidence.

Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Professor Emerita, Cleveland State University

Director, Every Moment Counts

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Featured Keynote Dave Edyburn, Ph.D.

What Happens When AT and UDL Collide?


Sometimes educators and families become confused about the relationship between assistive technology (AT) and universal design for learning (UDL). In this inspiring keynote address, Dr. Edyburn will examine the roles and responsibilities associated with implementing accessible inclusive instruction in schools. Participants are asked to bring their own device (BYOD) in order to access the digital resources he will provide that will expand their professional toolkit and share ready-to-use tools with students, parents, and teachers.

Dave Edyburn, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist and Professor Emeritus

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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8:15am-9:45am Keynote Dr. M'Lisa Shelden

Why Primary Service Provider Teaming is Really Worth All the Work: The Ins & Outs, Ups & Downs, and Ah-Has & Uh-Ohs!


This interactive session is designed for individuals who are using OR considering using a primary service provider teaming approach. This presentation is designed to tackle tough issues that programs often face when considering moving to a team-based approach in early childhood intervention using a primary service provider approach. The session discussion will be based on specific topics of interest of the participants.

Common topics include, but are not limited to:

  • identifying teams;

  • selecting the primary service provider;

  • conducting effective team meetings;

  • implementing joint visits;

  • discussing options in chronically under-resourced areas (e.g., we don't have an OT!);

  • helping families and referral sources to understand the approach...AND MORE!

Dr. M'Lisa Shelden

Chair and Program Director

Department of Physical Therapy

Wichita State University

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Registration Fee

One Day Registration $125.00

Two Day Registration $175.00

Credit Card payments at the time of registration only.

Note: Sessions will not be recorded.


OTAP and RSOI will issue certificates of attendance for 6 contact hour credits per day, 12 total contact hour credits possible


1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, Suite 110

Roseburg, OR 97470