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The Arc MinnesotaSoutheast Region is pleased to present our second annual Assistive Technology Expo. The 2018 expo will feature expanded programs, added attractions and exciting new partnerships with Destination Medical Center (DMC),  Mayo Clinic disABILITIES Resource Group and Minnesota STAR Program.

DISCOVER AMAZING!  Exhibits showcasing the latest assistive technology products and services  + Keynote speaker Nicolas Dibble (TEDxZumbroRiver 2017)  +  Expert panel discussions  +  The Assistive Tech Challenge, a pitch competition presented by Destination Medical Center’s Discovery Square

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Saturday, November 3 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Finding, Assessing and Acquiring Assistive Technology LIMITED

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Session Summary
Did you know that assistive technology can help people with disabilities function more independently at home, school, work, and in their communities?

During this panel discussion, you will learn how to use a person-centered framework to find, access, and acquire assistive technology through a variety of state programs and services, including Minnesota’s Guide to Assistive Technology . You will also learn how to create your own funding plan as well as how to locate resources to help pay for needed assistive technology.

Hosted by: Minnesota Star Program

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Jonathan Campbell

Assistive Technology Specialist, Minnesota State Services for the Blind
Jonathan Campbell works as an Assistive Technology Specialist for Minnesota State Services for the Blind. He helps low vision and blind Minnesotans stay independent with technology through assessments, technical assistance, and hands-on training. Before working for the state Jonathan... Read More →
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Kursten Dubbels

Assistive Technology Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education
Kursten Dubbels is the assistive technology specialist at the Minnesota Department of Education. Her work includes a focus on systems improvement through professional development and building local capacity. Kursten is a licensed social worker as well as an educator.
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Jennifer Giesen

Staff Attorney, Minnesota Disability Law Center
Jennifer Giesen graduated from William Mitchell College of Law, cum laude, in 1997.  Following a judicial clerkship, Ms. Giesen joined the Minnesota Disability Law Center as a staff attorney in 1999.  For the last 19 years, she has represented people with disabilities in their... Read More →
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Anna MacIntyre

Minnesota Department of Human Services
Anna MacIntyre has a Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Rehabilitation Counseling and Vocational Evaluation and has over 20 years’ experience working with people with disabilities in a variety of capacities. She has been with the Minnesota DHS’ Disability... Read More →



Saturday November 3, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
HA-134 Heintz Center