The Disabilities Trust is holding a free seminar for professionals: Assistive Technology in Practice - Exploring the latest innovations for people with disabilities. The seminar will be held on Thursday 20th September from 9am to 1pm in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

This event is for health and social care professionals working with people with disabilities, including Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Clinical Psychologists, Social Workers, Case Managers and GPs.

This seminar provides a unique opportunity to hear sector experts from across the country explain how the latest assistive technology can support communication, independence and quality of life. You will hear new research and how assistive technology can be used in practice and have the opportunity to network with colleagues and peers.

Assistive technology has many benefits for both disabled people and in supporting the interventions you provide, such as:

  • Reduced prompts
  • Reduced intrusion
  • Transferrable to community living
  • Compensatory strategy
  • Extending and restoring lost abilities
  • Increased independence

The leading experts from across the country speaking at this free event include:

  • Dr Brian O’Neill - Consultant Clinical Psychologist at The Disabilities Trust’s Graham Anderson House (Glasgow). Presenting the latest developments in technology in health and social care
  • Professor Nigel Harris – Designability Chief Executive. Presenting on the use of robotics in care
  • Stuart Wilkin – Occupational Therapist at The Disabilities Trust’s Redford Court (Liverpool). Reflecting on his in-practice use of assistive technology for people with brain injury
  • Dr Norman Alm – Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Dundee. Presenting on technical and non-technical supports for communication and social interaction
  • Paul Doyle - Access, Research and Development Manager at Hereward College. Speaking on bringing new products to the UK Assistive Technology market, opportunities and challenges

Places are limited! Please reserve your place now by email on foundation@thedtgroup.org or call 01444 237294.