The Arkansas Waiver Assocation’s Annual Conference will take place July 10-12, 2019, at the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs, AR.
This year’s conference theme is “Innovations & Opportunities in the New System,” and features Cameron Kempson, Director of Education at SimplyHome, as a keynote speaker! This keynote talk will take place on Wednesday, July 10th from 9-10am. She will then lead a breakout session called, “Enabling Technology: Revolutionizing the Way We Care”:
Breakout Session Description:
With technology always evolving, it can be difficult to keep up with what provides the best support. For that reason, selecting technology for home and community based services shouldn’t begin with the technology itself. It requires a person-centered approach focusing on assessment, outcomes and the dignity of risk. In this session, attendees will review the value of enabling technology as one tool for support then discuss evidence-based practices being used by states and I/DD agencies to support “technology first” service planning. Specific technologies and their solutions will be highlighted as well.
Cameron will explore the Technology First model and how enabling technology can empower community independence. SimplyHome will also have a booth at the conference.
To learn more or register for the conference, visit the AWA website.
You can find a full schedule of the conference here.