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Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 11:00am
Dobbs Ferry Campus

In the recent Arc of Westchester annual report, School of Health and Natural Sciences Dean Joan Toglia’s keynote presentation “Apps for Everyday Needs,” was highlighted. For the past two years, Arc of Westchester and Mercy College have partnered to bring studies, seminar series and events designed to help parents, children and educations understand how technology can improve the life of people with disabilities.

Mercy College and the Arc of Westchester Foundation partnered through the use of a grant to also further explore this goal. Mercy College School of Health and Natural Sciences Occupational Therapy students used a task sequencing application and music on an iPad to help a young man pace his morning routine and understand the concept of time. In just three months through the use of this technology, he was able to dress himself 10 minutes faster than before the program began.

The “Transitioning with Technology” conference was held on November 21 and was to help parents, as well as students with autism and other developmental disabilities, learn about various apps and devices that can help ease the transition to adulthood.