2016 Employment First Summit  Trailblazing:  Charting Our Employment Path

Assistive Technology Solutions for Employment
Sheila Simmons- Assistive Technology of Kansas

Assistive technology (AT) can help people get, keep, and advance in employment. AT solutions can be simple modifications in a work setting, use of inexpensive products, or specialized adaptations. This presentation will review different types of AT, review people’s successful use of AT in several work settings, and explain how to get help finding the AT you need to get or keep a job.

Sheila Simmons has helped people with disabilities select AT solutions they need for employment, education, and living independently in the community. She works with Assistive Technology for Kansans to develop training materials for professionals, people with disabilties, and their families.assists with staff training and helps develop provider agreements for services for Kansas AgrAbility and public agencies. Sheila also works with the AT Agriculture Specialists in identifying needed modifications, finding public and private resources, and collects evaluation and satisfaction data.