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VE-TWA-01: Apps to Support Women Veterans with Disabilities Pursuing Higher Education

Overview

Women veterans represent 15% of Virginia’s veteran population, however, little is known about the postsecondary support needs unique to women service members and veterans with disabilities. Project Achieve is a research project providing specialized services, including iPads and individualized apps, to assist women veteran students with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). The presentation will review the outcomes of Project Achieve and the most beneficial apps used by participants. Presenters will share case studies and anecdotal information that reinforce the value of using technology to advance the postsecondary goals of women with TBI and/or SCI.

Content Disclosure: This session is focused on Project Achieve, a research project providing specialized services, including iPads and individualized apps, to assist women veteran students with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). There will be limited or no information provided about similar research projects or case studies.

Learning Objectives

First Learning Objective: Discuss two areas of support unique to women veterans pursuing higher education.
Second Learning Objective: Identify three apps that have been used with participants in Project Achieve.
Third Learning Objective: Describe three benefits of using apps reported by women in the study.

Primary Strand

Transition and Workplace Accessibility

Secondary Strand

Research

Target Audience

  • ADA Coordinator
  • Administrators
  • AT Specialists
  • Caregivers
  • Consumers/Individuals with Disabilities
  • Consultants/Trainers
  • Disability Services
  • Educators
  • Faculty/Instructors - Higher Education
  • Family Members
  • Government/Non-Profit Agencies
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Transition Coordinator
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

Experience Level

Introductory

Primary Life Cycle Addressed

Higher Education

Session Delivery Format

In-person presentation with recording

Course Schedule

This course was given at the ATIA 2022 Conference on Friday, Jan 28: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)

Continuing Education Credits

For Satisfactory Completion and Continuing Education information, please visit: ATIA Learning Center CEUs

ASHA CE Information:
Recorded Session
Start date of ASHA CEUs offering: June 15, 2022
ASHA CE Approved Provider. ATIA. Introductory Level. 0.05 ASHA CEUs

This course is also offered for the following CE Provider Credits:
ACVREP; AOTA; CRC; IACET
For: 0.10 CEU Units or 1.0 CEU Hours.

As this course was included in the ATIA 2022 Virtual Event series, please refer to the ATIA Learning Center CEUs page for further information on how to submit your CRC CEUs for this course to CRCC.

Speaker/s:

Kelly Ligon, M.Ed.

Center on Transition Innovations at Virginia Commonwealth University, Research and Demonstration Associate

Biography

Kelly Ligon is a Research and Demonstration Associate for the Center on Transition Innovations at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been a Virginia Commonwealth University faculty member since 2000. Kelly provides training and technical assistance, scholarship, research, and demonstration in the field of special education at the local, state, and national level.

Relevant Financial Relationship: Yes
Salary from employment.

Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: No