Join Tucker & Stephen for this session which will explore their personal journeys as students living with disAbilities. We will share our perspectives on the transformational power of AT as we move through school onto whatever adventure is next. We will examine the positive outcomes that occurs when self-advocacy, inclusion, inclusive design, universal design for learning and appropriate assistive technology solutions are integrated into the lives of students with disAbilities. This session will provide participants with helpful tips and specific AT information to promote success in school and that can ultimately assist with smooth transitions into the workplace and community.
First Learning Objective: Describe three AT features that support students with writing & reading.
Second Learning Objective: Identify three AT resources for strategies to support executive function.
Third Learning Objective: Describe two approaches to support students with disabilities through a "success breeds success" method.
Education & Learning: Early Intervention – 12/Higher Education
- AT Specialists
- Alternative Media Specialist
- Consumers/Individuals with Disabilities
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Disability Services
- Family Members
- Instructional Technologist
- Media Specialist
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Rehab Therapists
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Special Education Educators
- Transition Coordinator
- Vocational Rehabilitation
Primary Life Cycle Addressed
Elementary - Secondary (K-12); Higher Education
Session Delivery Format
In-person presentation with live-stream
This course was given at the ATIA 2022 Conference on Friday, Jan 28: 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM (EST)
Continuing Education Credits
For Satisfactory Completion and Continuing Education information, please visit: ATIA Learning Center CEUs
ASHA CE Information:
Start date of ASHA CEUs offering: August 15, 2022
This course is also offered for the following CE Provider Credits:
ACVREP; AOTA; IACET
For: 0.10 CEU Units or 1.0 CEU Hours.
This course was approved by CRCC for CRC CEUs and was included in the ATIA 2022 Virtual Event series. The ATIA 2022 Virtual Event CRC series offering was available from January 25, 2022 through January 24, 2023.
Carolyn Phillips, M.Ed., CPACC
Center for Inclusive Design & Innovation @ Georgia Tech, Co-Director of CIDI
Carolyn P. Phillips is internationally recognized in the fields of assistive technology, inclusive design, accessibility and disabilities. Carolyn serves as Co-Director of the Center for Inclusive Design & Innovation (CIDI) at Georgia Tech and Director & Principal Investigator of Tools for Life, Georgia’s Assistive Technology (AT) Act Program. She is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and guest lecturer at universities throughout the globe. Carolyn serves as the Associate Editor for the AT Outcomes and Benefits (ATOB) journal and has published articles in journals, chapters in books in AT and poetry focused on living with disabilities. Carolyn received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, her Master's Degree from the University of Kentucky and is currently pursuing her PhD at Texas Tech University.
Relevant Financial Relationship: Yes
Carolyn Phillips works at Georgia Tech as the Co-Director of the Center for Inclusive Design & Innovation and the Director of Georgia's Tools for Life, the state AT Act. I am also honored to serve as an ATiA Strand Advisor.
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: Yes
Carolyn Phillips serves on several national AT & AEM committees and advisory councils along with Professional memberships with ATAP and RESNA. Carolyn is an AT user.
Sophomore High School Student
Tucker Phillips is a 10th grade student at Lakeside High School in DeKalb County who is twice exceptional. He is a problem solver and has used a range of assistive technology strategies and solutions since he was in elementary school to address his disabilities in order to accomplish his educational goals. He started presenting to teachers, parents and other students with disabilities in 3rd grade to help raise awareness and increase understanding of the struggles and gifts that come with having disabilities. Tucker has a deep passion for mission trips, adventurous travel and is an accomplished athlete. He is a flight sergeant in the Air Force JROTC. Believing that success breeds success, he has transferred his victories on the field and in gaming into the classroom. Tucker is interested in a range of career paths, from teaching to engineering. He lives in Atlanta with his two Moms, his sister and their little family of 5 rescued animals.
Relevant Financial Relationship: No
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: Tucker is an AT user.
Stephen Patrick Harvey
Junior High School Student
Stephen Patrick Harvey is an 11th grade student at St. Francis High School who is twice exceptional. Stephen Patrick has used a range of assistive technology strategies and solutions since he was in elementary school to address his learning disabilities in order to accomplish his educational goals. He started presenting to teachers, parents and other students with disabilities in 5th grade to help raise awareness and increase understanding of the struggles and gifts that come with having disabilities. Stephen Patrick works for a family owned gardening store and has a love for adventurous travel and is an outstanding athlete, lettering in baseball. He is a gifted debater and school leader. Stephen Patrick is interested in a range of career paths, from teaching to engineering. He lives in Roswell with his Mom, Dad, his brother and their little family of 1 dog, Teddy and 2 cats, Indigo and Duffy.
Relevant Financial Relationship: No
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: Stephen is an AT user.