ASD and Technology Supports Workshop

OCALI Summer Workshop Series

ASD and Technology Supports: A Comprehensive Look at Mobile and Other Assistive Technologies to Support Learners on the Autism Spectrum

8:30 am - 4:00 pm EST
Monday, June 9, 2014

Registration is now closed for this event

Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center
10561 Sawmill Parkway - Powell, OH 43065

$50/person (includes lunch)
Space is limited to 200 participants

6 contact hours are available

Are you struggling with the implementation of technologies that support learning for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? Do you know how to match the specific needs of students on the autism spectrum with technology features to improve curriculum access? This full-day workshop will review the underlying characteristics of ASD as well as various assistive technologies, including mobile technologies and apps for curriculum access. Participants will understand the importance of assessment in matching individual student characteristics of ASD to technology features for the selection of appropriate technology solutions. The workshop will highlight strategies to support the implementation of assistive technologies in school environments and will share free and low-cost resources.


  1. Participants will understand the importance and process for matching student needs with technology features.
  2. Participants will be introduced to different AT tools that can support the underlying characteristics of ASD.
  3. Participants will learn strategies to support the implementation of assistive technologies in school environments.


Amy Bixler Coffin, M.S., is program director of the Autism Center at OCALI. A special educator for 23 years, Coffin has served as an intervention specialist, low-incidence supervisor, director of special education, and autism program director. She currently coordinates and provides regional and statewide professional development for districts, families, and organizations. Coffin has presented at state, national, and international conferences, contributed to several articles and book chapters, and has authored a book on supporting individuals with ASD in the community.

Jan Rogers, M.S., OTR/L, ATP, is program director for the AT Center at OCALI. An occupational therapist, she has worked with individuals with disabilities for the past 30 years. She is also a RESNA certified ATP. Rogers has taught assistive technology courses at The Ohio State University and currently teaches at Bowling Green State University. Additionally, she has been a guest lecturer at other universities, has provided staff development, and presented at local, state, and national conferences on assistive technology.