9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Registration will be open from mid-December through February 8, 2017. Register early to reserve your spot!

Cost will be $65/person

Attendees are responsible for paying for their own lodging and meals. A limited number of rooms are available at discounted (state per diem) rates at the Doubletree by Hilton, Spokane City Center, 322 N Spokane Falls Court, Spokane, WA 99201. Call 509-455-9600 and reserve by FEB 8, 2017 to guarantee the reduced rate (per diem rate) using group code "WA Initiative for Supported Employment." Reservations made after this date might not be available at the reduced rate. 

The Conference will be held at: 

The Spokane Convention Center
334 W Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99201

Driving Directions 

Event Contacts:

Jim Corey 

Katherine Titus


Continuing Education Units approved for:

  • 3 CEUs for school professionals
  • 4 CEUs for DDA contractors
  • 3 CEUs for VRCs and VR CRPs

Above CEUs valid for Occupational Therapists


People with disabilities cannot be left behind on the technology wave sweeping the world.  Individuals, families, and agencies supporting them, by learning about what is available and helpful right now, will be prepared for the amazing future ahead for all. This conference fills that need.  

Registration & Hotel reduced rate deadline:  February 8th

 WHO:  This conference is for:

  • People with disabilities and their families
  • Residential staff
  • Schools staff
  • Employment agency staff
  • Community advocates and
  • Others interested in this fascinating topic!
WHAT:  "From the PERSON to the PRACTICAL to the POSSIBLE" is our theme as we delve into how people with disabilities and their supports can access technology, assess what is pertinent for them, fund it, train to use and maintain the technology and increase independence in all domains of life.

WHY: Technology is evolving at a rapid pace and will substantially increase quality of life for not only people with disabilities but all of us.  Come learn what is happening, the enormous impact it is having on the lives of people just like you and how you can take part in this future as it unfolds.   


Kristen Rytter, Ph.D., Sage-Within-Us
Katherine Carol, Tango Results and 
Tom Keating, Ph. D., Cognitopia

Our keynotes will tell their riveting, personal stories about how Assistive Technology (AT) has transformed their lives and those of their family, their supports and their community.  AT has powerfully shaped their work and their future and their stories will ground us, excite us and show us what IS possible!

Sessions and Expo:

We are partnering with some of the top experts in the Pacific Northwest on accessibility and assistive technology. CLICK HERE FOR SESSIONS to read current session details (to be updated throughout January).  These sessions will bring you:

  • Person-centered approaches on how to find high-and-low tech supports that are useful to you, your families and those you work with.
  • Resources on funding and support for Assistive Technology – find ways to try, purchase, train, implement and maintain AT, including the Re-Use market.
  • Specific technology to address: communication, mobility, sensory and physical issues, education, entertainment, emerging jobs within the tech field, virtual and augmented reality, personal care robots on the way and emerging movements and jobs within the tech field, including for people with disabilities.
  • And so much more!

Closing Forum:  This final session will focus on creating a group vision of what we see as the future, and a CALL TO ACTION to the Tech Giants to co-create that vision with us.  


Clock hours for teachers, DVR staff, and CEs for Supported Living providers will be available.

The Major Sponsor of this event is: 

 The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Other Sponsors Include (in order of financial sponsorship):

Apple. Arc of WA State, King County, Chelan Douglas Counties, Thurston Mason Counties, Clark County, Asotin County, Clallam County, Snohomish County, Lewis County, Spokane County, Klickitat County, Walla Walla County and San Juan County.