CFILC's Ability Tools Conference

Friday, April 22, 2022 from 9am-4:45pm (PDT)
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Times listed are Pacific Daylight Time.

9:00AM-10:00AM: Opening/Keynote Speaker
Co-hosts:
Kathrine Crowley, Ability Tools Program Manager, California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC)

Sue Privett, AT Advocate at Independent Living Center of Kern County (ILCKC)

Welcome Video:
Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire

Keynote Speaker:
Michael Galvan, Ph.D, Executive Director at Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL) “Assistive Technology and Care of the Earth”

Opening Speaker: 
Dan Okenfuss, Public Policy Manager, California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) “The History of Earth Day”

10:15AM-11:15AM: Workshop Sessions:
Workshop #1: Meeting AT Needs During Climate Disaster Responses

Panelists:
Shaylin Sluzalis and Germán Parodi – Co-Executive Directors of The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies

Workshop #2: Smart AT: Smart for Your Needs and Smart for the Environment

Panelist:
Forrest Holleman – Bay Area Smart Homes

11:15AM-11:30AM: Transition Break

11:30AM-12:30PM: Workshop Sessions:
Workshop #3: Accessible Farming: It Can Be Done

Panelist:
Heidi Cartan – Executive Director of Common Roots Farm

Workshop #4: Keeping Wheels out of Landfills

Panelist:
Vincent Lopez – Assistive Technology Manager for Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities San Mateo

12:30PM-1:00PM: Lunch Break

1:00PM-4:00PM: Workshop Session
Workshop #5: Making Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes – Using Everyday Items to Create Extraordinary Solutions

Panelist:
Therese Willkomm, PhD, Director of New Hampshire’s State Assistive Technology Program with the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire (UNH)

4:00PM – 4:15PM: Transition Break

4:15PM – 4:45PM: Connecting With Your CommUnity Networking Sessions

Networking Room #1: Northern California
Co-Moderators:

Anthony Lee, Program Coordinator, California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) 

Annette Seabury, Assistive Technology Specialist, (FREED) 

Networking Room #2: Central California
Co-Moderators:

Kathrine Crowley, Ability Tools Program Manager, California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC)

Ian Dowda, AT Specialist, Independent Living Center of Kern County (ILCKC)

Networking Room #3: Southern California
Co-Moderators:

Jessica Riestra, Statewide Youth Organizer, California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC)

Keith Williams, Assistive Technology Coordinator, Disability Community Resource Center (DCRC) 

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Please email conference@cfilc.org if you have questions, need assistance or have a comment about the conference.