SC Assistive Technology Reuse Summit

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See registration procedures and cost (if applicable). If you need special accommodations, please contact Lydia Durham at Lydia.Durham@uscmed.sc.edu or (803)935-5263. If possible, please make your requests a week before the training.

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SC Assistive Technology Reuse Summit

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Time: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location:
Collaborative Training Center
Midlands Center
8301 Farrow Road
Columbia, SC

Lunch will be provided in part by Carolina Medical and Progressive Medical Concepts. If you or your organization would like to help with lunch, please email Janet Jendron.

Description:
This Summit is for organizations and people who serve people who either need reutilized assistive technology, or who find themselves with AT they no longer need. At this Re-Use Summit, we’ll learn about South Carolina’s Reutilization Initiatives and offer our re-use programs the opportunity to gather more support from community and state networks. We’ll connect people and organizations, so we can all work more effectively to share reutilized equipment throughout the state.

Contact Janet Jendron with questions about this Summit.

Agenda (subject to change)

  • 9:30 - Registration
  • 10 am - Who's On First? AT Re-Use in South Carolina
  • 11 am - Working Smarter, Not Harder

    We’ll discuss the following challenges and come up with solutions and plans for working together, to improve the ways that we all provide used equipment to South Carolinians. We’ll consider:

    • How can our separate programs better, and more regularly communicate with each other?
    • Who else should we bring to the table for support and collaboration?
    • Topics of Interest:
      • Transportation
      • Equipment Cleaning, Sanitization, Storage, Inventory, Repair, Disposal
      • Communication – How can we better keep in touch?
      • Program Marketing (Publicity, PR, Social Media)
      • Finding Staff – Paid and Volunteer
      • Finding and Providing “High Demand Items” (e.g., tub benches, strollers)
      • Funding and Fundraising (e.g., creative ways to buy batteries for power wheelchairs)
      • If you have a “topic of interest” to add, please contact Janet Jendron
  • 12:00    Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00     Discussion Continues (see topics above)
  • 2:00     Summary and Future Action Steps

Attendance for this workshop is limited to 50 people

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