Live Webinars2019-01-07T16:05:43+00:00

Live Webinars

A Continuum of Caregiving

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern
Registration for members is free; registration for non-members is $34
Presenter: Dr. Susan (Susie) Charlifue, Craig Hospital

Family caregivers may have many difficulties balancing the multiple roles of parent, spouse and caregiver, and may have other commitments such as employment. When caregivers are unable to cope effectively with all role responsibilities, their health and well-being, as well as that of the care recipient may be jeopardized. Approximately 70% of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) receive care from family members and while the impact of caregiving can be both positive and negative, the consequences of caregiving are likely to be experienced for decades. This presentation describes factors related not only to family caregivers, but also to health professionals providing care to people with SCI, focusing on healthcare provider burnout. Strategies to address burnout in both the home and healthcare setting are provided in order to assist family members and health professionals identify and address their own sources of caregiver distress.
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Introduction to Accessibility for Phones, Tablets, and Computers

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern
Registration for members is free; registration for non-members is $34

Presenters:
Kristen Mastony, MS, OTR/L, ATP
Mandy Summers, MS, OTR/L, ATPD
Megan Mahaffey, MOT, OTR/L, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital

Technology is an integral part of everyday life. For individuals with SCI, access to these devices can be challenging, which can prevent them from participation in daily roles and occupations. This presentation will describe and demonstrate how to setup and utilize the built-in accessibility features of consumer devices as well as the dedicated assistive technology devices to improve overall independence with participation in technology. This presentation is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about the basics of accessibility features, switch access for tablet and phone use, and other assistive technology devices for computer use. Understanding how to utilize the accessibility features of these devices as well as obtaining the knowledge of current products allows accessibility and gives the individual with a spinal cord injury a greater sense of independence and reconnection with society. 
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