•  November 4, 2021
     4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Developmentally Appropriate Assistive Technology (webinar)

Learning Level 1: Introductory/Awareness

Intended Audience – ECSE and General Educators, Teacher Assistants, OT/PT’s

Description – In this webinar, we will discuss adaptations and modifications to materials in the classroom in order to increase access and participation for all children. We will virtually tour the Illinois Assistive Technology Program and discuss the resources that are available to support children with access and participation to activities and materials.

Continuing Education – This webinar will provide 1.5 contact hours for the following:

  • Educator License Renewal
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) 2
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
  • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area E (Org. ID# B40093, Event ID# )

Full participation is required to receive a certificate.

In collaboration with Illinois Assistive Technology Program.


  • Bridget Meis
    Bridget Meis, M.S. Ed, is an Early Childhood Resource Specialist for STARnet Regions I & III. During her time with STARnet, she has presented on a variety of topics including: Apps and Assistive Technology, Social/Emotional development, Creative Curriculum, Teaching Strategies GOLD, Portfolios, Lesson Planning, Mathematics in Early Childhood, Science and Mathematics, STEAM and Family Engagement. Bridget has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education since 2003. She received her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Illinois State University and her Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Erikson Institute. Bridget has worked in a variety of early childhood programs with diverse groups of children from as young as six weeks old to children in fifth grade. Bridget has served children and families in private childcare programs and most recently with Head Start.
  • Cecilia Mintz
    Cecilia Mintz, B.S. Ed, is an Early Childhood Resource Specialist for STARnet Regions I & III. She has worked in Early Childhood since 2007. Cecilia has worked with a diverse population at Head Start. While working with Head Start she guided children with Project Approach. Cecilia worked at engaging families in their child’s education by encouraging their input on family goals involving their child. She collaborated with local education agencies on IEPs.
  • Lynnette Strode
    Lynette Strode is the Special Projects Coordinator for the Illinois Assistive Technology Program. Over the past 13 years, Lynette has held various positions within IATP. She enjoys her job as it is very rewarding to help a person find the AT or services that they need. Lynette has lived all over the world as both her father and husband were career military. Lynette has two children, two dogs, and a cat.
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