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Comment from Cindy McDonald
Teacher of the Deaf
I attended the 2012 PATINS Conference in which Ms. Sweeny (OnionMountain Press) presented how to utilize Adobe Acrobat Pro. Since then I have implemented using Adobe Reader for a student who has been using a scribe; however, now that we have been able to apply what I learned last year from the conference, the student is independent now and does not have to use a scribe any longer. She is only in second grade, but what a wonderful time to start responding completely on her own, just like everyone else, thanks to Adobe, the presentation offered at the PATINS conference, and my being able to attend! Have questions, contact me and I'd be happy to share!
Comment from Kimberly Kane
Thank you so much for the thought and care that you are extending to me for the 2013 PATINS State Conference. It is so nice to attend a conference offered by professionals who service children with disabilities and who also extend the same thought to adults with disabilities.
Comment from Dave
I REALLY enjoyed your presentation this evening, but especially appreciated your positive energy & attitude! This really brings a lot of hope to us parents out here... We have a 14-year old son who has autism. We've tried many things with some success over the years, but now we're preparing him for public high school in just a few weeks. I have special interests in Assistive Technology so I'm excited about applying some of the resources you touched on tonight to help shape some sort of program or system of learning, first for my son and then to tell the world what has been most effective.
Comment from Carol Hester
Two of the three students (borrowing from PATINS Lending Library) who have used devices from PATINS will have their own iPADS for next year provided by our SPED cooperative because we have been able to show the big role the device can play in impacting their ability to learn. They have loved having them, and we have loved your support!
Comment from Gail Crowley
Teacher of the Blind and Low Vision
Jennings County and Seymour Community Schools
Thanks SO MUCH for your (Sandi Mahl, SE Regional Site Coordinator) help. I got together with Chadd Smith, ICAM IT Consultant) yesterday and we're going to be working the next couple of Tuesdays and Thursdays on downloading these books. I'm so glad I went to the Tech Expo and I'm especially glad you had me speak with him. I'm really grateful!
Comment from Michele Gillman
Director Special Education, School City of East Chicago
Jim, we are so excited to have the opportunity to work with you. These in-services have been a highlight to everyone's day! Thank you for the time and energy. I know these are long days for you. We know you make a difference for these students. I continue to hear wonderful reports from the sessions, again thanks! : )
Comment from Andrea Ellsworth
MSD of Wayne Township
West Central Joint Services
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for all of your support this semester as our district has transitioned DRMs and tried to navigate our way through it (making mistakes along the way). :)You have been so helpful and I really appreciate your patience. Happy holidays to you and your family!
Comment from Andrea Hausz, MA,CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Thank you sooo very much for helping with the ICAM registration, digital book requests, and the download - push to IPAD process. I was successful in getting all 6 of the needed textbooks on my new student's ipad. I'm exhausted, but I did it!! You were both so very nice and patient with me, and I really appreciate it! I feel so empowered. Have a blessed holiday season and happy Christmas shopping.
Comment from Carrie Welch
Chaz finished second place in the 4th grade science fair. He was able to use his iPod to give his presentation, then he answered the questions the judges asked. He will go to Ball State in February. They were also allowed to use computers for graph & typing information. Chaz did his experiment by himself. Justin had to help with pictures and helped Chaz make a graph. Also Chaz is in the classroom all day. They let him use his iPad in both classrooms. He also shares with a group of students listening to stories. He is doing awesome & becoming more independent everyday. I just wanted to share & welcome to use!
PS Thank you for all your help!!!!
Comment from Valisa Meyer
Consultant for D/HH & B/LV
Shelbyville High School
Thank you for your help today!!! It's greatly appreciated and it's nice to know that we have someone to contact that will work with us when we run into tech. problems that we don't understand!!!!
Comment from Carolyn
OT Student from University of Southern Indiana
Your presentation was awesome! I am so glad PATINS is out there! And you are the greatest person to explain, demonstrate, and expose what it going on! There is so much assistance out there to help students, teachers, and therapists in their day to day involvement with individuals who need the extra help. I wasn't aware that so much assistance existed until your presentation. Thank you!
Comment from Nancy
South Central Area Special Education Cooperative
How can you guys be any better? Rating 5++
Comment from Jill
Indianapolis Public Schools
The 4 computers donated have been a hit for my kids the past and current year. It makes me so happy to see my kindergarteners using the technology they so desperately need. We've been in school for over 20 days now and already each student has learned how to navigate on starfall.com and pbskids.com and that's all due to having the technology available so thank you!!! This year I only have 4 out of my 25 students that have a computer at home so being able to 'play' with one at school is huge!!
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