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North Dakota Assistive


Everything you need to know, tailored to what you need.

An IPAT Training.

We provide training for both individuals and groups, on a fee-for-service basis.

Individual training focuses on instruction of how to use a specific assistive technology (AT) device. If you have an AT device you're not comfortable using, we can help you learn to use it with confidence.

Group training sessions cover a broader range of topics, with the content being custom-tailored to meet your group's needs. 

Group Training Costs

  • Group Training Fees are $500/half day plus reimbursement for mileage, lodging, and per diem, OR
  • $125/hour plus reimbursement rates for mileage lodging, and per diem
  • Reimbursement for travel time is $35/hour
  • Fees include training materials

Individual Training Costs

  • Individual Training Fees are $100/hour plus reimbursement for mileage, lodging, and per diem
  • Reimbursement for travel time is $35/hour

Examples of Group Training Sessions

This presentation defines ADD and focuses on AT and techniques to maintain employment as an adult with ADD.

Provides a description of the steps involved in matching the capabilities and needs of an individual to the characteristics of an assistive technology system.

There are many ways to access a computer other than the typical keyboard. This training will provide an overview of types of adaptive software, adapted keyboards, mouse alternatives, and computer output methods accommodating a variety of disabilities. It will provide a basic review of how various types of adaptive devices work with different computers.

This presentation is designed for a specific audience (911 operators) and discusses the role of ADA, who alternative phone users are and the various phones responders need to be familiar with.

ASDDS is a program that provides assistive technology,(i.e., grab bars, medication dispensers, seat lifts), to help North Dakota residents who are 60 years and older remain safe in their homes. This presentation will discuss the range and types of AT safety devices available through the ASDDS program, eligibility and how it works.

Help your student succeed in school and at home with Assistive Technology (AT) in the areas of: reading; writing; math; computer access; memory; organization; listening; controlling their environment and communication. Learn about the various types of AT available and what should be included within the AT assessments process.

This training session provides an overview of AT used to compensate for vision or hearing loss. In includes a review of 1) the various types of telecommunication devices that can replace and/or augment the typical phones; 2) vision aids to compensate for a variety of tasks; and 3) AT needed by individuals with sensory loss for home or work.

This presentation focuses on dementia within the current health trends in America. It includes an overview of the "Remaining at Home" project plus AT devices for memory, safety, and task completion.

This session includes an overview of the assistive technology available for medication management and safety at home.

This presentation will provide an overview to laws behind workplace accommodations and a comprehensive listing of AT for: creating documents; manipulating and filing documents; using a phone; other types of communications; and various work surfaces.

In this session, participants will learn how to fund the assistive technology they need through various sources from state programs and schools to insurance and private entities. It includes an overview on how to write funding letters. Sample letters will be provided.

Environmental Controls Units (ECU) can make independence possible. This session looks at the different types of environmental control systems; which are available to control different tasks within an environment; the benefits of using an ECU; how they work, and questions to ask your AT provider when considering an ECU.

This presentation is intended for anyone interested in better understanding the potential assistive technology has to compensate for specific learning disabilities. The information will include a rationale for the use of assistive technology for individuals with learning disabilities; a functional and legal definition of assistive technology; an overview of assistive technologies currently available to support individuals with learning disabilities in the areas of written language, reading, listening, and mathematics; and information on how to select and evaluate the various assistive technologies currently available. 

The right communication device can make all of the difference for a person who has difficulty speaking. However, nagivating through all of the available augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices can be a daunting task. This session will provide participants an opportunity to learn about the various features and range of AAC devices/software on the market today. Information will also be provided on how iPod/iPad devices can be used as communication devices and how these mainstream devices stack up to established dedicated communication systems.

The presentation explains what AT is, who uses AT, how AT is used, AT myths, categories of devices with examples, questions to ask when considering AT, and an overview of the AT Assessment process. Presentation also includes videos of AT users and device demonstration videos.

Participants will increase their understanding of the Interagency Program for Assistive Technology (IPAT) and its services, and how they can use IPAT to help the people they serve get the assistive technology(AT) they need for work, school, and home. 

This presentation covers AT within IDEA and 504 Plans, populations served, and the responsibilities of team members. A range of AT is described, examples given of broad AT categories, as well as specifics for reading, writing, organization and mathematics.

It is widely recognized that individuals with disabilities and/or long term illnesses want to remain living in their own homes. Assistive technology can be one of the support services that make Remaining at Home possible. IPAT delivered assistive technology devices and services for state residents who were at risk of moving to an institution through a project funded by the Department of Human Services. The Remaining at Home...Priceless project and its outcomes is presented in this session.

The North Dakota Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Service (TEDS) is designed to provide free specialized telephone equipment to meet the needs of individuals who are communications-impaired and who might be otherwise disadvantaged in their ability to obtain such equipment. The Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Service program is explained along with an overview of the telecommunications equipment available. 

Many individuals have the ability to communicate, but they have never been matched to the RIGHT communication system. This session will discuss: 1) augmentative and alternative communication (AAC); 2) who AAC is appropriate for, and how it can be used; 3) the various features and levels of AAC devices; 4) AAC considerations in various situations; and 5) the basics of the AAC Assessment Process.

Participants will learn about the range of assistive technology devices and online services for persons with hearing loss. Particular equipment demonstrated will include alerting systems, specialized telephones, and assistive listening devices which enhance sounds. If Wi-Fi is available at the presentation site, live demonstrations of WebCapTel, Skype, and online relay systems will be provided.