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SCI Forum Schedule


Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM


From Duct Tape to Velcro:
Using Everyday Materials to Solve Everyday Challenges

This presentation will promote creative problem-solving by stepping out of the box. Many individuals have been solving their independent living, work or educational problems through their own ingenuity and materials they find available at home or locally. Our speaker Curt Johnson, MS, CRC, ATP, Assistive Technology Specialist with the Washington Assistive Technology Act Program, will discuss and demonstrate creative solutions for common challenges that people with SCI often face when trying to access the technology and tools of daily life. With scarce funding available for assistive technology, individuals and families must become knowledgeable and share these low-cost solutions. We will focus on using local resources when funds are not available for the high-tech options.

Continuing education credits (CEUs) will be available for physical and occupational therapists: 1.5 contact hours. Certificates will be provided.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Meet & Greet: Meet in the hospital cafeteria (Plaza Café) main seating area to socialize, network and eat before the forum. Purchase dinner or bring your own. No RSVP—just show up. If you need directions or more information, contact Cynthia Salzman at csalzman@uw.edu or 206-685-3999.


Hospital Cafeteria (Plaza Café) Conference Rooms A, B and C
University of Washington Medical Center
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195
[Click here for directions.]

Free Parking: Pay $5 at the gatehouse entrance to the S-1 parking area and we will give you a coupon for a refund when exiting.

Download and print the flyer here.

Next SCI Forum: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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Support for the SCI Forum is provided by a generous gift from the SCI Association of Washington.

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