IS CAMP GIZMO? A
five-day hands-on camp where parents, professionals, and students learn how
assistive technology can help young children (birth - 8 years) with significant
and multiple developmental needs.
IS CAMP GIZMO? July 20-24, 2013
on the campus of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf/Blind in
SHOULD COME AND WHAT DO WE DO? Families,
professionals, college students, and others who want to learn more about assistive
technology. A limited number of "focus" children will be accepted
and assigned a team of professionals who help families identify and apply
new strategies for solving their multiple assistive technology needs. (Preference
will be given to children who have not previously attended camp. Professionals
and other caregivers involved with these children are encouraged to attend
the camp.) Labs and workshops will be available to Camp participants daily.
Parents attend workshops on subjects that will help them better meet the needs
of their child. Professionals and students attend workshops of interest that
meet professional/ educational needs or assist the "focus" family.
Teams will meet daily to observe, discuss and implement strategies for the
CHILDREN ATTEND? Kids
Camp will be held in conjunction with Camp Gizmo.
All children attending the camp with focus families or other participants
will participate in Kids Camp educational and recreational activities. Kids
is safe, fun camp experience for children with or without disabilities.
I RECEIVE CEU CREDIT? Yes,
graduate credit, WV Birth to Three contact hours, and WV STARS.
MUCH DOES IT COST? Camp
Gizmo is an interagency funded learning week.
Registration includes meals, sleeping accommodations, and Kids Camp. Participant
costs: Focus Families: $50 - child and two parents/
$25 - each additional family member Other Camp Participants: $75 per person/
$25 each additional family member
MORE INFORMATION: Kathy
Knighton/Ginger Huffman, WV Dept of Ed,
1-800-642-8541 or Pam Roush, WV Birth to Three,
1-800-642-9704 or Alyson Edwards, WVECTCR,
1-888-983-2827 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Gizmo is funded by the WV Dept of Ed/Office of Special Programs, WVDHHR/Bureau for Public Health/Office of Maternal, Child
and Family Health/WV Birth to Three, and WVDHHR/Bureau for Children and Families/Division
of Early Care and Education and in-kind support is
provided by WVATS, WVU Center of Excellence in Disabilities, National Seating and Mobility, Assistive Technology Works, Inc. and Appalachian Center for Independent Living.. Support and coordination
provided by WV Early Childhood Training Connections and Resources.