App-y Happy Workshop: Free & Inexpensive Apps that Get the Job Done

September 8, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Bittersweet Farms
12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Rd
Whitehouse, OH 43571
Tammy Eisenreich

Thanks to a grant from The Autism Provider Network of NW Ohio (formerly know as TRAN) we are happy to provide a six month series of app sharing workshops for parents, caregivers and professionals interested in learning about the benefits of assistive technology in the special needs community.

The App-y Happy Workshop Series is designed to shortcut the time-consuming process of finding apps for individuals with autism and other specific needs. We have found that providing app selection expertise has enabled families and teams to support individual’s progress towards reaching their goals. Whether they have a school-aged child with an Individual Education Program (IEP) or an adult needing help learning to improve specific skills, iTaalk’s education team can assist by showcasing apps for a wide range of particular needs.

These expert-led presentations will include one and a half hour sessions along with hands-on labs that describe and/or demonstrate successful applications of assistive technology for individuals with special healthcare needs. Our hope is for attendees to learn how to use mobile devices to effectively target skill development.

Date Session & Tentative Topics

  • September 8, 2018 | Free & Inexpensive Apps that Get the Job Done
  • October 13, 2018 | Behavioral Intervention & Scheduling
  • November 10, 2018 | Apps for Gaining Independence
  • December 8, 2018 | Fine Motor & Visual/Perceptual Skills
  • January 12, 2019 | Speech, Language & Communication
  • February 9, 2019 | Literacy & Communication

Credit Options

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be provided by the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities for no additional fee (A 60-minute session = 0.1 CEUs). Registration is required to receive CEUs, free app codes, and giveaways that may take place!


The Fox Family Ride for Autism was a success this year and will be providing iPads to children (birth through 22). Interested individuals can apply online; attendance at at least APP-y Happy Workshop is required. Details and application can be found online.