LaGrange Area Department of Special Education

Discovering the Joy of Making AT - A Hands-on Maker Workshop - OT/PT CONFERENCE ONLY

 School Based Occupational and Physical Therapy Conference: Supporting Student Outcomes


  •  8:00 am - 9:00 am Check In
  •  9:00 am - 4:00 pm Sessions
  •  Noon - 1:00 pm Lunch (provided)


$125.00 Registration Fee - included breakfast and lunch. Credit Card Payments ONLY. No refunds will be issued for any reason


Registration will open at 8:00 am 9/15/22 and will close when sessions are full or 10/15/22,  whichever comes first

There will be no wait list. Once a session reaches room capacity, it will close and will not allow additional registrations. If the session is full, it will not accept your registration.


After a long wait, we are pleased to present the tenth biennial conference as a forum to share and discuss methods that support best practices for school therapist and promote positive student outcomes. Many of this year's presenters are nationally renowned as experts in fields relating to occupational and physical therapy services delivered in the educational setting. Attendees will expand their understanding of how to utilize their expertise and knowledge to support all students in the school environment.


Due to the continued spread of Covid cases, we ask that you wear a mask at all times with the exception of eating and drinking. Presenters may opt to remove their masks.



Presenter:  Therese Willkomm, Ph.D

Session: Discovering the Joy of Making AT - A Hands-on Maker Workshop - OT/PT CONFERENCE ONLY

Room: 265

Location:  NIU Naperville Campus

Date:  10/28/2022
Time:  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Therese Willkomm, PhD, is the Director of New Hampshire’s State Assistive Technology Program with the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and is a clinical associate professor emeritus in the Department of Occupational Therapy. Dr. Willkomm is known nationally and internationally as “The MacGyver” of Assistive Technology and has designed and fabricated thousands of solutions for individuals with disabilities. 



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Each year hundreds of new devices are created using an assortment of everyday tools and materials. Discover the joy of creating assistive technology devices in minutes. Learn how to apply the “….ABLE” principles in creating devices. Discover the magical makers movement of thousands of individuals ready and willing to help with AT maker projects in your community. Explore over 30 different materials for making AT in Minutes. Make eight different multi use devices for reading, writing, communicating, and self regulation.

Continuing Education

IDFPR (Continuing Education Units): Clock Hours - 6
PD Clock Hours (ISBE Evidence of Completion Form): PD Clock Hours - 6


LADSE is a Continuing Education Sponsor for Social Workers, Speech/Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, and Occupational Therapists.






NIU Naperville Campus

1120 East Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60563


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