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Alixe Bonardi

Director, Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research (CDDER)

Presentation Title: Assistive Technology Programs at the UMMS Shriver Center: An Overview and Perspectives

Summary: Ms. Bonardi will provide a brief overview of programs at the Shriver Center of the University of Massachusetts Medical School that bear on assistive technology development and other technological supports for persons with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Within this context, she will discuss clinical perspectives in the design and delivery of assistive technologies, focusing specifically on challenges of technology mismatch and equipment abandonment. She will discuss potentially helpful applications of risk management strategies used in industry (Failure Modes, Effects Analysis) that may help to mitigate or bypass such challenges.