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Human Services Students to Host Assistive Technology Expo

Human services students at Pennsylvania College of Technology will present an Assistive Technology Expo on April 29 in the college’s Field House.

The expo, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature a broad range of services and equipment to assist individuals with disabilities. The displays will focus on mobility, communication and education.

Admission is open to those who use the technology and to providers, such as those in health care, human services and education. The expo is free to people with disabilities and to college students with a school ID. A $5 donation is requested from professionals. A drawing for door prizes is planned. Registration for the event is not required.

Students take on the project in part to help fill a gap similar expos provide information about the latest technological advances in other parts of the state, but are not easily accessible from northcentral Pennsylvania.

Five students enrolled in the course Technology and Human Services are organizing the event with help from their instructor, LaRue R. Reese, assistant professor of human services and social sciences.

The course introduces students to technology and its effect on various consumer populations in the human services field, including adaptive devices, surveillance, medications and record-keeping.

Class members are Monica F. Charles, of Williamsport; Courtney E. Regan, of Broomall; Nicole D. Riley, of Milton; Andrea M. Scheerer, of Canton; and Ashley M. Stuck, of Lewistown. All five are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in applied human services.

For more information about the Assistive Technology Expo, email Reese.

To learn more about the human services majors or other academic programs offered by the School of Integrated Studies at Penn College, visit online or call 570-327-4521.

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