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Simon Technology Center Overview

Assistive technology can be a device or service that helps children with disabilities participate more independently within their environment at home or school.

The Simon Technology Center (STC) is dedicated to making the benefits of technology more accessible to children and adults with disabilities. Through a collaborated effort involving parents, professionals, and consumers, the STC can provide numerous services for your family, as well as resources and informative answers to your questions. Since 1987, the Simon Technology Center has helped many children and adults, with a variety of disabilities, use assistive technology to enhance learning, work and independence.


The Simon Technology Center provides a variety of core services to help children, families, and professionals including:


The Simon Technology Center also operates several projects with specific focuses such as:

EX.I.T.E. Camp

(EXploring Interests in Technology and Engineering)

A 5-Day Camp in August for middle school girls (6th-9th grades) with disabilities.

Application deadline: May 1st

It's FREE, Learn More and Register Now about EXITE Camp

Upcoming Webinars / Online Events

  • Live Stream Event Availible

    21st Century Professional Development: New Avenues, New Opportunities

    Date: Monday, March 16, 2015
    Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm CST
    Today’s professional development tools offer educators more ways to grow professionally than ever before! With so many options available, it can be hard to know where to start. In this exciting webinar led by Chris Bugaj, assistive technology strategist and host of the Assistive Technology: Tools in Public Schools podcast (A.T.TIPSCAST), participants will learn new time efficient and practical ideas for professional development. Tips and resources for utilizing multimedia- and social media-driven professional development will be provided and discussed.

Upcoming STC Workshops & Events

The Simon Technology and its projects are generously sponsored by private donations and the following foundations: 3M, Boston Scientific, Donaldson Foundation, Ecolab, Fred C. & Katherine B. Andersen Foundation, Grotto  Foundation, IBM, Medtronic, Minneapolis Rotary Community Service Foundation, The Minneapolis Foundation, Schulze Family Foundation, Verizon, and  Xcel Energy. In kind support provided by Accenture and Target.


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