RN and MOM (Master of Modifications)…is a champion of the use of technology, especially tablet technology, to support people with memory and cognitive challenges. She has worked tirelessly to set up a system that allows her daughter who sustained a serious TBI to live independently despite significant disabilities.
She sits on the Colorado Assistive Technology Coalition through the University School of Medicine. She speaks statewide and nationally at conferences on the use of high tech and low tech options to promote self determination and self sufficiency in the home and in the workplace. Alice is a founding member of Colorado based “Families at the Forefront of Technology” and serves on the steering committee for their annual conference.
She has developed and teaches classes at Colorado Mountain College on the use of iPad and iPhones to decrease the fear factor for those just starting out with tech!!
She is especially proud of the partnering she did with Trinity Services of Chicago in 2015 to “educate Apple” on some of the needs facing those with cognitive disabilities. This education of Apple was through a successful change.org petition – “Kara’s Own Voice.” This petition led to Apple making needed changes to its operating system to better support those with memory challenges!
She has been honored to present at a TEDx event – on “Kara’s Own Voice” and Alice’s “idea worth spreading” focuses on the power of technology to assist those with cognitive challenges to lead self-directed lives.
Alice, and her husband and daughter live in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. They are recipients of the Garfield County, Colorado Humanitarian Service award – “Inspiring Hope.”