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NAPERVILLE, IL — The Third Annual Technology Enhancing Capabilities Conference is set for June 5 at the NIU Conference Center in Naperville.

This event will celebrate the ways assistive technology helps level the playing field for people with disabilities by promoting independence, breaking down barriers and fostering inclusion. 

Participants will have the opportunity to see, touch and experience a variety of products as well as connect with experts who are willing to share their tips and tricks for the successful implementation of technology.

The Technology Enhancing Capabilities (TEC) Lab and National Association of Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals (NAQ), both divisions of Trinity Services, Inc., as well as the Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (IARF), Disability Cocoon, and the Autism Program of Illinois are sponsoring the event. 

Speakers at the event include Harold Sloves, Richard Harrington, Carly Rae Steele and Connie Melvin. Presentations will cover best practices for adopting assistive technology, assistive technology for recreational activities, how to use assistive technology to help people experience independence, and technology products that are tailored toward safety and security.

Participants will also be able to create their own assistive technology products by using household items and products available at local hardware stores.

For NAQ and IARF members, the cost of the conference is $200, and the cost for nonmembers is $250.

Continuing education credits will be offered for this event. A complete listing of professional licenses approved for CEUs is available, along with registration information, at For more information, email NAQ Director Connie Melvin at

Trinity Services, Inc. is a 69-year-old, nonsectarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness flourish and live full and abundant lives. Trinity serves roughly 3,500 people in more than 30 communities in northeast, central and southwest Illinois. To learn more, visit