SOURCE: Neil Squire Society

Neil Squire Society

March 21, 2016 14:00 ET

Neil Squire Society Forms Partnership With Resnet to Expand Assistive Technology Services in Northern New Brunswick

BURNABY, BC --(Marketwired - March 21, 2016) - The Neil Squire Society's Atlantic Region has formed a partnership with the Edmundston, New Brunswick, based non-profit organization, Resnet inc. The partnership expands the Neil Squire Society's services to the North Western part of New Brunswick, offering employment-related services and assistive technology assessments and training to Resnet clients with a disability.

The Neil Squire Society helps Canadians with disabilities acquire and use assistive technologies, allowing them to pursue their employment and educational goals while becoming active members of society. A team of assistive technology and disability specialists at the Society's Atlantic Region offers these specialized, bilingual services in all of the Atlantic Provinces. In New Brunswick specifically, the Neil Squire Society offers specialized assistive technology courses, as well as various employment assistance programs, such as Working Together and Solutions for Employment. Through the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, the AT Helpdesk provides free services for all New Brunswickers who need support with assistive technology.

Since 2004, Resnet has been diversifying into a number of services, including specialized training. They offer a personal growth program to clients of the provincial Departments of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour and Social Development so they can return to the labour market on a permanent basis. Resnet offers Microsoft Office and Simply Accounting training to the general public, as well as to individuals accessing government programs and services. Since 2008, they have served individuals with learning challenges using tools such as Kurzweil, Inspiration, WordQ, and a computerized database.

The partnership between the Neil Squire Society and Resnet will offer individuals with a disability specialized assistive technology training sessions. The Society will assess individuals receiving services from the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour and propose the assistive technology that best meets their needs. They will provide remote support for the instructor over and above the services offered by their AT Helpdesk.

For more information about their Assistive Technology services and programs, please visit the Neil Squire Society website, www.neilsquire.ca.

Pictured L to R: Charles Levasseur, Regional Manager, Assistance Technology and Learning Disabilities Specialist, Neil Squire Society; Julie Lavoie, Executive Director, Resnet Inc.; Beverly Grasse, Regional Manager/Employment Specialist, Neil Squire Society.

About Neil Squire Society

Neil Squire Society is the only not-for-profit organization in Canada that for the past 30 years has used technology, knowledge and passion to empower Canadians with disabilities. The Society has developed innovative programs and services and some of the world's leading edge assistive technology for people with disabilities. More than 30,000 people with disabilities in Canada have benefited from the work of the Society. With over fifty staff, Neil Squire Society has offices and provides services to Canadians in Vancouver, Regina, Ottawa, Moncton, and Fredericton, as well as to many small communities across Canada via distance education.

About RESNET

Resnet inc. is a New Brunswick based non-profit organization which collects used computers to give them a second life or simply recycle their components. Working with 39 trainees annually, their 16-week program provides opportunities to develop personal skills and employability skills for people facing barriers to employment, and facilitates their integration into the labor market. With a success rate of 72%, participants learn through tailored personal training how to best carry out their tasks. The main goal is to dismantle obsolete computer equipment or rebuild computer hardware equipment in good condition for reuse. Community partners ensure the success of this highly developed program.

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