Time and Money Management Software Built by and for Individuals with Disabilities

The project involved college students with intellectual disabilities who were supported to develop and design a computer program for budgeting time and money. The presentation will include the first-hand accounts of how the students were involved in identifying their needs and the needs of similar students to become more independent and how the students designed the computer program including examples of its use.

1. As a result of this session, participants will have learned about software to manage time and budget money.

2. Participants will be able to see instances where individuals were able to advocate for their individual needs and learn to use the tools necessary for improving their needs.

3. As a result of this session, participants will have discovered new ways to become more independent by incorporating choice into similar situations and by analyzing ways to utilize tools to minimize the support necessary.

4. Participants will have built their own knowledge on the topic of budgeting and time management and a better understanding of the thought process of budgeting time and money for oneself.

5. As a result of this session, participants will have learned about the experiences of being a key researcher in a research project.