Speakers and Presentations from 2020


Dr. Maulik M. Trivedi is a board certified Emergency Medicine physician in practice for over 20 years. He has served as the chairman or associate chair of several emergency departments and has been an integral part of the core leadership of Emergency Medicine provider groups in the NYC region. He’s a founding partner of StationMD and has been instrumental in helping the organization achieve its mission of improving the quality of care for the I/DD population. Dr. Trivedi is a national speaker who’s been featured on news programs and podcasts, and he’s a recognized thought leader on the use of technology and telehealth solutions to positively impact an individual’s medical care and foster independence. He continues to practice as an ER doctor in the NYC area. He has a special interest in applying tech solutions to keep both individuals and staff safe during the COVID-19 crisis. He and his family currently live in midtown Manhattan.


Disability Cacoon

Dustin Wright has been supporting people with disabilities for 20+ years. He is proud to state he began this career track as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) while pursuing his education at Purdue University. After graduation, he worked through the ranks and ultimately served as a Director of Program Services for the same organization – overseeing and ensuring services for approximately 300 individuals. In 2006, Dustin co-founded a remote supports company, Rest Assured, and served as the Executive Director until 2019. In this role he has overseen the provision of remote supports to thousands of people with varying abilities in 24 states. He is a 2018 Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities and Technology DIGS Grant recipient. Dustin has also assisted the States of Tennessee, Ohio, Maine, the District of Columbia, and other states in developing and modifying Medicaid Waiver regulation and funding structures to include more options for technology enabled supports. Dustin founded Disability Cocoon in May 2018. He describes it as a disability technology catalyst organization that helps the disability community discover, learn, and implement enabling technology solutions that foster opportunities for increased independence.   

Disability Cocoon

The Quad Father

You don’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to hear from Todd about his experiences over three decades using assistive technologies. An expert in technologies for the spinal cord-injured, Todd regularly contributes to New Mobility magazine. As a gifted computer technologist, he also participates in usability testing efforts for technology companies. He has been a featured keynote speaker at various events including Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference and the GeekWire Summit. Todd resides in the Puget Sound area of Washington with his wife Karen and is an entrepreneur: founder and CEO of C4 Consulting. We look forward to hearing Todd share his stories about assistive technologies!

Learn more about Todd and his many accomplishments: https://toddstabelfeldt.com/ 

The Quad Father


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Technology Tools for Today 2021 Conference is a collaboration between
The Arc of Mississippi, MS Department of Rehabilitation Services, Project START, MS State University T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability, The University of Southern MS Institute for Disability Studies,  North MS Regional Center TAD Center