District 15 Student Receives Infinitec North Technology Achievement Award

Maria Pichon-Gomez, a student at Conyers Learning Academy (CLA), received the 2023 Infinitec North Technology Achievement Award, honoring students who excel in their use of assistive technology.

Maria is a 7th grader in the Multiple Needs Program at CLA who is a wiz at using her device throughout the day. She is frequently asking staff to add words to her device to support her growing vocabulary and special interests like science, doctors, and TV shows. Recently, the entire CLA school came out to celebrate Maria with a parade! That night, Maria, her family, her educational team, and CLA administrators joined her at the Infinitec Award Ceremony to celebrate this honor at the Infinitec Award Ceremony held at the Cotillion Banquet Hall in Palatine. District 15 is incredibly proud of Maria for all of her accomplishments.

Once a year, the Infinitec Coalition recognizes 12 students who excel using assistive technology to access curriculum and demonstrate functional independence at school.

Infinitec, which stands for infinite potential through technology, is the technology program of UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago. The mission of Infinitec is to advance independence and promote inclusive opportunities for children and adults with disabilities through technology.

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