My name is David Arthur Smith. I am a 57 year old physically challenged man with Cerebral Palsy since birth. I am an Athetoid quadriplegic, not able to physically speak. I rely on an augmentative communication device to communicate and a power wheelchair to get around inside my house as well as outdoors. I am currently unemployed due to my physical disability. Nineteen years ago both my parents died from health complications and they left their house and assets to me in their will. I am currently living in their house, located in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, which is currently in my name as the owner.
County College of Morris, Randolph, New Jersey, 9/88 to 5/91. Completed a 7-credit special CAD course, called Computer Enabling Drafting for the Disabled, (CEDD). Completed self-study courses (3 credits) in Unix, C Language programming and Electrical Engineering. Studied 3D Solids Modeling during free time.
Union County College, Cranford, New Jersey, 9/82 to 12/82. Completed courses in Business Management and Mathematics.
Tandy/Radio Shack, Hanover, New Jersey, 6/83, three day 4 hour course in advance computer BASIC language programming with Dr. Christopher Kennett, PhD., computer science instructor.
David Brearley Regional High School in Kenilworth, New Jersey, 9/77 to 6/82. Completed High School Education with honors.
West Lake School in Mountainside, New Jersey, 9/69 to 6/77. Completed Grades 2nd thru 9th.
Cerebral Palsy Center in Cranford, New Jersey, 9/64 to 6/69. Completed 1st grade and physical rehabilitation.
RECENT TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES
During High School I had worked for B & B Builders, Inc., construction business, Westfield, New Jersey, 4/80 to 6/81, (while in high school), designed and installed a two zone heating system for a neighbor’s house with Mr Robert Parin. Designed and built a 120/240 volt AC relay switch for a 2 Horse Power 30 gallon air compressor for Mr. Robert Parin to allow him to run the air compressor on either 120 or 240 volt power where available at work sites.
I worked for The Children's Specialized Hospital, Mountainside, New Jersey, 6/85 to 1/88 employed as their Research Design Specialist/Technician. Assisted the Coordinator of the Augmentative Communication Program with research and design of equipment and/or adaptations to devices. Also served as consultant to other clinics and departments for special equipment needs. Assisted with evaluation and troubleshooting of hardwar
"Yes. We used to hide a little soft toy bear called Fret in our sets back in the day when we used photography. We then created a 3D version of Fret and included him in many of our renders.
If you have a look at the images in my Ambus 2014 album, you…"