About Us


The ConnSENSE Report (formerly the ConnSENSE Bulletin) began in 1984 by Chauncy Rucker, Ph.D. Dr. Rucker, Professor Emeritus of the University of Connecticut, served as director of the Assistive Technology graduate program. He is a former president of the Technology and Media (TAM) Division of the Council for Exceptional Children and is the author of many articles on special education and assistive technology. Dr. Rucker served as the Executive Editor of the ConnSENSE Bulletin until his retirement in 2014.

Lee Learson, the Managing Editor of the ConnSENSE Report, is the original developer and former Director of The New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center at Oak Hill and now a consultant with that organization. The NEAT Center is an assistive technology demonstration center and equipment restoration center, located in Hartford, CT.  Lee has developed and managed programs focused on assistive technology and device reutilization for many years. She has provided consulting services to many assistive technology projects throughout the United States and is a founding partner in a consulting group providing training and support in the development of assistive technology and device reutilization programs.

The new ConnSENSE Report has undergone an extensive design update and is now in partnership with and funded by University of Connecticut, Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities,

The ConnSENSE Report is dedicated to bringing you practical resources on assistive technology that will assist professionals, individuals with disabilities and their families in learning about and accessing the assistive technology they need.

Lee Learson, Managing Editor