Resources

National Organizations (laws, regs, compliance & best practice)…

AAC Institute: http://www.aacinstitute.org/ : A not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the most effective communication for people who rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA): The mission of ATIA is to serve as the collective voice of the assistive technology industry so that the best products and services are delivered to people with disabilities. http://www.atia.org/

The Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP): a national, member-based organization, comprised of state Assistive Technology Act Programs funded under the Assistive Technology Act (AT Act). http://www.ataporg.org/atap/index.php

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC): http://www.cec.sped.org/

Disability.gov: Connecting the disability community to information and opportunities; http://www.disability.gov/

National AT in Education (NATE) Network: http://www.natenetwork.org/resources

National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS): http://nimas.cast.org/

National Organization on Disabilities: http://www.nod.org/

National Tech Center: http://www.nationaltechcenter.org/index.php/tech-in-the-works/2010-rfp

RESNA: The purpose of the organization is to improve the potential of people with disabilities to achieve their goals through the use of technology. http://www.resna.org/

TAM (Technology and Media Division of the Council for Exceptional Children): a professional organization concerned with technology for those with disabilities. http://www.tamcec.org

U.S. Office of Special Education: Tool kit on Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities
http://www.osepideasthatwork.org/toolkit/index.asp

 

Assistive Technology Employment Postings…

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA): http://aota.otjoblink.org/jobs

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA): http://www.asha.org/careers/

HigherEdJobs: https://www.higheredjobs.com/search/default.cfm

K12 Job Spot: http://k12jobspot.com/

RESNA Job Board: http://resna.org/professional-development/professional-development-job-board

Teacher Job Center (Teacher.net): http://jobs.teachers.net/

 

Funding Assistive Technology…

ABLEDATA Informed Consumer’s Guide to Funding Assistive Technology; http://www.abledata.com/abledata_docs/funding.htm

Foundation Center: http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/nonprofits/

Funding resources: http://www.warrennet.org/at/at_resources_text_only/at-funding-resources.html

Grants.gov: is your source to find and apply for federal grants. http://www.grants.gov/

Non-Profit Guides: Grant writing tools for non-profit organizations; http://www.npguides.org/

RESNA: Alternative Financing Technical Assistance Project (AFTAP): Many states have low interest loan programs for financing the purchase of assistive technology devices. http://www.resnaprojects.org/AFTAP/state/RESNA.html

AT Lending Libraries & AT Device Reutilization Programs…

Get AT Stuff: AT Exchange in New England; http://www.getatstuff.com/home.php

The New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center at Oak Hill, Hartford, CT: The NEAT Lending Library: http://www.neatmarketplace.org/programs/content.asp?SubnavID=35 ;

The NEAT Equipment Restoration Center; http://www.neatmarketplace.org/equipment/index.asp

Naugatuck Valley Community College: http://www.nvcc.commnet.edu/Academics/Library/Services/itemId/1732/Library-Services-to-Patrons-with-Disabilities

Pass-it-on-Center: A list of AT reutilization programs listed by state; http://passitoncenter.org/locations/search.aspx

Refurbished Equipment Marketplace (REM), of Concord NH: www.shopREM.com

RESNA: Most states have some form of AT lending library. Check out your state AT Project listed on the RESNA website. http://www.resnaprojects.org/nattap/at/statecontacts.html

Professional Organizations, listserves & blogs…

American Occupational Therapy Association: www.aota.org

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA): http://www.apta.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA): http://www.asha.org/ The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech, language, and hearing scientists.

National Association of Special Education Teachers – (NASET) :
www.naset.org
National membership association dedicated to supporting and assisting teachers and future teachers of special education. It was founded to promote the profession of special education teachers and to provide a national forum for their ideas. NASET seeks to meet a critical need for many of America’s special education teachers. It develops and promotes professional excellence through the support of teachers who provide services to child with special needs.

The QIAT List: Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology. This site is a must for people interested in assistive technology. http://natri.uky.edu/assoc_projects/qiat/index.html

Teachers.net: http://teachers.net/mentors/special_education/#

AT Training & Certification Programs…

Assistive Technology Center: http://www.assistivetechnologycenter.org/profd/pd.php

Center for Implementing Technology in Education: http://www.cited.org/index.aspx

Closing the Gap: http://www.closingthegap.com/conference/faqs.lasso

CSU: Professional Development for Accessible Technology: http://teachingcommons.cdl.edu/access/ ; http://www.csun.edu/cod/training/index.php#upcomingtraining

Hampshire Educational Collaborative: Collaborative Center for Assistive Technology & Training (CCATT); http://www.collaborative.org/content/view/96/92/

New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center at Oak Hill: http://www.neatmarketplace.org/professional/index.asp

University of Buffalo: Assistive Technology Training Online; http://atto.buffalo.edu/

More AT Resource Links…

A. J. Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities is a major site for research and service projects having to do with individuals with developmental disabilities. http://www.uconnucedd.org

American Foundation for the Blind: http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=4

Assistive Technology Training Online Project (ATTO): provides information on AT applications that help students with disabilities learn in elementary classrooms; http://atto.buffalo.edu/

AT508: Solutions to section 508 compliance: http://www.at508.com/default

Connecticut Tech Act Project: providing services to individuals with disabilities in Connecticut. http://www.cttechact.com

Closing The Gap: provides a publication on technology for individuals with disabilities. http://www.closingthegap.com/

LD Online: lots of information on assistive technology for students with learning disabilities. http://www.ldonline.org

New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center at Oak Hill: An AT training and demonstration center located in Hartford, CT: http://www.neatmarketplace.org/

The Paciello Group: Website accessibility: http://www.paciellogroup.com/index.php

Special Education Technology Practice (SETP): http://www.setp.net

Tech-NJ, The College of New Jersey: newsletter (free) written by students and faculty at The College of New Jersey, Dr. Amy Dell, Editor; http://www.tcnj.edu/~technj/

University of Buffalo: http://atto.buffalo.edu/registered/Resources.php

Links to Lots of Links!…

disABILITY Resources & Information: http://www.makoa.org/index.htm

Fritschi’s Assistive Technology Links: http://fritschi.home.mindspring.com/at.html