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

AAC Institute: : 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.

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).

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC): Connecting the disability community to information and opportunities;

National AT in Education (NATE) Network:

National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS):

National Organization on Disabilities:

National Tech Center:

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

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

U.S. Office of Special Education: Tool kit on Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities


Assistive Technology Employment Postings…

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA):

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA):


K12 Job Spot:

RESNA Job Board:

Teacher Job Center (


Funding Assistive Technology…

ABLEDATA Informed Consumer’s Guide to Funding Assistive Technology;

Foundation Center:

Funding resources: is your source to find and apply for federal grants.

Non-Profit Guides: Grant writing tools for non-profit organizations;

RESNA: Alternative Financing Technical Assistance Project (AFTAP): Many states have low interest loan programs for financing the purchase of assistive technology devices.

AT Lending Libraries & AT Device Reutilization Programs…

Get AT Stuff: AT Exchange in New England;

The New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center at Oak Hill, Hartford, CT: The NEAT Lending Library: ;

The NEAT Equipment Restoration Center;

Naugatuck Valley Community College:

Pass-it-on-Center: A list of AT reutilization programs listed by state;

Refurbished Equipment Marketplace (REM), of Concord NH:

RESNA: Most states have some form of AT lending library. Check out your state AT Project listed on the RESNA website.

Professional Organizations, listserves & blogs…

American Occupational Therapy Association:

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA):

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA): 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) :
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.

AT Training & Certification Programs…

Assistive Technology Center:

Center for Implementing Technology in Education:

Closing the Gap:

CSU: Professional Development for Accessible Technology: ;

Hampshire Educational Collaborative: Collaborative Center for Assistive Technology & Training (CCATT);

New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center at Oak Hill:

University of Buffalo: Assistive Technology Training Online;

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.

American Foundation for the Blind:

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

AT508: Solutions to section 508 compliance:

Connecticut Tech Act Project: providing services to individuals with disabilities in Connecticut.

Closing The Gap: provides a publication on technology for individuals with disabilities.

LD Online: lots of information on assistive technology for students with learning disabilities.

New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center at Oak Hill: An AT training and demonstration center located in Hartford, CT:

The Paciello Group: Website accessibility:

Special Education Technology Practice (SETP):

Tech-NJ, The College of New Jersey: newsletter (free) written by students and faculty at The College of New Jersey, Dr. Amy Dell, Editor;

University of Buffalo:

Links to Lots of Links!…

disABILITY Resources & Information:

Fritschi’s Assistive Technology Links: