National Resources

ABLEDATA provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources.

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.  AOTA has developed many training tools for OTs working in Assistive Technology.

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.

Center for Implementing Technology in Education
Bring educational technology into your classroom, school, district, and state. CITEd's collaborative tools and resources are customized to meet needs, goals, and individual roles for teachers, administrators, technology coordinators, and professional development coordinators.

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CDC)
Self advocacy, legal updates, resources & links.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.

Closing the Gap
AT information, conference, equipment resource directory and links resource.

California State University, Northridge (CSUN) - Center on Disabilities
The Center on Disabilities at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) hosts the largest technology and persons with disabilities annual national conference. Conference papers, exhibitors and other resources are available on their website.

Do-It Program
Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT), The University of Washington.

Georgia Project for Assistive Technology
The Georgia Project for Assistive Technology (GPAT), a unit of the Georgia Department of Education, supports local school systems in their efforts to provide assistive technology devices and services to students with disabilities. Funded since 1991, GPAT has focused on building local assistive technology resources by providing quality professional learning and technical support services.

LD Online
LD is the world's leading web site on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 220,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month.

LD Resources
This site was designed and most of its information collected and edited by Richard Wanderman, a well known educational consultant, presenter, and successful LD adult who lives in Warren, Connecticut.

National Assistive Technology Research Institute, University of Kentucky.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSEP)
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.

Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology The QIAT Community is a nationwide grassroots group that includes hundreds of individuals who provide input into the ongoing process of identifying, disseminating, and implementing a set of widely-applicable Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services in school settings.

Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America

State Leaders in Assistive Technology in Education (SLATE)
State Leaders of Assistive Technology in Education is a community of practice established in 2005. The purpose of SLATE is to develop, support and maintain collaborative work among assistive technology leaders designated by state departments of education in a way that increases awareness, understanding and use of assistive technology and universal design for learning as a tool for educational participation and achievement.

Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (WATI)
WATI currently is a volunteer network of assistive (AT) consultants from across the state who work to provide AT training and support within Wisconsin educational settings.
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