The Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP) offers practical tools and techniques of assistive technology accommodations and applications in meeting the needs of individuals with various disabilities in many settings. In addition, ATACP addresses the tools and techniques behind the assistive technology which enhances the effectiveness in the area of AT applications.
Who Should Attend?
- Individuals with Disabilities and/or their Family Members
- Educators, including Special Education and Administrators
- Public and Private Rehabilitation Personnel
- Employers, Human Resource Specialists and Accommodation Specialists
- ADA and Section 508 Administrators for Universities/Colleges
- Assistive and Information Technology Specialists
- Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Speech/Language Pathologist
What Should you Expect to Learn?
The ATACP provides a practical approach to the applications of Assistive Technology in meeting the needs of individuals with various disabilities in many settings. Participants will learn:
- a wide range of applications for AT in the home, school, workplace, and community environments
- how to address individual needs through a collaborative team approach and through a national assessment framework
- about existing and new AT for people with disabilities including, but not limited to, augmentative and alternative communication, environmental controls, seating and positioning, mobility devices, ergonomics, computer access technology, and technology for people with learning, physical, cognitive, and /or sensory disabilities
- about resources available to support AT devices and services
ATACP meets the 100 hour requirement for a certificate in Assistive Technology Applications with 10 CEUs from California State University, Northridge's Tseng College and the Center on Disabilities.
How is ATACP Delivered?
ATACP is offered three times per year, in the fall, spring and summer. The fall and summer sessions are offered entirely online. While the spring session is also conducted online, it also includes a 2-day in-person meeting held in conjunction with the International Conference on Assistive Technology and Persons with Disabilities in San Diego.
Participants of the Spring session are required to attend the in-person portion in order to earn the certificate.