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
- 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
- how to address individual needs through a collaborative team approach and through a national assessment framework
- about resources available to support AT devices and services
- how to address leadership challenges regarding AT implementation and application
- from each other through a rich ATACP network by raising questions, suggesting solutions and providing resources to assist ATACP peers and those they serve.
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. The course work is delivered by completing a portion online and participating in the in-person training. The on-line instruction and project will need to be completed within 90 days after the last day of the live training.