April 6, 2022 is National #ATAwarenessDay
On April 6, the U.S. Senate will pass a resolution to shed important light and celebrate National Assistive Technology (AT) Awareness Day. The day honors people with disabilities who require AT to access their education, workplace, community and recreational activities. The day also recognizes the innovation of researchers and the complete dedication of AT specialists and program providers who operate AT programs across the US and Territories so that millions of individuals can acquire low-cost and often no-cost AT. View our commemorative video, learn more about AT programs, https://ataporg.org/ and celebrate AT! #ATAwarenessDay https://ataporg.org/national-at-awareness-day/
ATAC is proud to be the federally funded AT Act Project for NJ. Our staff provides an array of services to assist NJ residents with disabilities and help identify tools and supports to promote success. Share your AT story on 4/6 by using the social media hashtag #ATAwarenessDay The AT3 Center produced this amazing video on the power of Assistive Technology
ATAC Director, Mike Marotta, co-authors article about AT Communities of Practice and COVID-19
The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) recently released the latest Assistive Technology and Outcomes Journal featuring an article co-authored by ATAC Director Mike Marotta.
Volume 16 issue 1 focused on Assistive Technology Services During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic. The article, A Journey to Build a Community of Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic, was co-authored with Beth Poss and Sarah Gregory.
ATAC Partner Goodwill Home Medical Equipment Recognized as one of New Jersey’s Recycling Leaders
Goodwill Home Medical Equipment was one of nine businesses, organizations and individuals recognized by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection as a state leader in recycling.
GHME was recognized as a leader in Source Reduction/Resource Management/Sustainability
Read the NJDEP Press Release to learn more about GHME
Aging Insights Episode #118 – Assistive Technology in NJ
Mike Marotta, Director states “Assistive Technology in NJ – so much more than you imagined.” Watch and learn as Marotta explains that ATAC offers – for free – an assortment of resources and services to help NJ’s older (and other) residents become more independent and live and age well. This includes support with low- and high-tech tools, device demonstrations and loans, and much more.
WATCH AT Town Hall: COVID-19 & AT in Education: How Do We Adapt?
ATAC has developed a virtual AT Community of Practice to facilitate information sharing and strategies during this time of uncertainty. Check out the upcoming events on the AT Community of Practice page
ATAC Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
CDC Coronavirus Information Page
New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub