Hello! Welcome to the Assistive Technology (AT) Journey! Mike and I will be your travel guides. Mike Marotta is a nationally recognized Assistive Technology Professional who’s been in the field of AT for almost 30 years. I am the AT/AAC Specialist for Alt+Shift. In addition to overseeing the AT Journey, I assist with PODD implementation sites.
We’ve found that many schools rely on the expert model (one person or team) to have all of the information regarding AT consideration, tool selection, and implementation. What would happen if the expert left tomorrow? What if your team had a process? This journey is designed for school teams to examine their current practices and begin to develop a successful, team-based model to effectively deliver AT services to their students, understand and navigate the intersection of AT, Ed Tech, IT (information technology) and UDL (universal design for learning), and promote a learning, sharing, and capacity-building community.
You’ll be able to go at your own pace. Each step will contain videos, resources, and helpful hints to help your team move toward a collaborative AT process.
We are both so excited for this adventure and can’t wait to hear about your travels!