The purpose of the AT3 Center is to provide training and technical assistance for all AT Act Section 4 State and Territory AT Programs to support quality implementation of state level and state leadership activities and to support a national assistive technology internet site that makes general AT information available to the public and other stakeholders.
A separate technical assistance provider, the National Disability Rights Network, is responsible for providing training and technical assistance for the AT Act Section 5 grantees as part of their overall technical assistance to Protection and Advocacy agencies.
Technical Assistance Initiatives
The AT3 Center will ensure all state level and state leadership activities are equitably addressed and will focus on integration and synergy across all authorized activities. Major initiatives of the AT3 Center include:
- Establishing a vetted and curated web portal with robust information about State AT Programs that also serves as a national public AT internet resource along with digital and social media based AT awareness activities.
- Completing a systematic review of State AT Program activities and characteristics (using a standardized taxonomy) and identifying innovative practices that can be adopted/adapted and scaled up to improve services, assisting each grantee in identifying an annual program improvement goal, and delivering training and technical assistance to support accomplishment of that goal.
- Developing and delivering quality training and technical assistance aligned with each state level activity area at a level of intensity appropriate for the individual and collective needs of State AT Programs.
- Developing and delivering quality training and technical assistance aligned with state leadership activities, including high impact state policy improvement initiatives and efforts designed to secure leveraged funding, at a level of intensity appropriate for the individual and collective needs of State AT Programs.
- Developing and delivering quality training and technical assistance to improve/expand State AT Program organization and administration including fiscal management, personnel training and deployment, resource allocation, data management, program evaluation and succession planning at a level of intensity appropriate for the individual and collective needs of State AT Programs.
The AT3 Center is a sponsored project of the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP) operated under a five year grant (2016 – 2021) from the Administration for Community Living U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Information Dissemination and Social Media
For information about AT in general, as well as the activities of the state and territory AT programs, please “like” and “follow” the AT3 Center on Facebook.
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Visit our Events page to learn more about state and national AT conferences.
Want to learn more about AT? Visit Explore AT for assistive technology resources arranged by activity. You will also find some useful resources on the AT3 Center’s Explore AT page to help you find AT devices and services. Always remember to contact your State AT Program for free assistive technology information and assistance in your state.