2019 TAAT Conference
WE WANT YOU ON OUR TEAM…
The Tennessee Association for Assistive Technology will be returning to the beautiful Cool Springs Marriott in Franklin, Tennessee on December 5-6, 2019 for our 14th annual conference. This year, we're focusing on TEAMWORK! Assistive Technology takes a team to be successful. Whether you're an AT user, parent, teacher, special education teacher, OT, PT, SLP, BCBA, psychologist, vision or hearing specialist, school administrator, paraprofessional, or an AT specialist, you are needed at the table. Assistive technology is a TEAM sport!
What 2018 conference attendees are saying:
“I found the conference to be very informative and professionally done. It was well worth my time and money.”
“I thoroughly enjoy the TAAT conference every year! I think it's great that you all offer this because most trainings that are offered do not apply to students with the most severe disabilities. Plus I love the door prizes at the end lol.”
“Thank you for your hard work! The conference is extremely organized and a joy to attend.”
Call for Session Proposals is Now Open
Do you have AT skills, knowledge, ideas, or resources that you can share with others? Share your successes and submit your proposal today to be part of TAAT 2019! Deadline for submissions has been extended until October 15, 2019.
The special TAAT rate of $164.00 per night for the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Hotel is available until November 13, 2019, but only for a limited number of rooms. You MUST use the link below to get the special TAAT rate.
Downloadable flyer describing the 2019 TAAT Conference is available below:
What is Assistive Technology (AT)?
“Assistive technology refers to a wide range of tools, products, sofware, and apps that help children with disabilities do something they otherwise couldn’t do. In more formal terms, assistive technology is defned by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as, “any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially of the shelf, modifed, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a child with a disability.” Assistive technology can help with nearly any skill, and can be easy to use. AT ranges in complexity from simple, low-tech solutions — a crayon with a large foam grip that helps a child to color independently — to high-tech communication devices that can verbalize the thoughts of someone who needs help to speak”. — Pacer Center
What is TAAT?
The Tennessee Association for Assistive Technology (TAAT) is the professional association of assistive technology providers in Tennessee. TAAT was specifically designed to provide a range of professional development and support services to school system staff, students, and their families. TAAT holds an annual conference to provide the latest innovations and comprehensive information from the experts in the field. CEUs are available for attendees.
Join TAAT today!
Membership is open to anyone wishing to learn more about the exciting field of Assistive Technology, including occupational therapists (OT), physical therapists (PT), speech and language pathologists (SLP), behavior analysts (BCBA), special and regular education teachers, as well as individuals with disabilities and their families. Complete the enrollment form today to receive additional information and notices regarding educational opportunities in your area as well as the annual state conference. Membership is free. Contact information is used to provide email updates and news related to the field only. *Our privacy policies prohibit the sharing of any contact information provided.