2019 TAAT Conference

 
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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!

NEW THIS YEAR!

POSTER SESSIONS: educational posters will be on display with brief presentations offered to explain content, offer resources, share information and spark ideas.

TECH DEMONSTRATION STATIONS: stations will allow participants to try out innovative technologies that can be used to improve accessibility for our students.

 MAKE-N-TAKE STATIONS:  Everybody can be an 'AT Maker' today. Creativity rules when AT items are too costly or just aren't readily available.  Visit our make-n-take stations for hands-on fabrication of simple tools that can be created for just pennies and used in the classroom to support student needs.

SMALL GROUP LEARNING LABS: Vendors and select speakers have scheduled small-group sessions in the lab throughout the day for meetings and to offer more intimate instruction. Please see the Learning Lab schedule for details. 

EXHIBITORS: It's not about sales here! We have assembled a terrific group of professionals who represent a wide array of programs, products, and services related to the provision of AT in the academic setting. Please visit the Exhibit Hall to learn how to use a specific tool or just explore what's new on the market. You never know...they just might have what you need for your students.

Pricing

Full conference: $179

Thursday only: $119

Student rate: $69*
*MUST be a full-time student. Please email jreese@taat.org from your school email account to receive the student rate registration code.

Group discount: Buy 3, Get one FREE
**MUST register at the same time.


2019 TAAT Conference Agenda with Session Descriptions

The 2019 Tennessee Association for Assistive Technology Conference Agenda with Session Descriptions is now available for download and printing:

2019 TAAT Conference Block Schedule

The 2019 Tennessee Association for Assistive Technology Conference Block Schedule is now available for download and printing:


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.”


Hotel Reservations

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.


Flyer

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.