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Our mission is to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve their highest potential through the use of assistive technology, by providing exemplary clinical services, consultation, education, research and innovative technology development.
The following video briefly describes Assistive Technology Partner's mission, how ATP helps people who need assistance, and what endeavors ATP is involved in.
Assistive Technology Partners was established in 1989 under a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Today, Assistive Technology Partners is part of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, University of Colorado, and encompasses programs in four major areas:
Assistive Technology Partners provides a unique integration of capabilities and services for persons with disabilities and associated professional affiliations. Since its founding, Assistive Technology Partners has provided assistive technology information and services to well over 1 million people around the world. Assistive Technology Partners has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research, the National Institutes of Health, the Colorado Department of Education, and other major funding sources through grant awards exceeding $15 million over the last ten years.
At the core of this service provision is the belief that our clients are valued partners throughout the process, whether they are consumers, family members, caregivers, education professionals, rehabilitation counselors, or health professionals. By establishing a dynamic and interactive relationship with our constituency, we deliver comprehensive services across all environments.
In order to provide services to people throughout the entire state of Colorado, Assistive Technology Partners has one main office and two satellite offices. These are our main office in Denver, the Southeastern Technical Assistance Center (SETAC) in Colorado Springs and the Western Slope Technical Assistance Center(WesTAC) in Grand Junction.