Maureen Melonis, MNS, CCC-SLP/L, is Director of Assistive Technology Partners. She is also a Senior Research Instructor and Assistive Technology Specialist in the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Bioengineering and Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus. Ms. Melonis serves as an assistive technology consultant to the Colorado Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services Leadership Unit and serves as Principal Investigator for early intervention and assistive technology services in the state. She earned her Master’s degree from Arizona State University as a Speech-Language Pathologist, and worked in private practice, public schools and multi-site preschool networks before joining the University in 1998. In her role at the University, Ms. Melonis has developed numerous training curriculums around assistive technology, adult learning strategies and curriculum development. Her technology development and application research has focused on language development and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) as well as early childhood. Ms. Melonis has presented at state, national and international conferences on assistive technology and has published numerous resources in the field.
Ms. Melonis has been honored with awards from the United Cerebral Palsy Association and the Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children. In 2004, she was awarded the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton award for adults who have given distinguished service in working with young people through the Boy Scouts of America.
What I love about my job...
“As a faculty member and speech language pathologist at Assistive Technology Partners, I am excited about the goals we are accomplishing together to connect people with disabilities with tools called assistive technology or AT. In my role as director, I help pursue funding for our projects and I help coordinate the day-to-day operations. I work with an amazing team of researchers, clinicians, engineers, and educators who truly make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. It’s exciting to be part of this ever-changing field!”
Contact Maureen Melonis:
Assistive Technology Partners
Attn: Maureen Melonis
UCD Auraria Campus, Admin Building
1201 5th Street, Suite 240 P.O. Box 173364-Admin
Denver, CO 80204