Julia Beems, MA, is a Senior Instructor and the Assistive Technology Program Outreach Coordinator, and Emergency Preparedness Program Coordinator with Assistive Technology Partners in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus. She also holds a secondary appointments in the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pediatrics. Ms. Beems was trained as a horticultural therapist and rehabilitation counselor/vocational evaluator. She has worked in the field of assistive technology for over 30 years providing assessments, technical assistance and training to individuals with disabilities, their family members and the professionals who serve them. Ms. Beems current responsibilities include providing outreach services across Colorado to individuals with disabilities and their family members; professionals from educational, employment, healthcare and emergency response agencies who work with them; policy makers and legislators; and the general public. her areas of expertise include low-tech, low-cost assistive technology solutions, emergency preparedness and modifications for the rural and agricultural communities. Ms. Beems represents ATP as a member of the Colorado Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities, the North Central Region Functional Needs Steering Committee, and the state Community Preparedness Advisory Council. She has been recognized by the American Horticultural Therapy Association for Humanitarian Service and by AARP as an Outstanding Community Partner.
What I love about my job...
"I really enjoy helping individuals know what types of devices are available to them for use at home, school, work and play; demonstrating how the devices work; providing pros and cons; letting them try the devices before they buy; letting them know where to go shopping; and how to get them paid for."
Contact Julia Beems:
Assistive Technology Partners
Attn: Julia Beems
UCD Auraria Campus, Admin Building
1201 5th Street, Suite 240 P.O. Box 173364-Admin
Denver, CO 80204