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What is ATAP?

The Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP) is a national, member-based non-profit organization, comprised of state Assistive Technology Act Programs funded under the Assistive Technology Act (AT Act). ATAP facilitates the coordination of state AT Programs nationally and provides technical assistance and support to its members. Established in 1997, the organization strives to enhance the effectiveness of AT Programs on the national, state, and local level. ATAP promotes the national network of AT Programs, represents the needs and interests of the programs, and serves as the national representative of state AT programs.

Wheelchair rear-wheel closeup of rim, spokes, and hubMission and Purpose

To maintain and enhance a strong, effective, and efficient national network of Statewide Assistive Technology Programs, which enables individuals with disabilities, service providers and others to learn about, access, and acquire assistive technology (AT) needed for education, employment, and community living. ATAP accomplishes its mission by

  • Enhancing the effectiveness of AT Programs on the national, state, and local level
  • Providing a forum for member states and territories to study, deliberate, and act upon matters affecting the national network of Statewide AT Programs.
  • Providing resources for the formulation and expression of the collective points of view of Statewide AT Programs on critical issues that impact access to and acquisition of AT.
  • Serving as an advisory body to the Administration on Community Living, other federal agencies, organizations, and entities, on issues affecting access to and acquisition of AT.
  • Providing a means of communication and joint action with other organizations promoting access to and acquisition of assistive technology.
  • Supporting and participating in research and demonstration projects that increase access to and acquisition of assistive technology.
  • Advocating for the enhancement of the national network of Statewide Assistive Technology Programs, the reauthorization of the Assistive Technology Act and increasing federal appropriations for the Assistive Technology Act.

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Board of Directors, Organizational Chart

“ATAP’s priority is the reauthorization of the Assistive Technology (AT) Act.

ATAP understands the importance of an organized, unified effort in the legislative process. The law that undergirds AT program activities—the law that protects, secures, and boosts the federal investment that is essential to carry out this work—is advocated for and monitored entirely by ATAP with the direct support of state and territory AT programs.”

Audrey Busch-Treussard
ATAP Executive Director

  • Board of Directors
  • Chair
    Jeannie Krull, ND.
    • Executive Director
      Audrey Busch-Treussard
      • Membership and Operations ATAP
        Jamie Anderson
      • PI and Grant Administration Lead AT3
        Dave Scherer

Board of Directors

Jeannie Krull, Vice Chair, North Dakota

Jeannie Krull

Chair

North Dakota

Rick Anderson, Arkansas

Rick Anderson

Vice Chair

Arkansas

Laurie Brooks, Treasurer, Oregon

Laurie Brooks

Treasurer

Oregon

Maureen Melonis, Secretary, Colorado

Maureen Melonis

Secretary

Colorado

Ryan Rausch

Ryan Rausch

Wyoming

Mystie Rail, Alaska

Mystie Rail

Alaska

Tammy Koger, Chair, North Carolina

Tammy Koger

Past Chair – Ex Officio

North Carolina

Partners

ACL Administration for Community Living
CATADA Center for Assistive Technology Act Data Assistance
AT3 Center