Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
This blog posting is an opportunity for me to inform RESNA members about a few of the activities your organization is involved in. First and foremost is our annual conference
which will be June 10-14 in Denver, CO. In addition to our usual high-quality mix of preconference courses
, scientific paper presentations, and exhibitors
, I am personally excited about the emerging “Maker” theme, including content on 3D printing
, microcontrollers for AT solutions
, and Pete Stephens delivering a plenary talk focusing on the micro-manufacturing movement. Not a gearhead? There will still be plenty of content covering many interest areas. Registration is now open! Follow this link
for more details.
People wanting to work in the field of rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology get their academic training in a variety of ways. While a number of college and university programs are providing courses, concentrations, and degrees in RE and AT, there is no standard for the content and quality of the training. In order to promote the field and better serve consumers by ensuring that students receive consistently good professional preparation, a RESNA committee led by Mary Goldberg and Roger Smith has begun working under the auspices of the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
(CAAHEP) to develop an accreditation program for institutions offering an AT-related curriculum. Anyone interested in working to develop guidelines for curriculum and service delivery competencies should contact Mary at email@example.com
In short, RESNA’s member volunteers, supported by a hard-working staff, continue our efforts to provide educational and networking opportunities, promote the quality of RE/AT professionals, and join with others in policy and advocacy initiatives. Want to lend a hand? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or submit a comment.
Thanks for your attention,
Ray Grott, MA, ATP, RET