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Volunteer and Leadership Opportunities

Therese Wilkomm What I love best is the diversity of the members; with diversity, comes a collection of innovation and ideas that help me in my practice. ---Therese Willkomm, PhD, ATP and RESNA Member

RESNA is a member-driven organization.While we have a small and dedicated office staff, we would not exist without the volunteer efforts of our members, who initiate and help implement a wide variety of projects and chart our future. Although RESNA is formally led by an elected Board of Directors, the real “leadership” comes from the ground up—practitioners, researchers, policy advocates, and others who offer their opinions and contribute their time and efforts to improving their organization and the field of assistive technology and rehabilitation engineering.

Volunteer and develop leadership skills

There are many opportunities to develop leadership skills by participating on RESNA Committees, including the Special Interest Groups and the Professional Specialty Groups. You must be a member to participate in the SIGs and the PSGs, except for the 24-7 PCM and International SIGs, which are open groups. Volunteers, including members and non-members, may serve on review panels for the RESNA Annual Conference, the Assistive Technology Journal, and RESNA position papers. Volunteers are also elected to the RESNA Board of Directors. Contact the chair of the committee that you're interested in, or e-mail us at

The Annual RESNA Conference

The RESNA conference call for participation is open to everyone in the assisitve technology community. Submit workshop or instructional course proposals and scientific papers, join the Meetings Committee and help organize the conference, exhibit, or showcase a new product or technology in the Developer's Forum. For more information, e-mail us at

The Assistive Technology Journal

RESNA's prestigous research journal is regularly published quarterly, with special issues throughout the year. Anyone may submit a paper. Letters to the editor and book reviews are also welcome. In addition, volunteer positions are available on the editorial board. For more information, e-mail us at


This discussion group enables RESNA members to share their knowledge and expertise with a larger audience, ask questions, and contact experts directly. Non-members are welcome. Join the discussion via RESNA Connect!


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