Michelle is an occupational therapist with over 25 years of experience in the area of assistive technology. She is the former Clinical Director of The Assistive Technology Clinics of The Children’s Hospital of Denver and is now in private practice at Access to Independence, Inc.
Michelle’s work in assistive technology covers a broad range of roles and services. She evaluates and treats children and adults with a variety of diagnoses as well as provides consultation and education in the areas of wheelchair seating and mobility, accessibility, assistive technology access, mounting, interfacing and electronic aids to daily living.
Michelle is a well-respected lecturer, both nationally and internationally, and has presented over 400 workshops, courses, webinars and recorded content. She is a member of the teaching faculty of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA), and develops educational content for Numotion, the National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS) and MedGroup.
Michelle is the editor of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology, 4th edition (RESNA Press), and Clinical Editor of NRRTS Directions magazine. She is also former editor of the Technology Special Interest Section (TSIS) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). She has authored 4 book chapters and nearly 200 articles. In addition, she is a reviewer for Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology Journal and the Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (JRRD). She also serves as a member of the RESNA Assistive Technology Journal Editorial Board, and the OccupationalTherapy.com advisory board.
A long-time RESNA member, Michelle is a past RESNA Secretary, Member at Large, member of the Board of Directors, Education Chair and the Wheelchair Seating and Mobility Special Interest Group Vice Chair. She participates on the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Wheeled Mobility Advisory Board, and is a member of the Clinician Task Force as well as a Friend of NRRTS. Michelle is a RESNA-certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) and Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS), and a Senior Disability Analyst of the American Board of Disability Analysts (ABDA).