Assistive Technology ADVANCE - July 2020



Assitive Technology Advance: A Newsletter of the ATP Education Program


July 2020  
AT Cadre, ATP Education Program, Are you ready for this?  Applications due September 10th
Join the First Ever AT Cadre!
The ATP/Education Program is excited to accept applications for the first-ever AT Cadre. The AT Cadre is an opportunity for individuals from around Nebraska to receive individualized coaching and support to develop their knowledge and skills related to providing quality assistive technology (AT) services to children and students with disabilities.
Regional Advisory Groups - Apply Today!
Want to have input on ATP Education programs and services within your region?  Volunteer to serve on a Regional Advisory Group!   
Statewide Education Loan Pool Advisory Group - Apply Today!
Here is a great opportunity to have a voice to determine what items should be in the Statewide Education Loan Pool for schools to borrow.  Come volunteer!
Check Out Our Upcoming Events 


  • 7/13/2020 - Supporting Reading: Considering Technology and AEM within an MTSS Framework,  Brian Wojcik - VIEW NOW
  • 8/5/2020, 3:45 PM CST/2:45 PM MST - Maximize Your Chromebooks to Reach All Leaners, Mike Marotta - REGISTER NOW
  • 8/26/2020, 4:45 PM CST/3:45 PM MST - Immersive Reader: Tips Every Educator Needs to Know to Support Reading, Karen Janowski - REGISTER NOW


Solutions from the Statewide Education Loan Pool
The Statewide Education Loan Pool is hosted on The main purpose of the loan pool is to allow members of IFSP and IEP teams to try different pieces of assistive technology (AT) with children/students to see if the AT meets the needs of the children/students. AT Loans from the loan pool are free of charge and will be shipped to and from the borrower. Loan periods are for 60 calendar days.
Hitch Switch Interface 2.0
Hitch 2.0
Hitch 2.0 is an interface that allows a user to control a computer with multiple switches. It plugs into the computer’s USB port and has inputs for up to five switches. It also has a 9-pin D plug connection for joysticks. Compatible with Windows, MacOS, Chrome, and Android devices with a USB connection. Requires switch accessible software.
Talkable 6
Talkable 6
The Talkable 6 is mounted atop a Lazy Susan that makes it easy to reach all six message buttons with the spin of the base. This communicator has six levels, six seconds per messages for a total recording time of 225 seconds.
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