State Leadership Activities
State Leadership Activities
Information and assistance (I&A) activities
are those in which the AT program responds to requests for information and/or
puts individuals in contact with other agencies, organizations, or companies
that can provide them with needed information on AT products, devices,
services, and/or funding sources, or providing intensive assistance to
individuals about AT products, devices, services, and/or funding sources. This information may be provided in person, over the telephone, via email, or by some other means.
are instructional events, usually
planned in advance for a specific purpose or audience, designed to increase
participants’ knowledge, skills, and competencies regarding AT. Such events can be delivered to large or small groups, in-person, or via telecommunications or other distance education mechanisms. Examples of training include classes, workshops, and presentations that have a goal of increasing skills, knowledge, and competency, as opposed to training intended only to increase general awareness of AT.
Technical Assistance (TA)
is defined as
direct problem-solving service provided by Statewide AT Program staff to assist
programs and agencies in improving their services, management, policies and/or
outcomes. TA may be provided in person,
by electronic media such as telephone, video or e-mail and by other means. The following are examples of technical
assistance: needs assessment, program
planning or development, curriculum or materials development, administrative or
management consultation, program evaluation and site reviews of external
organizations, and policy development.
Public awareness activities
are designed to reach large numbers of people, including activities such as
public service announcements, radio talk shows and news reports, newspaper
stories and columns, newsletters, brochures, public forums and social media.
NATC’s community partner is the Nevada Assistive Technology
Resource Center (NATRC). The NATRC is
based at the University of Nevada Reno’s Nevada Center for Excellence in
Disabilities (NCED). The NATRC is primary provider of State Leadership Activities statewide. Although all NATC community partners provide
information and assistance and public awareness for the services
available. NATC services are coordinated
to increase individual awareness of and access to Assistive Technology in the
State of Nevada.
It is our
intent that by contacting the NATC and community partners you will be able be
able to make more informed decisions on the AT that you need as well as the
resources and options available to you to obtain the AT.
Nevada Assistive Technology Resource Center
Program Contact: 775-682-9070
Toll Free (in Nevada only):
Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities
University of Nevada Reno
1664 N. Virginia Street, Mail Stop 285
Reno, Nevada 89557
Scott Youngs, Project Manager