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Attention: Makers!

IATP is excited to announce a newly funded program: 

The Illinois Creative Assistive Technology (ICAT) Project

The project will work to build a statewide maker network for the fabrication of assistive technologies.

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Welcome to IATP

We provide expertise in assistive technology and accessible information technology to:

  • All Illinois residents of all ages with disabilities and/or health conditions including family members, friends, and caregivers

  • Professional service providers in aging, community living, early childhood, education, employment, health care, veteran’s services, and other social services

  • Community, Social, and Youth Organizations

  • Large and small businesses

  • State Agencies and local governments

Please explore our website to learn more about what we do and how we can help with your assistive technology related questions and needs. Use the quick links below for quick navigation to some of our most popular services.

Highlights

Life’s a Journey: Hardships to Blessings

There are certain people in the world with a natural gift to lift others. The power of this ability cannot be overstated. Colten Skinner is a man with such a gift. Colten exudes positivity and hope with virtually every word and action in his life. Staff members at IATP had the opportunity to meet and work with Colten. Originally, we worked with Colten to ensure he had the necessary devices and programs to complete school and obtain a job. Colten was able to develop the skills necessary to use speech recognition efficiently and use an adapted mouse and keyboard. These tools allow Colten to write independently and access the internet and various programs on his PC. A height adjustable table provides him with the ability to place his work space at an ideal level. While completing his degree and working from home Colten began to work on his auto-biography. He mentioned it on several occasions over the years and updated us on his progress. After years of hard work, Colten was able to complete his book and have it published in 2020. Life’s A Journey: Hardships to Blessings is the amazing story of Colten’s life and the challenges he overcame. Colten’s incredible drive and determination to write this book all while accomplishing so many other tasks is beyond comprehension. As his book illustrates, Colten is involved with many committees and charities dedicated to helping children with cancer and providing opportunities for people with disabilities. Colten is never one to rest on his laurels as he is already hard at work on his next book. 

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News

Illinois CARE Connections

September 16th, 2021|

Illinois CARE Connections (ICC) was a collaborative program with the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) and Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) that provided technology devices for socially isolated seniors and persons with disabilities in Illinois.

Changes Due to COVID-19

September 15th, 2021|

The office is OPEN. Face Masks are required. In order for IATP to best serve you, appointments are highly recommended. IATP is following the Governor's Executive Orders related to COVID-19  currently in effect and adheres to

Visit IATP at the State Fair

August 15th, 2021|

IATP is exhibiting at the 2021 Illinois State Fair on August 15th for Veteran's Day and August 16th for Senior Day. You can find us in the air-conditioned Illinois Building. Stop by to see a