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Michael E. Marotta, RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP)

Profile

RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional with over 25 years of experience in the Assistive Technology field.

Experience

Independent Assistive Technology Consultant / Owner

Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC (October 2014 – Present)

  • Work, individually and as part of a team, to provide an array of Assistive Technology solutions to individuals with disabilities and their families; public school districts; and centers serving people with disabilities.
  • Conduct Assistive Technology assessments and recommend appropriate Assistive Technology solutions for people with disabilities in the workplace.
  • Design, develop, and deliver engaging implementation-driven  Assistive Technology presentations and workshops for educational, vocational, and consumer groups.

Adjunct Professor, ATHS 694  (Current and Emerging Topics in Assistive Technology)

California State University, Northridge (September 2012 – Present) 

  • Design, develop and deliver course materials, in accordance with university rules and regulations.
  • Provide students with an interactive on-line, application driven overview of assistive technology trends that will impact all individuals with disabilities.

Private Consultant – Trainer

Don Johnston Incorporated (November 2009 – Present)

Learning Ally (November 2013 – Present)

AbleNet, Inc. (May 2014 – Present)

  • Design, Develop and deliver course materials to school districts that highlight company products.
  • Act as liaison between company and customer by providing specialized training on uses of software tools.

Adjunct Professor, SPED410 (Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology)

Felician College (September 2008 – Present) 

  • Design, develop and deliver course materials, in accordance with university rules and regulations.
  • Provide students with an interactive, application driven overview of assistive technology tools beneficial to all learners within the K – 12 educational environment.

Assistant Director for Fee-for-Service, Outreach and Training

Advancing Opportunities, Inc. [formerly Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey (June 2006 – October 2014)] 

  • Design, develop and deliver training programs to meet the needs of consumers and professionals.
  • Develop new partnerships, and cultivate existing partnerships, to provide Assistive Technology assessments and training for individuals with disabilities, in all settings (vocational, educational, community living)
  • Participate in a variety of committees and workgroups to realize the vision of the agency.
  • Coordinate all activities with State of New Jersey Department of Labor contract, including design and delivery of training program for all DVR counselors (AT Consideration for Job Accommodations)
  • Write contracts, grants and proposals to develop funding opportunities for growth.
  •  Oversee the training needs of department staff to ensure appropriate training to meet the diverse needs of our consumers.

 Rehabilitation Technologist

 Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey (March 2003 – June 2006) 

  • Worked, individually and as part of a team, to provide an array of Assistive Technology solutions to individuals with disabilities and their families; public school districts; and centers serving people with disabilities.
  • Conducted Assistive Technology assessments and recommend appropriate Assistive Technology solutions for people with disabilities in the workplace.
  • Designed, developed, and delivered Assistive Technology presentations and workshops for educational, vocational, and consumer groups.

Trainer

Center on Disabilities, California State University, Northridge (July 1998 – March 2003)

  • Design, develop and conduct Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP) 100-hour certificate courses throughout the country and abroad.
  • Supervise and coordinate ATACP trainers and consultants.
  • Coordinate accessibility of all aspects of ATACP trainings (course materials, on line curriculum, training sites) for participants with disabilities.
  • Provide final approval of ATACP written projects in order for participants to earn certificate from College of Extended Learning, California State University, Northridge.
  • Develop Assistive Technology training curriculum using a variety of methodologies and delivery media, including live presentation, group process facilitation and computer based on-line training.
  • Develop training curriculum (both live presentation and computer based on-line training) for multi-day specialized Assistive Technology training programs.

Rehabilitation Technology Manager

Cerebral Palsy of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Inc. (now LADACIN Network) (February 1995 – July 1998)

  • Supervised technical staff in two program locations.
  • Designed / conducted trainings on Assistive Technology for agency staff, individuals with disabilities and their families, schools, and businesses.
  • Coordinated assessments with agency therapists and Assistive Technology Suppliers to acquire new Assistive Technology devices or repair existing devices, using a consumer driven model.
  • Provided Assistive Technology recommendations in the areas of job accommodations, computer access, seating and positioning, wheeled mobility, activities of daily living aids, environmental control units, and home accessibility.

Rehabilitation Technologist

United Cerebral Palsy Associations of New Jersey, Inc.  (January 1992 – February 1995)

  • Provided Assistive Technology services to consumers in central New Jersey at their homes, workplaces, or schools; including evaluations and fabrication of custom equipment.
  • Coordinated and implemented trainings on Assistive Technology for individuals with disabilities, state agencies, schools, and businesses throughout the state of New Jersey.

Rehabilitation Technology Specialist

United Cerebral Palsy of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Inc.  (November 1989-January 1992)

  •   Modified and adapted Assistive Technology devices for consumers.
  • Fabricated custom equipment to meet consumer’s needs when commercial products were unavailable.

Education

Surviving Disruptive Technologies [Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)]  

  • University of Maryland, Robert H Smith School of Business, May 2013

Certificate in Assistive Technology Applications (ATACP)

  • California State University, Northridge (CSUN) – College of Extended Learning, October 2003

 Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) Credential

  • RESNA (The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America),   September 1998

Associate in Applied Science, Electronics Engineering Technology

  • Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ, May 1989

Professional Affiliations

New Jersey Coalition for the Advancement of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology (NJCART)

  • Currently Immediate Past President; Member since 1989

Strand Manager, Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference (ATIA)

  • 2007 – Present; Responsibilities include reviewing session proposal abstracts and approving conference proceedings for “Vocational Rehabilitation” strand

National Assistive Technology in Education (NATE) Association

  • Member since 2007

 New Jersey Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) Advisory Committee

  • Member since 2006

 New Jersey Association for Education Technology (NJAET)

  • Member since 2006

 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

  • Member since 2013

 Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)

  • Member since 1990

Edcamp Foundation USA (Edcamp)

  • Member of the Online Presence Group since 2013

 

Publications

“Tool Time: Aids for daily living provide people with disabilities and the elderly with the necessary tools for independence. “ Rehab Management, volume 14 number 5, June/July 2001

“Size Does Matter: Computer Ergonomics for Children.” Inclusion Times, volume 11, number 2, November/December 2003

“Mobile Devices for Struggling Students (chapter).” Tablets in K-12 Education: Integrated Experiences and Implications. IGI Global, anticipated publication 2014.

“Chromebooks in the Classroom” Laminated Quick Guide. National Professional Resources, Inc. 2015

Available upon request

  • References
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