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Georgia Project for Assistive Technology - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Georgia Project for Assistive Technology
1870 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE
Atlanta, GA 30334
(404) 656-6318 (Local)
(404) 651-6457 (Fax)
gpat@doe.k12.ga.us
http://www.gpat.org

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:00 PM.
Geographic area served: Georgia.
Publications: Assistive Technology News (3 times per year).

Staff

Gina Gelinas, Program Manager, ggelinas@doe.k12.ga.us

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Assessment
    • Supports local school systems in their efforts to provide assistive technology devices and services to students with disabilities.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Provides distance support to local assistive technology teams and specialists in implementing assistive technology intervention plans for students with disabilities.
  • Education Services
    • Provides support for the use of assistive technologies in the education of persons age 3-21 with visual impairment in Georgia.
  • Preschool Programs
    • Offers technical assistance to students ages 3-5.
  • Support for Parents
    • Provides information for parents about assistive technology devices and services.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides support in developing assistive technology programs. Provides technical assistance to service providers working with students with visual impairments.
  • Professional Training
    • Offers professional development workshops on assistive technology topics.
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