Center for Assistive Technology and Training


Center for Assistive Technology and Training

CCATT is a Leader in the Field of Assistive Technology

Assistive technology (AT) is any device or service that makes life easier and improves the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Nationally known as a leader in the field of assistive technology since 1995, the CCATT center assists individuals, families, and professionals in the selection, acquisition, and use of assistive technology. The center is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of teachers and therapists with extensive classroom experience and proven expertise in computer access, alternative and augmentative communication (AAC), and adapted curriculum solutions. This dedicated and enthusiastic staff has shared best practices and knowledge with many workshop audiences, and have been regular presenters at the annual Closing the Gap conference, which brings together recognized leaders in the field of AT from throughout the country.

A comprehensive range of services and resources includes assessments, consultation, and professional development to help schools address universal access concerns and maximize participation and inclusion for all learners.

Services include:

  • Technology Assessments give students ages PreK-22 the opportunity to evaluate different devices, software and hardware. These are conducted by a multidisciplinary team of specialists.
  • Professional Development and training can be arranged at your site or ours to meet specialized district or staff needs. The CCCATT team offers workshops using both Windows and Macintosh platforms to introduce educators, professionals, and parents to the latest in adaptive technology and augmentative communication; and guide educators in creating universally designed classrooms and in learning to conduct AT assessments. CCATT is an Assistive Technology Training Provider for the Massachusetts Department of Education.
  • Technical Assistance helps schools and districts to address funding, selecting, customizing, implementing and sustaining the use of assistive technology to help schools maximize participation and inclusion for all learners, and meet IEP and curriculum goals through technology implementation.
  • The Patty-Walsh Cassidy Lending Library, established in 2012, provides access to assistive technology equipment and applications loans to evaluate devices, software and hardware.

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For more information, contact: 
413.586.4900 x5276
HEC Academy, 228 Pleasant Street, Northampton MA 01060