NCATP Events


Register now to attend a Spring 2024 AT Pop-Up event near you:

  • Try out assistive technology for recreation, active living, and leisure activities.
  • Learn about resources to participate in local recreation and senior activities.
  • Meet new people with similar interests.
  • Get active, try something new and have fun.

Learn about local resources and get hands-on experience with accessible equipment at an Adaptive Recreation and Active Living Resource Fair near you. All fairs are free and open to the public. We encourage everyone interested in staying active and accessible recreation and leisure activities to attend.

Click the “Register Now” button to reserve your spot at a fair near you. If you need a reasonable accommodation, including ASL or other spoken language interpreters, please let us know at least 14 days in advance.

March 16: JDL Fast Track, 2505 Empire Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

April 12: Smith Lake Recreation Center, Building Q, 5144 Smith Lake Rd, Fort Liberty, NC 28310

May 3: Charlotte NCATP Center, 5501 Executive Center Dr, Charlotte, NC, 28212

Register Now.

Adaptive Recreation and Active Living Resources Fairs Flyer

For questions Contact Julie at 984-301-8318 or email 


The 2023 AT Expo is fast approaching held on October 5, 2023, at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh, NC.

The Expo will feature a Vendor Hall with over 30 Vendors, Break-Out Sessions that include CEU credits, and Poster presentations. This year’s event is In-Person but will have a Virtual option for any that cannot attend in person. 

2023 AT Expo Sponsors
Department of Public Instruction
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Division of Services for the Blind
Division of Services for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
NC Statewide Independent Living Centers (SILC)
Ms Annette Lauber

2023 Expo Vendors
Amramp Accessibility
Bellman & Symfon North America Inc. 
Carolina Low Vision Inc. 
Carolina Sled Hockey, Triangle Thunder Wheelchair Basketball, Para Cliff Hangers
Cimquest Inc. 
Department of Public Instruction
Disability Rights North Carolina
Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Division of Vocational Rehab Services
Divisions of Services for the Blind
Dressen Medical Supply
Driver Rehabilitation Services
Easterseals UPC
Eight Arms to Hold You, LLC
ForsightCares Inc. 
HIMS Inc. 
Inclusive TLC
NC Department of State Treasurer
North Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association (NCSCIA)
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Quintex Low Vision 
Relay NC
Self-Help Credit Union 
Talk to me Technologies
Tobii Dynavox

AT Expo 2023 Schedule of Events October 5, 2023
9:00-9:10: Welcome - Tammy Koger, NCATP Director

9:10-9:55: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: - “A Youthful Perspective on Assistive Technology”
Kay McMillan  Youth LEAD NC  

10:05-10:50: “Unlocking Potential: – “Empowering Neurodivergent Individuals with Assistive Technology”
Jennifer Ben-Hail, MS, OTR/L

11:00-11:45: “Assistive Technology for the Blind: Daily Tools for Access” -
Calvin Thompson, B.A., CPACC, Certified Assistive Technology for the Blind Instructor

11:45-12:30: LUNCH
Please refer to the list of local restaurants provided in your packet. (Lunch on your own)

12:30-1:00: Stephen E. Sallee AT Awards of Excellence. TBD

1:00-1:45: “Telehealth Guidance and Resources for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind Patients, their healthcare providers and American Sign Language Interpreters”
Tony Davis, MSW, Accessibility Resources Program Manager, Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

1:55-2:40: “Best Practices for Implementing AT and AAC in the Classroom”
Durham Co Schools AT Team: Tonja Recktenwald-M.Ed. CCC-SLP, AT Lead, Mary Joan McClure-MS, CCC-SLP, Elizabeth Harbaugh, MS, CCC-SLP, Audrey McMillion, MS, CCC-SLP, Susan Buck, MS, OTR/L, Nancy Hoopingarner, PT

2:50-3:20: “Assistive Gaming for All: From Consoles through to PC Gaming”
Bob Sagoo, Pretorian Technologies Ltd

3:30-4:15: “Physical Handicap can lead to Mental Clarity” (Personal Testimony) 
Paul Endry, AT User

4:15-4:20: Closing Remarks
NCATP Staff: Tammy Pereboom, Sarah Gachuz

Download printable version

Thank you to all the individuals and businesses who have provided door prizes:
Easter Seals UPC
Quintex Low Vision
Talk to Me Technologies
Tobii Dynavox
Dressen Medical Supply
Attainment Company

2024 Assistive Technology Expo
October 3, 2024
McKimmon Conference and Training Center at NC State

For questions contact:

Christey Kirk – Questions regarding vendor resources 
828-608-5686   office 
984-301-8319   cell

Julie Dutchess – General Expo Questions
919-579-5109 (office)
984-301-8318 (work cell) 


The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) hosted its 3rd AT Virtual Vendor Expo on September 29, 2022 at 9 am.
The virtual platform will be Zoom powered by the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh, NC.

All are invited and encouraged to participate including individuals with disabilities, family members/caregivers, employers, local/state/national resources providing support to individuals, senior living providers, students, parents of children with special needs, older adults, VR Counselors, therapists, and educators.

For questions contact: Sonya Clark: 919-664-1244
NC AT Virtual EXPO 2022 Event Schedule and Information

NCAPT AT Expo 2022 Schedule of Events

9:00 - 9:50 Welcome Tammy Koger, NCATP Director

9:00 - 9:50 Keynote Speaker Doug Maxwell, Keynote Speaker 
“Personal Testimony: Innovation for One-Handed Living”
Mr. Maxwell will discuss methods he has developed and adapted to make one-handed living easier. He will demonstrate tips and tricks he has learned throughout the years. He is a graduate of West Virginia University as well as from Full Sail University where he studied film. He has many interests some of which are traveling, photography, music, and restoring cars.

9:55 - 10:25 Session 1 Lianna Genovese, CEO, Founder, Biomedical & Mechanical Engineering
“Improving the Quality of life with ImaginAble Solutions”
Guided Hands assists people experiencing limited hand dexterity, hand weakness, or difficulty grasping and controlling objects because of an injury or a medical condition such as Cerebral Palsy, Arthritis, Huntington’s Disease, Dementia, spinal cord injuries, and strokes. 

10:30 - 11:00 Session 2 Brandon Conrad, Project Manager
“Mind Mapping – Brainstorming, Organization, Writing, Note Taking, Time Management, etc.”
In this interactive presentation, attendees will be guided through Mind Mapping best practices on how to visually organize topics, research, cite and reference information, and export data in any academic format, such as APA, MLA, etc. Furthermore, we will illustrate when Mind Mapping is paired with technology how it can enhance creativity, clarify thinking and improve understanding of the subject at hand.

11:05 – 11:35 Session 3 Division of Services for Deaf Hard of Hearing Representative 
“Medicaid Communication Access Service: Effective Communication in Healthcare”
An overview of how DSDHH is working to achieve the goal of improving communication access for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind individuals in healthcare settings

11:35 – 11:45 Door Prize Giveaways Must be present to win

11:45 – 12:15 Lunch 

12:15 – 12:25 Door Prize Giveaways Must be present to win

12:25 – 12:45 Stephen E. Sallee AT Awards of Excellence 

12:45 – 1:15 Session 4 Heather Kelejian, Extension Agent, Therapeutic Horticulture, Director Ability Gardens 
“Creating a Connection with Nature”
Heather will provide an overview of a therapeutic program in a public garden setting - highlighting successes of the Ability Garden, talk about adaptive gardening in general, using nature to build community and connect with others. She will provide examples of using gardens, plants and nature metaphorically.

1:20 – 1:50 Session 5 Brendon Hildreth, Co-Director of the Accessible Icon Project in North Carolina. 
Personal Testimony: “The Benefits of AT through the eyes of a Man with CP”
Brendon will discuss how he uses AT and the positive and negative things about it. 
He will give you his perspective of how a man with CP uses Assistive Technology. 

1:55 – 2:25 Session 6 Shonn Redmon, Community Low Vision, Low Vision Services Manager & Technical Support Coordinator IFB Solutions 
“Low Vision Aids and Support”
Shonn will discuss different types of Low Vision Assistive Technology and supports that allow individuals to adapt, adjust, and thrive in life. 

2:25 – 2:35 Door Prize Giveaways 

2:35 – 3:05 Session 7 Department of Public Instruction Representative
“Requesting AT Services”
Will share strategies used to promote successful communication from the teachers/related service providers to request AT observations/services and how the team has organized a system to go out and conduct observations/services.

3:10 – 3:40 Session 8 Beverly Bowen, Farmer, Betty Rodriquez, NC AgrAbility Program, Coordinator, Crystal Cook, NC AgrAbility Director
Personal Testimony “Adapting to Farming” “NC AgrAbility Overview”
Will share information on some of her techniques used to farm that conserve energy/ decrease stress. She will also discuss any specific AT she uses on the farm. 
“AT for the best stewards of the Land, our Farmers”
An overview of NC AgrAbility Services will be provided. 

3:40 – 4:00 Door Prize Giveaways

Closing remarks

Thank you to the following NC AT Virtual Expo 2022 Sponsors:
The Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DSDHH)
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS)
Easterseals UCP North Carolina & Virginia 
North Carolina AgrAbility Partnership
Self-Help Credit Union
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Annette Lauber, NCATP Board member, and former NCATP team member 
NCATP Grant Advisory Board

Thank you for the services offered on Expo Day:
Caption Perfect
Spanglish Unlimited
American Sign Language 

Door prize giveaways:
$25 e-gift card, $50 e-gift cards, two Echo Shows, Air Tags with air tag holder, garden seat, garage anti-fatigue mat, and much more. 
You must be present to win!

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction will provide .08 CEUs. You must participate the entire day to receive the CEUs. More information will be provided on Expo Day.
The NC AT Vendor Expo 2023 will be held Face to Face at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center on The NC State campus in Raleigh, NC, on October 5, 2023. More information to come!