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What is Assistive Technology?

Assistive Technology (AT) is a broad range of devices, services, and strategies that enhance learning, working, and daily living for individuals with disabilities.

Assistive Technology Resource Center What We Offer

Do you think differently due to your disability?

Built-by-Neurodiversity (B-b-N) is a working design group at the Nancy Richardson Design Center (NRDC) that values diversity of perspectives gained by including individuals who function differently cognitively. “Just as we talk about differences in bio-diversity and cultural diversity, we need to start using the same kind of thinking in talking about brain differences” (American Institute for Learning & Human Development).

What is Neurodiversity? Neurodiversity values those that are both neuro-typical and neuro-divergent. Those who are neuro-divergent are considered to have different neurocognitive functioning from a typical (neuro-typical) cognitive profile.

Built-by-Neurodiversity is a group of individuals who are:

  • interested in learning about and leveraging the power of neurodiversity.
  • interested in learning about and advancing their skills related to the design-thinking process.
  • dedicated to learning how to work within neuro-diverse groups to solve significant problems.
  • engaged in the interdisciplinary NRDC program.

If you are interested in learning more about participating in this group, please complete the online survey.

CSU student
  • Asset 317 89% of students agreed assistive technology helped them stay in their courses

  • The ATRC serves students across all departments and colleges at CSU

  • Asset 295 3/4 of students served have a non-apparent disability such as Dyslexia, ADHD, Traumatic Brain Injury or mental health concerns

Assistive Technology Resource Center Endowment Give Now

The Gene and Ellie Gilfoyle Endowment for the ATRC helps members of the campus community with disabilities and provides hands-on experiences with assistive technology applications for OT graduate students.

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