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Join us for a very special Combined AT and Disability Conference! July 23 – 25, 2017 at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch.

AzTAP’s parent organization, the Institute for Human Development (IHD) at Northern Arizona University is celebrating 50 years of accomplishments in disability related education, research, practice and community service. In recognition of this “golden” anniversary and its legacy of providing access to best practices in disability disciplines, IHD is sponsoring an educational mega event, “50 Years of Service – Paving the Way to the Future”, combining its project area conferences into a single conference with three distinct content area tracts – Assistive Technology, Evidence Based Practice in Disability Disciplines and American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation. 60+ breakout sessions will be offered across all three content area tracks. Attendees must register for a primary content area, but can attend any session of interest. (Click on the titles below to see a listing of the presentations in each track.)

Assistive Technology

  • 2 full day preconference workshops conducted (respectively) by Diana Petschauer and Lisa Rotelli
  • Dynamic Opening and Closing Speakers (Dave Edyburn and Jamie Goldman Marseilles)
  • 41+  AT breakout sessions covering a broad range of assistive technology topics
  • AT Expertise from experienced presenters
  • Expansive Exhibit Hall (Open to the community free of charge, Monday afternoon only, July 24 from 1:30 – 6:00 p.m.)
  • Free raffle tickets for our door prize drawings

Evidence Based Practice in Disability Disciplines

This year, the EBP track will have separate focus areas for employment, literacy and community living.  With the changes that have occurred in our state due to the passage of WIOA, and the critical importance of evidence-based literacy interventions for our students including those with developmental and intellectual disabilities, the conference offers a robust agenda to satisfy professionals in the fields of employment, rehabilitation, education and developmental disabilities.

American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation (AIVRTTAC)

Now more than ever the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) Programs continue to exist in order to address the need to prepare tribal members with disabilities for gainful employment. The American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Training and Technical Assistance Center (AIVRTTAC) at NAU-IHD has been established to meet the expressed needs of the AIVRS programs to improve program capacity and increase successful tribal consumers’ employment outcomes. The theme of this content area track is The Fire Keepers and sessions will explore:

  • Tradition and Ceremony: American Indian Opening Prayer and Smudge Ceremony
  • The AIVRS Creation Story: A Disability Movement Begins
  • All My Relations: The Importance of Tribal, State, and Federal Partnerships
  • Strengthening the VR Circle of Resilience: Addressing the Challenges of Today and Tomorrow Through Innovation and Change – Through Innovative Tribal Nation Building.

CEUs: Attendees can earn up to 19 hours of CEUs. Learn more about CEUs.

Early Bird Registration Fees (by 6/23/17)

$250 for conference

$125 for preconference workshop

$350 for both

The special conference hotel room rate is $109/night (includes resort fees)

For more information and to register:  or call 602.728.9534


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