NYS – Local Assistive Technology Training Available

The Capital Region BOCES and the AAC Institute are proud to announce
that the “Local Assistive Technology Specialist” (LATS) Certificate
Training will be held again this summer in Jericho, Long Island, July
20-24.   The LATS training supports our Priority Goal of ensuring that
all students with disabilities have access to a trained AT Specialist.

Please help us and take a minute to forward this notice about the LATS
Training and the attachments to your email networks, especially your
local CSE Chairpersons.  They or their staff may earn the Local
Assistive Technology Specialist (LATS) Certificate
in Basic Assistive Technology Services.  Admission is open to all
special and general educators, administrators and therapists
who provide services to students with learning differences ages 3-21.

The cost is $475 per person for course registration and materials,
computer lab access, and Certificates.  CEU’s are available at no
additional cost.

We will provide all participants with opportunities to develop a local
project for systems change that infuses assistive and instructional
technologies to address the needs of all learners in the classroom.
Emphasis will be on practical applications
in the real world of the diverse classroom rather than minimal
compliance with federal mandates for these initiatives.

For Course information, please contact David Grapka at DavidGrapka at gmail.com  or at 518-464-6348.


  1. Susan Fletcher

    Please, keep up the excellent work and continue to post topics like this. I am old fan of your blog.

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    Do you know where other states offer certification like this? I live on the West Coast now, and am unable to travel east for a while- so it would be nice if I could get the same benefits out there.

  3. Veronica Mayo

    I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant for the Pawling Central School District. I also have a four year bachelor’s degree in Recreational Therapy. I would like to become LATS certified. Am I eligible to take the training and to administer the AT evals as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant? Under NYS education law, I am not able to administer OT evaluations since I am not an OTR. Since this is not an OT eval, would I be eligible to administer the AT eval if I don’t sign it as a COTA, but as a LATS Certified Provider?


  4. Ginger

    I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant for the many different school District, that have asked that I get my certificate in Assistive Technology and I would like to become LATS certified. Can I take the training and administer the AT evals as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant? Would I be eligible to administer the AT eval?

    Thanks You

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  6. Lori Roscino

    I am interested in Lats training courses. Are the courses still being offered?

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