The Upper Peninsula Assistive Technology Center
Serving Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Today's technology gives people with disabilities new choices—choices that increase their independence and quality of life.
Since 2001 the Upper Peninsula Assistive Technology Center (UP AT Center) has delivered assistive technology solutions to Upper Peninsula residents with disabilities. We work with all ages and all disabilities. At the AT Center we help you choose the technology solutions that will maximize your independence. We are committed to the values of consumer choice and self-determination.
About the Assistive Technology Center
The Center is a program of UCP Michigan, and was originally funded by a grant from Michigan Rehabilitation Services
and the Bellows Foundation
. We have evolved over the years and now primarily work with the school districts in Upper Michigan. We receive funding from the Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Education/Early Intervention Services to provide services to Upper Peninsula Intermediate School Districts.
We also partner with other agencies that provide services to adults and strive to increase knowledge about assistive technology in the community.
Services to Schools
U.P. wide, our goal is supported by funding from the Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Education/Early Intervention Services. Several strategies are in place to "Improve performance of students with disabilities by providing AT product/service training to AT coordinators across the U.P."
Locally, we provide services to school districts in Marquette and Alger counties through funding from Marquette Alger RESA.
Services to Adults
We partner with Superior Alliance for Independent Living to determine AT needs of adults and purchase equipment for our loan closet. Adult services are funded by United Way of Marquette County