AT Champion Youth Program
Empowering young people to spread the word about Assistive Technology and local resources
What is AT Champions?
AT Champions is an effort to engage young people with disabilities to learn about activism, disability history, and local resources to help spread the word and empower their communities. AT Champions is a 5-month long program designed to empower youth and build connections with young disabled activists in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Purpose of AT Champion Program
There is significant disengagement of members of the disability community who have historically been “othered” in our general disability communities. This disengagement is due to systemic social barriers among the assistive technology community and disability community. The purpose of the AT Champions program is to develop and implement an outreach strategy that will improve authentic engagement with assistive technology by all disabled people in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
AT Champion Program Outline
Meeting schedule, content, and guide.
- Initial meeting with AT Champion project leads
- Session #1 with AT Champions and project leads — Session #1 AT Essentials PowerPoint
- Session #2 with AT Champions and project leads — Session #2 AT Fabrication PowerPoint
- Session #3 with AT Champions and project leads — Session #3 Disability Justice PowerPoint
- Session #4 with AT Champions and project leads — Session #4 Funding AT PowerPoint
- Session #5 with AT Champions and project leads — Session #5 – Moving Forward Power Point
- Wrap up