Assistive Technology and Accessible Design Certificate (ATAD)


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The ATAD Certificate program is one of the first CoA-RATE Accredited Assistive Technology programs in the world. It is a 15 credit, transcript designated non-degree program. The courses are offered in the College of Health Sciences Departments of Occupational Science & Technology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and School of Education Department of Exceptional Education.


Students are required to take Introduction to Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology, one assessment course, one intervention course a choice of an elective and a Capstone course. More information regarding qualifying courses is available in the UWM Academic Catalog or in the program information brochure (PDF). Please refer to the schedule of classes  for the most up to date course offerings.

What can I do with this Certificate?

  • Prepares you to sit for the RESNA ATP Exam
  • Use this certificate to help your resume rise to the top of the pile.
  • Apply for Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Assistive Technology License 858 (requires additional coursework)
  • See Assistive Technology at Work:


  • Michelle Kaye Silverman, MS, OTR, ATP
    • Certificate Coordinator
  • Roger O. Smith, PhD, OT, FAOTA, RESNA Fellow
  • Sara Jozwik, PhD
  • Shelley Lund, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Sally Fennema-Jansen, PhD, OT
  • Megan Mussano, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP