RESNA Boosts Educational Offerings

RESNA has made additions to its continuing education offerings, including new Webinars, a new workshop for more advanced ATPs, and more chances to catch the organization's popular Fundamentals in Assistive Technology course.

A three-part Webinar series presented by Michelle L. Lange, OTR, ABDA, AT, starts on Aug. 26. The series' subject is power wheelchair access methods, with the installments called Alternative Proportional Access Methods to the Standard Joystick (Aug. 26); Digital Access Methods (Sept. 16); and Optimizing Access Through Drive Wheel Configuration, Tracking & Programming (Oct. 14). Each Webinar offers 0.1 CEU, authorized by IACET.

RESNA says ATPs have been asking for more advanced seating & mobility courses. The result is a two-day event called the Advanced Seating & Mobility workshop, scheduled for Oct. 24-25 in Atlanta. Lange will instruct attendees on advanced seating, systematically addressing common positioning challenges occurring in the pelvis, trunk, lower and upper extremities, and head. The second day covers advanced mobility applications, including programming power chairs, alternate access, programming customization, infrared transmission and mouse emulation. The course offers 1.4 IACET-approved CEUs.

And the organization continues to offer its signature course, Fundamentals in Assistive Technology, which RESNA describes as "designed to broaden the view of the AT provider... perfect for new staff and those just entering the field, or those who are branching out into other areas of the industry."

The next Fundamentals course is Sept. 19-20 in Jackson, Mich. It offers 1.4 IACET-approved CEUs.

For more information on any of the courses or for future scheduling, visit the Professional Development section at

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