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Closing the Gap Annual Conference Attendees
SEPTEMBER 26-28, 2018
Closing the Gap Annual Conference Attendees


Connect and learn from the best and brightest minds in assistive technology and create a professional development path that covers what’s important to you.

Preconference Workshops – Monday and Tuesday, September 24-25, Full-day, in-depth workshops by expert presenters. Workshops will be announced March 15. 

Over 175 Presentation Hours – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, September 26-28, Participate in one- and two-hour presentations showcasing innovative applications of assistive technology, best practices and implementation strategies.

Commercial Exhibits – Tuesday evening through Friday, September 25-28, Come, network and learn and discover today’s most current assistive technologies.

  • New! FREE Expo Pass Available
    Pass good for the entire exhibition, Tuesday evening through Friday, September 25-28.

NEW! Closing The Gap and RESNA Partner to Offer ATP Fundamentals Course and Exam

Exclusively at Closing The Gap Conference

  • 2-day ATP Fundamentals Course – Sunday – Monday, September 23-24
  • ATP Certification Exam, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, Tuesday, September 25

Led by a RESNA authorized instructor and current ATP, this two-day training provides a comprehensive review of assistive technology concepts and industry best practices, covering the 5 domains of the ATP Body of Knowledge (ATBOK). The course will help candidates review and refresh their assistive technology knowledge and help identify areas they need to study for the ATP exam.

Learn more.

Course and exam fees.



Where you’re sure to find answers.

At Closing The Gap you’ll find practical and sound strategies, extraordinary resources and the latest products. Topics include:

AIM assessment augmentative communication autism
blindness / low vision cognitive development curriculum development / modifications differentiated instruction
early childhood development environmental control IEP / IPP inclusion
keyboard alternatives language development literacy pre-employment
professional development RTI seating / positioning / mobility technology integration
transition UDL    



Where professional peers gather.

Who should attend? Anyone interested in finding practical and readily available AT solutions for ALL disabilities, mild to significant, infant through adult.

Speech Language Pathologists

Autism Specialists

Physical Therapists


Occupational Therapists

Special Educators

University Instructors

AT Consultants

Special Education Directors


Vision Specialists

Technology Specialists 


Parents / End Users


Registration Details

Numerous registration options are available. Discounts for groups of five or more, plus Administrators Participate FREE! when an additional staff member registers for a pre conference workshop or the three-day conference.  Learn more. 


“It’s going to impact the whole school district”

“…a teachers conference.”


A Parent’s Perspective


“Great hands-on with new products and best practices.”

~ AT Coordinator

“Well organized, with so many excellent presentations to choose from!”

~ Teacher of the Visually Impaired

“The conference gave me guidance on educating administrators and department heads on choosing materials wisely to meet the needs of ALL students.”

~ OT