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The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities has an Assistive Technology Department comprised of Speech/Language Pathologists, Assistive Technology Specialists, Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapists, and a Sign Language Interpreter. Some of these staff are RESNA (Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America) Certified Assistive Technology Professionals (ATP).

A number of staff have presented at local, regional, and national conferences including Milestones, WVIZ/PBS Ideastream, Upside of Downs, The ARC, and Ohio Association of County Boards-sponsored conferences. Some have taught graduate level courses at local universities such as Cleveland State University, Kent State University, and Case Western Reserve University. Therapists and Specialists work with individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages and in many different settings. They collaborate with families, educational and vocational teams, and community agencies to provide myriad of assistive technology services. A unique group within the department is the "AAC unit", made up of five speech/language pathologists who specialize in the area of augmentative communication and two educators who specialize in the area of assistive technology.

To learn more about the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, visit our web site at To find out more about the CCBDD Assistive Technology Department and the services we provide, contact Kathy Zielinski, Manager of Speech/Language Therapy Services for CCBDD at or 216-736-2730. 

AACDept.ServicesandSupports.pdf (96k)  Julia Wolff, May 17, 2011, 10:54 AM  v.1 

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Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
1275 Lakeside Avenue East
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1129
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