Madeleine (Madge) Bradley
Ms. Bradley has spent most of her 42-year teaching career at Kingsway Learning Center, now located in Voorhees, NJ. At Kingsway, she works as an Assistive Technology Specialist in the Secondary Program but has also taught early intervention, pre-school and elementary classes for children with special needs. She first became involved with Assistive Technology, using computers with babies to promote play, speech/language development, social/emotional growth, motor skills and cognitive development. In 2003, she earned a certificate in Assistive Technology Applications from California State University, Northridge’s College of Extended Learning and Center on Disabilities.
Ms. Bradley’s dedication to teaching has earned her both ASAH’s Educator of the Year award and the National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children’s (NAPSEC) National Teacher of the Year Award. She also placed second In the 1997 National Special Educator of the Year competition, sponsored by the Edmark Corporation. She has been invited to share her expertise twice at Closing the Gap, as well as with public school districts, special education schools, ASAH conferences, NJCART meetings, parent support groups and recently at Kingsway through a grant from the Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC).
Adam Krass, MS, ATP, president of Adam Krass Consulting, LLC, has over 25 years of experience in the field of assistive technology. He has provided assistive technology services to children and adults with disabilities in school, work and home settings. Having worked in non-profit organizations, K-12 schools, universities, equipment manufacturers and, now as a consultant, Adam has extensive experience with all phases of assistive technology.
Adam is an adjunct professor at Kean University in Union, NJ, and teaches courses on assistive technology in the Special Education and Literacy Department.
As a past president and current board member of NJCART, the NJ Coalition for the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology, Adam is a strong supporter of collaboration and the team approach to providing assistive technology to people with disabilities.
Adam’s latest publication, the assistive technology mini-ebook, The Teacher’s Technology Toolkit: Pre-Writing and Idea Organization is available on Amazon.com.
Tracy has greatly benefited from being a member of NJCART since 2000. From 2003-2006, she served as Recording Secretary and from 2007-2010 as the Vice President on the Executive Board. From 2010-2014, Tracy served as President and then as Immediate Past President from 2015-2018, assisting in the organization of general meetings and the NJCART network within the assistive technology community. Presently, Tracy works on the administrative team at The Gramon Family of Schools. Tracy has over 20 years of experiences as a speech-language pathologist and assistive technology specialist providing AAC assessment, intervention and training services for toddlers, children and adults. She is dedicated to educating and training professionals and caregivers on strategies to facilitate independence through AAC and assistive technology. Tracy can often be found presenting at regional professional conferences on various topics in AAC and AT. Tracy’s vision for the future of NJCART is that the volunteer organization will become a well-known place for AT professional networking and a resource for organizations, teams and families to learn more about state-of-the-art AT tools and strategies, to ensure that all those you may benefit from AT have the opportunity to do so!
Mike is the Director of the Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) at Disability Rights New Jersey, as well as an Assistive Technology Consultant with his own company, Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC. Mike is a nationally and internationally recognized presenter who was previously a trainer for California State University at Northridge (CSUN), providing practical and in-depth training to professionals interested in specializing in assistive technology. In addition, Mike is an adjunct professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey where he teaches courses for Masters level educators in Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning. Mike is also a member of the Faculty at the Center on Technology and Disabilities and presents on an array of topics. Mike serves on the CAST Accessible Educational Materials Advisory Board and the CITES Advisory Board. Mike is also active on Twitter (@mmatp) and is the co-moderator for the weekly #ATchat Mike has been a member of NJCART since 1989.
TRAVIS M. TALLMAN, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP – Mrs. Tallman served as the Director of Augmentative and Computer Services at the New Jersey Institute for Dishabilles (previously CPAMC) where she continues to work part time. She has been an Adjunct Instructor/Clinical Specialist in the Department of Psychiatry at UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and taught graduate level courses in Augmentative Communication at Rutgers University. She has lectured extensively in the areas of both augmentative communication and computer access for children and adults with varying disabilities. She received her undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology from Towson University and her Master of Science Degree from Penn State University in Speech Pathology/Individual and Family Studies. She has also completed postgraduate work in Audiology and Learning Disabilities. Mrs. Tallman also holds a certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association as well as a New Jersey Supervisor/Principal and Pennsylvania and New Jersey Speech Language Specialist certificate. She is certified as an Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) by the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America and is an NDT trained therapist,. She is co-author of the book, Positioning for Function: Wheelchairs and Other Assistive Technologies.