About


The Center for Assistive Technology Act Data Assistance provides technical assistance and support for State and Territory Assistive Technology (AT) Programs for collection, reporting, analysis and use of data reported under Section 4 of the AT Act. State AT programs focus on improving the provision of AT through comprehensive, statewide programs that are consumer responsive. The goal is to increase access to and acquisition of AT. Programs serve people with all types of disabilities, of all ages, in all environments. CATADA is collaborative project between the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and  Illinois Assistive Technology Program (IATP), Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center, and Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP). 


CATADA Team Members 

  • Daria Domin, Project Manager 
  • Diane Cordry Golden, Director of Technical Assistance
  • Vance Dhooge, Senior Application Developer
  • John Butterworth, Principal Investigator
  • John Shepard, Data Analyst 

Contact Information 

Daria Domin, MSW 
Email: daria.domin@umb.edu 
Phone: 617-287-4277 

Diane Cordry Golden, Ph.D. 
Email: dgolden@iltech.org 
Phone: 816-616-7668 

Vance Dhooge 
Email: vdhooge@iltech.org 
Phone: 217-522-7985 


Our Partners 

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ATAP

The Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP) is a national, member-based non-profit organization, comprised of state Assistive Technology Act Programs funded under the Assistive Technology Act (AT Act).

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AT3

The purpose of the AT3 Center is to provide training and technical assistance for all AT Act Section 4 State and Territory Assistive Technology Programs and to support a national internet site that makes general AT information available to the public and other stakeholders.


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ACL

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) was created around the fundamental principle that older adults and people with disabilities of all ages should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and participate fully in their communities.

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IATP

The Illinois Assistive Technology Program is the non-profit organization designated as the Statewide AT Program funded under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended. IATP’s lead agency is the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services.


Grant information

The Center for Assistive Technology Act Data Assistance (CATADA) is a project funded under grant # 90AN0001 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration For Community Living (ACL). CATADA provides technical assistance and supports to State Assistive Technology (AT) Programs funded under Section 4 of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended (P.L. 108-364). CATADA is a collaborative project of the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at UMass Boston and The Illinois Assistive Technology Project (IATP). The information on this website does not necessarily reflect the position or policy of ACL, and no official endorsement should be inferred.

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