All Kinds of News for February 14, 2018
The TechieForLife (TFL) students, responsible for building the new NATSAP Connect app, participated in its preliminary launch at the recent 2018 Annual NATSAP (National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs) Conference in Tampa, Florida. In between answering questions, collecting feedback and addressing tech issues at the TechieForLife exhibitor table, TFL students could be found taking pictures with a new-found friend. Residing in a nearby pond at the convention resort was what they'd all been hoping to see... a baby alligator.
This wasn't Florida's only treat for these six TFL tech students. A day at Disney World's Magic Kingdom, an afternoon at The Florida Aquarium and some beautiful beach time were a good reason to take a break from their computers. While staying at a vacation rental house in Weeki Wachee during the conference, the students may have experienced their best surprise of all. A short canoe paddle down from the house, leading to a 160-foot-deep natural spring that attracts manatees, did not disappoint. They found the baby manatee to be much friendlier than the baby alligator.
TFL's students are now back from their trip and countinuing their work on the NATSAP Connect app. For those interested in participating and offering feedback in the development and beta testing of the apps features, email Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to get involved and updated as tools and features are introduced.
NATSAP Connect is a new free app developed as an internal industry tool so that educational consultants and NATSAP members can now...
- Connect quickly on handheld devices
- Contact the right person confidently
- Use clickable map links to easily locate destinations
- Search more effectivly with updated capabilities
- Stay current with school and program staff changes
- Share and update direct internal contact information
TechieForLife (TFL) is a co-ed, young adult, residential and licensed vocational school located in St. George, Utah. Dubbed "Silicon Slopes South," beautiful Southern Utah is home to one of the fastest growing tech sectors in the U.S. Neuroatypical students who need a safe social and emotional environment gain important life skills, mentoring and a college track or marketable technology training, leading to internship/job placement through TFL's close private sector partnerships. TechieForLife gives students a place to belong and the supports to succeed.