All Kinds of News for January 10, 2018
TechieForLife (TFL) and the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) are excited to announce the upcoming launch of NATSAP Connect, a new free app for educational consultants, schools and programs approved through the NATSAP. Students at TFL have been building this service for the last 8 months and are looking forward to seeing it launched at the upcoming NATSAP conference in Tampa, Florida. This is an internal/non-public app specifically developed so members can quickly and easily connect with each other.
NATSAP Connect is an app that gives users the ability to:
- Connect quickly on handheld devices with others in the industry
- Find the right person and avoid contacting through the program's published intake methods
- Instantly access information exclusively for educational consultants and NATSAP approved programs
- Locate schools and programs easier by utilizing clickable map links
- Update NATSAP information and have more effective searches through the app for those already on the NATSAP website
For those who choose to include more detailed contact information, educational consultants or others allowed access will be able to contact the right people in positions that are not generally published. It will also have all the data already on the NATSAP website as a searchable database. The new app will be a safe and effective media for all handheld devices to work better within this community of support.
TFL students will be participating in the launch and available to assist in getting started with the app at the upcoming 2018 Annual NATSAP Conference, January 31- February 2, in Tampa, Florida. This first launch will be followed by more tools and benefits still being built.
The vocational computer tech students at TechieForLife have put their "skills, expertise and hearts into this exciting project." said Jason Grygla, Executive Director at TFL. "They have worked hard to build this app from the ground up and learned so much in the process." TFL's students wanted to create this app in a way that would make it easier for consultants and treatment programs to communicate. They know this means that they are also helping other young people like themselves to get the resources and help they need, when they need it most.
TechieForLife (TFL) is a co-ed, young adult, residential and licensed vocational school located in St. George, Utah. Dubbed "Silicon Sands," 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.