All Kinds of News for February 06, 2019
The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) invited TechieForLife (TFL) tech students to their recent 2019 Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX for the launch of the NATSAPConnect app. Students in TFL’s in-house tech program have had the opportunity to build an app to increase accessibility for educational consultants searching NASTAP’s current program directory. A few TFL students from the app development team were on hand at the conference assisting and collecting feedback for added features.
This free app, developed as an internal industry tool, provides educational consultants and NATSAP members a mobile ability to:
- Connect quickly on handheld devices
- Contact the right person confidently
- Use clickable map links to easily locate destinations
- Search more effectively with updated capabilities
- Stay current with school and program staff changes
- Share and update direct internal contact information
“Building this app from the ground up has been an amazing learning opportunity for our students,” said Jason Grygla, TFL Executive Director. Providing learning and practice with real life, team-based projects is an important aspect in how TechieForLife prepares its neurodiverse students, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), for success in internships and careers.
For those interested in accessing the app and/or offering feedback in the development of added app features, email Jason@techieforlife.com. To find out if a wrap-around career support program like TechieForLife might be the right fit or to request a free career interest and aptitude assessment for a neurodiverse young adult, email GetStarted@TechieForLife.com.
TechieForLife (TFL) is a co-ed, residential postsecondary school with a wrap-around career support program in beautiful St. George, Utah. Students with neurodiverse social, emotional and academic challenges, such as autism, receive mentoring so they can build social connections, confidence and independence. Licensed as a vocational school, TFL offers in-house computer tech training, college or trade school help, apprenticeships, internships and job support for individualized paths forward. At TFL, students have a place to belong and support to succeed.