Rachael M. Haven, known as Shelley to friends, colleagues, and clients, has worked for the past 26 years helping individuals with physical, sensory, cognitive, and learning challenges to unlock their potential with technology. Shelley has a degree in engineering and is certified* both as an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) and a Rehabilitation Engineering Technologist (RET).
Her experience in AT encompasses a wide range of activities: evaluating client needs, custom designing and fabricating technology accommodations, conducting workshops, and writing and publishing training materials. In the education arena, Shelley has provided AT training and technical assistance to dozens of school districts (both as a private consultant and as part of a state-funded program), and directed AT resources and services for Stanford University's Office of Accessible Education (OAE) from 2000 to 2008. She was also instrumental in establishing the Schwab Learning Center at Stanford, a division of the OAE which provides enhanced services and resources for students with learning differences and ADHD.
Shelley currently works as an independent assistive technology consultant serving individuals, families, educators, school districts, private schools, and other professionals. She is certified by the California Department of Education as a Nonpublic Agency (NPA) to provide assistive technology services. As a volunteer for Parents Education Network (PEN), Shelley coordinates the technology section for PEN's annual EdRev conference in San Francisco.
*Certification by RESNA (Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America)