Megan Shanley, OTR/L, ATP
Megan Shanley is an Occupational Therapist licensed in New Mexico and a RESNA-certified Assistive Technology Practitioner. She graduated from Indiana University’s Occupational Therapy Program in 1998, and she has worked for Albuquerque Public Schools since August 1999. Since 2002 she has worked primarily in the field of Assistive Technology, adapting computers for students and adults with disabilities. Megan is experienced in evaluation for computer adaptation, switch access, assistive writing tools, and software options for individuals with disabilities.
She has worked with school districts in Albuquerque and around the state to perform trainings, evaluations, and more to help them implement Assistive Technology in their educational systems. She has presented at Future of Educational Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Denver, the Urban Collaborative conference in Houston, the Council for Administrators of Special Education (CASE) conference in Scottsdale, and West Texas A&M University’s Distinguished Speaker Series, as well as the Southwest Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (SWIDA) and the New Mexico Technology Assistance Program (NMTAP) on multiple occasions; she has also presented several webinars for Atomic Learning, and she conducts Assistive Technology trainings throughout the southwest.
Megan Shanley has a unique understanding of the power and challenges of integrating Assistive Technology into everyday life. She has devoted most of her career to Assistive Technology because she has repeatedly seen it empower so many students and young adults to express their strengths and talents.