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Staff Biographies

M. Nell Bailey, Project Director
Since January of 1990, Ms. Bailey has worked on the technical assistance project to state AT Act grantees project, coming on board as a project associate just four months after the original contract was awarded to RESNA in 1989. She first worked as a project associate, serving as staff liaison to states funded under the Tech Act program, responding to requests from the general public for AT information, coordinating project meetings, and developing information products for distribution. She assumed the position of director in 1992.

Ms. Bailey has over 25 years of experience in the disability field, 20 of them working on projects related directly to technology. While employed at a Northern Virginia consulting firm in the early 1980's, she worked on one of the first technology projects funded by the Department of Education -- Project EduTech -- which provided technical assistance to state and local educators on technology for students with disabilities. In 1986, she joined the Center for Special Education Technology at the Council for Exceptional Children. There she worked as a program specialist responding to requests for information, developing resource products for dissemination, maintaining a resource database, monitoring technology applications and advances, and assisting in the planning and conducting of an annual research symposium.

Ms. Bailey is responsible for the day-to-day program and fiscal operation of the project. She is responsible for staff supervision, report generation, grant administration, technical assistance, review of all products and deliverables, and coordination of all project activities.


Nancy Meidenbauer, Project Coordinator
Ms. Meidenbauer has been with the Technical Assistance project since January 1995. Her areas of expertise includes alternative financing programs, special education, product development, professional development, information and referral systems, technical assistance and report writing. She coordinates the dissemination activities of the project including the development of resource materials and products, as well as coordinates meetings and workshops. She is a staff liaison to a group of AT Act Grantees and serves on a work group concerned with increasing the quality and quantity of skilled personnel available to provide AT services. Other responsibilities include conducting teleconferences and assisting with the annual meeting of State AT Act Grantees.


The National Assistive Technology Technical Assistance Partnership is a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of Education and RESNA. The grant (Grant #H224B050003; CFDA 84.224B) is funded under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended and administered by the Rehabilitation Services Administration, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education.

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