Promoting Independence in Public Transit

ASSOCIATION OF TRAVEL INSTRUCTION

 

ASSOCIATION OF TRAVEL INSTRUCTION

AT A GLANCE

The Association of Travel Instruction (ATI), founded in 1998 and incorporated in early 2001, is a national professional association, which exists to develop the relatively new professions of travel training instructor and travel trainer for seniors and persons with disabilities, other than those with blindness. The goal of ATI is to serve the practitioners who teach persons with disabilities and seniors to use public transit safely and independently. Its members include travel training instructors/travel trainers who work for transit properties, school districts, community rehabilitation agencies, independent living centers, and agencies providing adult day services. Members of the association also include parents of children with disabilities, orientation and mobility specialists for persons with blindness, and persons with disabilities who are transportation advocates. Membership in ATI is open to anyone interested in the accessible transportation field.

 

MISSION, VISION & VALUES


Mission Statement

To advance the right of all persons with disabilities and older adults to equal access to public transportation and community participation by providing:  support, information, training and education to promote quality Travel Instruction.

Vision Statement and Values

The Association of Travel Instruction (ATI) is the leading national organization providing support, information, education and advocacy for the profession of Travel Instruction.

We believe no person should be denied the opportunity to fully participate in their community as a result of an inability to use public transportation. ATI supports the development of Travel Trainers and Instructors in their professional role of teaching individuals who need assistance on how to use public transit.

Our members’ mission is to serve our travel training participants. We advocate on a national, regional and local level for the right and opportunity of all people to move about without denial or harm and with purpose on public conveyances available to all citizens. ATI, its instructors, trainers, members and supporters value and are committed to:

  • Teaching Excellence - the gold standard of quality instruction, professional development and business sharing and networking to further the lives of people with disabilities and older adults.

  • Independence - so that people with varying ability levels can be active and participating members of their community and society

  • Respect and Integrity - our organization is guided by honest, transparent, responsible and accountable actions and deeds that served our travel training participants, ATI members, sponsors and supporters’ interests

  • Diversity and Inclusion - we respect, attract and support a diverse body of travel training participants, instructors, members and leadership.

 

Be sure to add info@travelinstruction.org to your email contacts/address book!

WHAT WE DO

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Each year, ATI sponsors an annual conference to promote learning and bringing people in the industry together.

WEBINAR SERIES

ATI hosts a number of webinars each year FREE to all members.  To register for the next webinar, click the link below.

MEMBER SUPPORT AND RESOURCES

ATI aims to provide ongoing support and resource to those providing travel training and instuction.

 

OUR BOARD

Our volunteer board of directors works tirelessly to organize the conference, provide ongoing learning and give support to our members across the country!

Michael Davis
President
Kristen Salkas
Treasurer
Nathan Graeff
Conference Chair
Mike Mullins
Professional Development Co-Chair
Stacey Davis
Membership Co-Chair
Kristi McLaughlin
Board Member
Delana Newell
Fund Development Chair
David Abrahams
Mary Riegelmayer
Board Member
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HELP WITH A WEBINAR

Want to contribute?  Help develop a webinar with the Professional Development Committee!

SUCCESS!

Have a sucess story?  Let us know by clicking the link below and telling us all about it!

 

BECOME A MEMBER

Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Association of Travel Instruction an even better Social Services Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

CONTACT ASSOCIATION OF TRAVEL INSTRUCTION

 

Chicago, IL

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