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University of Connecticut Assistive Technology Oral History Project

Scott Marfilius

Date: October 21, 2010

Scott started out with a music and math major, but after visiting several music therapy schools he decided to change his major to special education.

After getting his special education degree he entered the Milwaukee public schools, where he got his first opportunity to get to use an Apple IIe in the classroom. He began hosting assistive technology open labs after school in his classroom, which led to a district wide program.

During his 15 years in Milwaukee public schools he began attending national conferences and doing some presentations, as well as working with companies in assistive technology. A colleague suggested that with his background, consulting might be a good idea. He discovered that people were very interested in what he was doing and this led to his leaving teaching to become an AT consultant.

In a snippet Scott describes his excitement in working with students, teachers and, teams and how rewarding it is when you witness the changes students make over a year or more.

Snippet 1: "How did you enter the field of disabilities?"

Snippet 2: "Tell us about some consulting success and your main focuses."


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