ATN was founded in 1984, and incorporated in 1988 under the name Audio Tactile Network as a research project searching for ways to connect talented trained individuals with disabilities to the workforce. In March of 1991 we began to offer formal pre-employment training programs to adults with visual impairments. In 1994, our mandate was expanded to include people with learning disabilities, and in 1995 we changed our name to Accommodation Training and Networking to capture a better sense of the services we had grown to support.
Today, we serve all people with disabilities and all types of barriers. Our focus is on creating community and belonging. We do this by providing whole-person, strength-based supports that empower people to realize their goals and improve their lives.