Glen Ashlock, MS, ATP, wears two hats at the Ann Arbor CIL: Director of Assistive Technology for the CIL's Assistive Technology Center (ATC), and Director of the Center's Sports, Recreation & Arts program.
As a Rehabilitation Engineer, Glen works closely with individuals with a wide variety of disabilities as they get connected to technology and devices that can make their lives better. In this role, he provides evaluations on the needs and challenges individuals are facing, makes equipment recommendations, and then works with individuals to provide training on how to use unique devices and how to effectively incorporate them into everyday life. Training topics he specializes in include work-site modification, environmental control, and computer access and literacy.
Glen started the Center's ATC in November of 1998 after working with the University of Michigan's Rehabilitation Engineering Program for over seven years. Glen earned his Master's in Bioengineering from the University of Michigan and completed a two-year clinical internship at the University of Michigan Rehabilitation Engineering Program (UMREP) in 1991. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Mechanics with minors in Mathematics and Design from Michigan State University in 1984. Glen was certified as an Assistive Technology Practitioner in 1997 by the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America (RESNA) Professional Standards Board. He is a member of the RESNA educational program faculty and has taught AT courses around the world.
As Director for the Center's expanding Sports, Recreation & Arts program, Glen has been an integral part of bringing new and high quality recreational opportunities to individuals with disabilities throughout Southeast Michigan and beyond. A passionate athlete himself, Glen has participated in a wide variety of sports throughout his life and is currently a competitive handcyclist. He regularly competes in high-level adaptive sports competitions around the country and has also competed internationally as a wheelchair basketball athlete.
Since acquiring a disability in 1986, Glen has been an advocate for sports opportunities for individuals with disabilities. In his spare time he also manages the Michigan Thunderbirds Wheelchair Sports program, an organization he has been closely connected to for over 20 years. Glen has also worked with many other wheelchair sports organizations, including the Adaptive Sports and Recreation Coalition, to help facilitate sporting and disability awareness events.