They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, and this one speaks volumes to the IPAT staff! It captures the signing ceremony of SB 2289 with Governor Dalrymple on April 22, 2015. This bill appropriated funds to the Interagency Program for Assistive Technology (IPAT) to maintain the services it provides to meet the assistive technology needs of the people of North Dakota.
We would like to thank the legislators who carried the bill forward; and all the consumers and AT providers who testified, made calls and sent letters in support of IPAT during the legislative session. Without you, this funding effort would never have succeeded. To celebrate the actions of many, those present at the signing ceremony were; (seated L to R) Genie Lang, Governor Jack Dalrymple, and Bob Puyear; (standing L to R) Senator Judy Lee, Don Olson, Mike Keller, Tyler Merkel, Peggy Shireley and Shirley Puyear.