Assistive Technology Team
Jacob Dowdle has been fabricating specialty items for over seven years. As a robotics team driver, Jacob has always been a fan of technology. Jacob comes to the ADAPT Shop after spending five years in the manufacturing industry, but missed the connection of how what he builds helps impact the lives of others. Self-taught on CAD and other design software, Jacob enjoys designing and building fabrications that help push society into the future. During his free time, Jacob enjoys spending time in the Arizona desert and has a love for space exploration.
Juliet Lutz, MA, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist who has been working at Southwest Human Development since 2003. She received her undergraduate degree at Northern Arizona University and her graduate degree at the University of Iowa, focusing on child language development. Juliet specializes in early intervention, working in the home-based setting, as well as within child care and Early Head Start classrooms. Juliet is also a part of the evaluation team at the Children’s Developmental Center, providing comprehensive, team-based developmental evaluations to children ages birth to 5 and has recently joined the Assistive Technology program, providing support to families and professionals in need of alternative and augmentative communication solutions and equipment expertise to support language development in young children with disabilities.
Beth Rank, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist who joined the ADAPT Shop in 2016. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, Beth is also a special-needs parent and combines that first-hand experience with her professional skills, striving to help every family she encounters find more hope and joy in their daily life while experiencing less struggle and strife. Beth revels in using her creative skills to collaboratively formulate solutions for children with disabilities and their families. She shares the responsibility of parenting four amazing children with her husband. Together, they enjoy traveling, fishing, music and training a service dog named Bliss.