Clayton started his career working with persons with disabilities and Assistive Technology in 1997 serving as a Rehabilitation Counselor managing an Independent Living Caseload for Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA). He obtained his undergraduate degree in Sociology from NAU in 1994 and a Master of Social Work Degree from ASU in the fall of 2002. Clayton joined AzTAP as an Assistive Technology Specialist in early 2007.
In February of 2015 Clayton was promoted to be AzTAP’s Sr. Assistive Technology Specialist. Along the way Clayton obtained certifications as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC), an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) from the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) as well as a Certified Environmental Accessibility Consultant (CEAC) via VGM Live at Home.
Clayton throughout his career has worked with individuals with disabilities to evaluate, determine and obtain assistive technology that can assist them in improving their capabilities and independence. His approach to service provision draws from the paradigms of Independent Living philosophy and Person Centered Planning. Clayton took over as AzTAP’s Program Director in August of 2020.