About Cognitopia

Where self-determination comes to life™

Our Mission

LIVES IN EACH OF US


Improve independence, self-determination, and transition success for individuals with autism and other cognitive disabilities while enhancing support from others in their lives who help and guide them.

Our History

IT ALL STARTED WITH 2 BROTHERS


Cool Timeline

1980
January 1

1980’s through 2012

Tom and brother James
Tom Keating is primary caregiver for his brother James, who had Autism.  James passed away in 2012.  Now, his memory lives on in the work of Cognitopia.
1990
June 1

EARLY 1990’s

UO PhD
Keating earned his doctorate in special education and rehabilitation from the University of Oregon.
2000
January 1

2000

Assistech Systems-established-2000
ASSISTECH SYSTEMS LLC, the research development company, gets established.
2003
January 1

2003

Cognitopia-starts-2003
COGNITOPIA SOFTWARE, the commercial company, starts up.
2009
January 1

2009

PicturePlanner - 1st Cognitopia Software Product
Picture Planner App, a visual calendaring software, gets developed. This is the first commercially sold product.
2014
January 1

2014

ID8 Pre-accelerator-2014
Keating enrolls in ID8 Pre-accelerator through local business development nonprofit FertiLab Thinkubator.
March 4

2014 – 2015

1st New Employees
First 4 employees join; a business management person, lead engineer, UX Designer, and Marketing and Communications Coordinator. They are brought on to help build Assistech Systems and Cognitopia. Additionally, company leadership graduates from 12-week Eugene Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN) mentorship and business development program.
2015
January 1

2015

MyLife and Goal Guide-2015
MyLife and Goal Guide, the first 2 web-enabled products are developed.
2016
January 1

2016

Routines developed-2016
Routines Application Developed and the rest of the software platform suite is growing.
2018
June 6

2018

Eric C. Smith, COO - Join to Grow Business starting mid-2018
New Chief Operating Officer (COO), Eric C. Smith, and veteran software industry entrepreneur, added for Assistech Systems, LLC. and Cognitopia, LLC.  His main goal: To transition Cognitopia from R&D to Commercial Viability, allowing more people across the nation to benefit from Cognitopia’s assistive software technology.
2020
October 1

2020

Cognitopia company converted from LLC to INC-2020
Cognitopia, LLC. converts to Cognitopia Inc. and Assistech Systems, LLC transfers rights of IP to Cognitopia.
2021
January 15

2021

CVS and Cognitopia Partnership-2021
CVS Health formally announces their partnership with Cognitopia.  ––– CVS Health wrote, ❝We are excited to announce our collaboration with the Cognitopia platform…  Together we have taken an innovative approach to learning, remotely or in person, with ❝ a job coach in your pocket ❞ virtual platform concept.  This approach allows program participants to guide themselves through the roles and responsibilities of a CVS Store Team Member in a unique manner.❞

Meet our frontline team.


Built on everything we learned from Research and Professional use, Cognitopia makes life easier.
Tom Keating-headshot

Tom Keating
CEO, Founder

Eric Smith-headshot

Eric Smith
COO

Phil Hayes-headshot

Phil Hayes
Sales

Nate Emerson-headshot

Nate Emerson
Videographer