AAC and the Transition to Adulthood

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Live Broadcast
Webinar Code: AT18-WEB22-LB
Webinar Fee: $39

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Overview

This webinar will look at some common myths about AAC, considerations for students nearing transition to adulthood, and funding sources for AAC in both the school-age and adult populations. Documentation of AAC in the IEP/ISP will be addressed, as well as the vocabulary needs of adult AAC users for both work and relationships.

It will also address AAC for telecommunication to support inclusion, self advocacy, and participation in work. Information will be provided about the role the AT Act programs can play in ensuring access to information, technical assistance, and device loans to support successful AAC transition.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to name three potential funding sources for AAC after transition from high school to adult services.
  2. Participants will create a plan for documentation of AAC technology and skills to ensure the successful transfer of information regarding AAC to adult service providers.
  3. Participants will be able to name three ways in which AAC can be used to participate in telecommunication to support independence in the adult world.

Speaker

Kathryn Helland

Kathryn Helland, MS, CCC-SLP
Temple University Institute on Disabilities
Ms. Helland is the AAC Services Coordinator at the Institute. She provides information, AAC evaluations and AT consults to consumers of Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT). Kathryn is a certified speech-language pathologist and has worked with individuals with autism spectrum disorders and complex communication needs. She received her bachelor's degree from Oberlin College and her Master's in Communication Disorders from William Paterson University.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: No
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No

Strand

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Target Audience

Accessibility Professionals, AT Professionals, Higher Ed Personnel

Experience Level

Intermediate

Content Area

Basic Communication Process Area

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