ECHO AAC Families is open to individuals who use AAC and their families.
ECHO AAC Families is specifically designed connect individuals who use AAC and their families with other families across the state. ECHO AAC families aims to encourage families to meet others who are using AAC and share knowledge on how to best support AAC use.
ECHO AAC Families meets every other Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (CST) via Zoom video conferencing. The structure of the ECHO sessions includes 45 minutes of presentations from experts in AAC and 45-minutes of collective ECHO problem solving for ongoing AAC challenges that individuals who use AAC and their families are experiencing.
Individuals and families are encouraged to join for all sessions or only the ones that work within their schedules.
ECHO AAC Families-Fall 2021 Schedule
- Wednesday 8/4, 6:00-7:30
Presenter: Mike & Sue Hipple
Topic: Learning from the Perspective of an AAC User
- Wednesday 9/1, 6:00-7:30
Presenter: Abygail Marx, MS, CCC-SLP
Topic: Setting up AAC Equipment for Success in School
- Wednesday 10/6, 6:00-7:30
Presenter: Brenna Murray-Bain, MS, CCC-SLP
Topic: Advocating for AAC in the IEP
- Wednesday 11/3, 6:00-7:30
Presenter: Sarah Marshall, MA, CCC-SLP
Topic: Supporting Health Literacy via AAC
- Wednesday 12/1, 6:00-7:30
Presenter: Catherine Kanter, MS, CCC-SLP
Topic: AAC for the Holidays
During each ECHO session we will present a case study portion where a de-identified example of an AAC user and their family’s experience is presented for discussion, group problem-solving, and ideas from everyone on the session.
If you would be interested in anonymously sharing about your experience or asking questions to the group for problem solving, please fill out the following form.
Submit a Case