ECHO AAC Families

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Audience Icon - redECHO AAC Families is open to individuals who use AAC and their families.

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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.

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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.

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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

To join ECHO AAC Families, please send an email with your name and interest to: echoaac@waisman.wisc.edu

Learn More IconDuring 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.
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HUB Team

Allison Ackerman, MS, CCC-SLP

Position title: Speech-Language Pathologist

Mike Ales

Position title: Facilities Maintenance

Email: ales@waisman.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5883 / Mobile 608-516-8563

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 202

Grace Anders

Position title: iPSC/Gene Editing Service Staff

Email: gnanders@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-4911

Address:
1500 Highland Ave
Room 641c
Madison, WI 53705

Carrie Arneson, MS

Position title: UCEDD Associate Director

Email: clarneso@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5964

Address:
Waisman Center, Room S101D

Randolph Ashton, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Karla Ausderau, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Kinesiology

Madeline C. Barger, MS, LMFT, BCBA, CST

Position title: Lead Behavior Analyst, Teen/Adult Clinic Lead

Email: Madeline.barger@uwmf.wisc.edu

Erin Bartnick

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Social Work)

Craig Becker, MSSW

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Social Work)

Email: CBecker@uwhealth.org

Katie Benavente, PT, DPT

Position title: Physical Therapist

Jaclyn Bender, MS OTR/L

Position title: Occupational Therapist

Viridiana Benitez, PhD

Position title: Morse Scholar 2016–2017

Jaime Bergh, PsyD, BCBA

Position title: Licensed Psychologist and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst

Lauren Bishop, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Amy Blake Susnow, MD

Position title: Clinical Geneticist

Jody Bleck

Position title: Associate Director, Finance and Administration

Email: jpbleck@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5900

Address:
Waisman Center, Room T201C

Camryn Bockelmann, SLP, CFY

Position title: Speech-Language Pathologist Fellow

Daniel Bolt, PhD

Position title: Nancy C. Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Educational Psychology

Laura Bradley, MS

Position title: Manager, Clinical Translation Core

Therese Breunig, RD, CD, CLC

Position title: Metabolic Dietitian

Nicole Brys, MPH

Position title: ECHO Coordinator

Email: nabrys@wisc.edu

Karen Carpenter, MS, CRC, LPC

Position title: Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Melisa Carrasco McCaul, MD, PhD

Position title: Neonatal Neurologist, Epileptologist

Theresa Cassel, MOTR/L, ATP

Position title: Occupational Therapist

Pelin Cengiz, MD

Position title: Professor, Pediatrics

Qiang Chang, PhD

Position title: Professor, Medical Genetics and Neurology

Christopher L. Coe, PhD

Position title: Professor Emeritus, Psychology

Leah Colligan, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC, IBCLC

Position title: Nurse Practitioner

Luis Columna, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Kinesiology

Emily Cowen, BS

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Lived Experience)

Hayley Crain, PsyD

Position title: Psychologist

Richard J Davidson, PhD

Position title: William James & Vilas Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry

Leann Smith DaWalt, PhD

Position title: Director, University Center for Excellence In Developmental Disabilities

Doug Dean III, PhD

Position title: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Medical Physics

Erik W. Dent, PhD

Position title: Professor, Neuroscience

Jon Douglas, AuD, CH-TM

Position title: Audiologist

Nicoletta Drilias, RD, CD

Position title: Metabolic Dietitian

Meggan Dubin, MA, BCBA

Position title: Behavior Analyst

Waverly Duck, PhD

Position title: Morse Scholar 2013–2014

Maureen S. Durkin, PhD, DrPH

Position title: Evan and Marion Helfaer Professor of Public Health and Chair, Population Health Sciences and Pediatrics

Spencer Eckerty

Position title: Business Office Support Specialist

Email: seckerty@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-1656

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 202

Ed Esbeck

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Lived Experience)

Peter Ferrazzano, MD

Position title: Professor, Pediatrics

Lauren Fetsko, DO

Position title: Rehabilitation Medicine

Angela Fick, NP

Position title: Subject Matter Expert (Nursing)

Email: afick@mcw.edu

Lauren Foley, MS, CCC-SLP

Position title: Speech-Language Pathologist

Gina Forte, DO

Position title: Child Psychiatrist

Laura Friedman, MS

Position title: Morse Scholar 2016–2017

Molly Gard, RN, BSN

Position title: Nurse

Cheryl Ginther, PT, DPT

Position title: Physical Therapist

Scott Gletty-Syoen

Position title: Information Technology

Email: scottgs@waisman.wisc.edu

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 245

H. Hill Goldsmith, PhD

Position title: Antoine Bascom Professor & Leona Tyler Professor of Psychology

Timothy M. Gomez, PhD

Position title: Professor, Department of Neuroscience

Jose Guerrero, MS

Position title: Morse Scholar 2018-2020

Dan Guilfoil

Email: dguilfoil@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-5763

Tracy L. Hagemann, PhD

Position title: Associate Research Professor

Aviad Hai, PhD

Position title: Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Julie Hajewski, NP

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Nursing)

Email: jhajewski@wisc.edu

April Hall, PhD, MS, CGC

Position title: Clinic Coordinator, Genetic Counselor

April Hall, PhD, MS, CGC

Position title: Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert (Genetic Counselor)

Email: alhall2@wisc.edu

Anne Harris, PhD, MPH, RD

Position title: LEND Director

Sigan Hartley, PhD

Position title: Professor, 100 Women Distinguished Chair in Human Ecology

Kellie Haugen, MS, CCC-SLP

Position title: Speech-Language Pathologist

Lynn Havemann, MA

Position title: Family Navigator and Outreach Specialist

Liz Hecht

Position title: Parent Projects Coordinator

Melissa Henning

Position title: Human Resources Manager

Email: melissa.henning@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-1388

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 253

Sonja Henry, MS, CGC

Position title: Genetic Counselor

Lizzie Hilvert, PhD

Position title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Anne Hinker, MS, CCC-SLP

Position title: Speech Language Pathologist

Libby Hladik, OT

Position title: Autism ECHO Coordinator

Lynn Hrabik, MPH, RD

Position title: ECHO Lead

Email: hrabik@wisc.edu

Zhen Huang, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Neurology

Edward Michael Hubbard, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Educational Psychology

Philip James, MD

Position title: Clinical geneticist

Ping Jiang, PhD

Position title: Manager

Email: pjiang39@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-9441

Address:
1500 Highland Ave
Room 622
Madison, WI 53705

Jeffrey Johnson, PhD

Position title: Professor, Pharmacy

Sterling C. Johnson, PhD

Position title: Professor, Department of Medicine

Axel Junker

Position title: Manager, Community Outreach Wisconsin

Ned H. Kalin, MD

Position title: Professor, Psychiatry

Jean Marie Kammer, RN

Position title: Nurse

Kathleen Kastner, MD

Position title: Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician

Rick Keir

Position title: Information Technology - Help Desk

Email: rdkeir@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-1000

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 232

Clark Kellogg

Position title: Media Specialist

Email: kellogg@waisman.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-8726

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 240

Elizabeth Kellom, MS, CGC

Position title: Genetic Counselor

Kim M. Keppler-Noreuil, MD

Position title: Clinical Geneticist

Alanna M. Kessler-Jones, PsyD

Position title: Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Karla M. Knobel, PhD

Position title: Cellular Imaging and Analysis Manager

Email: kknobel@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-2280

Address:
Waisman Center
1500 Highland Ave
Room T605
Madison, WI 53705

Lisa Koob, MSW

Position title: Social Worker

Kayla Kristensen, MS, CCC-SLP

Position title: Speech-Language Pathologist

Ashley Kuhl, MS, CGC

Position title: Genetic Counselor

Janet E. Lainhart, MD

Position title: Psychiatrist and Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health

Mary Leatherman-Roberts, BS

Position title: Treatment Specialist

Emily Leclerc

Position title: Science Writer

Email: ecleclerc@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-0943

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 227

Pao Lee

Position title: Grants Administration

Email: paolee@waisman.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-6903

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 273

Yi-Tang Lee, PhD

Position title: hPSC Manager

Email: ylee864@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-9441

Address:
1500 Highland Ave
Room 641c
Madison, WI 53705

Janet M. Legare, MD

Position title: Pediatrician, Clinical Professor

Brian Leitzke, MS

Position title: Morse Scholar 2013–2016

Alyssa Lentine

Position title: iPSC/Gene Editing Service Staff

Email: lentine@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-4911

Address:
1500 Highland Ave
Room 641C
Madison, WI 53705

James J. Li, PhD

Position title: A. A. Alexander Associate Professor, Psychology and Psychiatry

Shuang Liu, PhD

Position title: Data Scientist

Emily Lorang, MS, CCC-SLP

Position title: Morse Scholar 2018-2021

Brynna Lunde, BS

Position title: Treatment Specialist

Sharon Luu, MGCS, CGC

Position title: Genetic Counselor

Amy Lyle, MSSW

Position title: Social Worker

Heather Mabie

Position title: Grants Administration

Email: hmabie@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-261-1514

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 265

Brendan MaGee

Position title: Treatment Specialist

Marsha R. Mailick, PhD

Position title: Emeritus Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

Mary Marcus, MS, RDN, CSP, CD

Position title: Dietitian

Tim Markle

Position title: Southern Regional Center Director

Jill Markus, RN

Position title: Nurse

Laurie Matzdorf, MS, CCC-SLP

Position title: Speech-Language Pathologist

Rosie Mayo, NPN

Position title: Nurse Practitioner

Kristin McArdle, MSSW

Position title: Social Worker

Andrew McCormick, MD

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Pediatrics)

Brianna McMillan, PhD

Position title: Morse Scholar 2013–2016

Cassie Meffert, PA-C, AQH

Position title: Physician Assistant

Albee Messing, VMD, PhD

Position title: Professor Emeritus, Comparative Biosciences

Stephen Meyn, MD, PhD

Position title: Clinic Director

Iulia Mihaila, PhD

Position title: Morse Scholar 2015–2017

Michelle Minter, MS, CCC-SLP

Position title: Speech-Language Pathologist

Peggy Modaff, MS, CGC

Position title: Genetic Counselor

Darcie L. Moore, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Neuroscience

Mollie Moore, PhD

Position title: Morse Scholar 2013–2015

Brooke Mortensen

Position title: ECHO Recruitment Support

Email: bmmortensen@wisc.edu

Arezoo Movaghar, MS

Position title: Morse Scholar 2016–2018

Molly Murphy, PhD, BCBA-D

Position title: Behavior Analyst, Program Director

AJ Naatz, MEd

Position title: ECHO Content Expert

Molly Naef, DNP

Position title: Parent

Abby Neisius, PsyD

Position title: Psychologist

Maria Nogueron

Position title: Chair, Constituent Advisory Committee

Lisa Obernolte, MS, RD, CD

Position title: Metabolic Dietitian

Haley Olig

Position title: Accountant

Email: holig2@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-5910

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 202

Robert Olson, PhD

Position title: Associate Researcher

Email: rolson@waisman.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-3075

Teresa Palumbo

Position title: Communications Manager

Email: palumbo@waisman.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5837

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 239

Jules Panksepp, PhD

Position title: Behavioral Services Manager

Ben Parrell, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Paola Perez, MSSW

Position title: Social worker

Tonia Peters

Position title: Grants Administration

Email: tpeters2@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-1405

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 265

Rista Plate, MS

Position title: Morse Scholar 2016–2019

Amy Plica

Position title: ECHO Content Expert

Seth Pollak, PhD

Position title: Vaughan Bascom Professor of Psychology and Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics

Ron Pomper, MS

Position title: Morse Scholar 2017–2019

Aracely Portillo

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Lived Experience, Family Navigation)

Email: aracely.portillo@wisc.edu

Bethany Prevost, MS, CCC-SLP

Position title: Speech-Language Pathologist

Email: brprevost@wisc.edu

Anjali Rao, MD

Position title: Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician

Matthew Rasberry, RD, CNSC

Position title: Metabolic Dietitian

Maryann Rehani, MPH

Position title: Project Coordinator

William Rhead, MD, PHD

Position title: Clinical Geneticist

Charlene Rivera-Bonet

Position title: Science Writer

Email: riverabonet@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-1033

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 227

Abbas Rizvi, PhD

Position title: Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

Geovanna Rodriguez , PhD

Position title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Ari Rosenberg, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Computational Neuroscience

Linda Rowley

Position title: Web Manager

Email: rowley@waisman.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5973

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 229

Eric Rubenstein, PhD

Position title: Postdoctoral Fellow 2017–2019, Morse Scholar 2017–2019

Eric Rubenstein, PhD

Position title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Jenny Saffran, PhD

Position title: Letters & Science Mary Herman Rubinstein Professor, Psychology

Krishanu Saha, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Julie A. Schears

Position title: Outreach Specialist

Marybeth Schlueter

Position title: Administrative Assistant, Autism Treatment Programs

Stephan Schmid

Position title: Treatment Specialist

Charlene Schulz, MS, CGC

Position title: Genetic Counselor

Emily Schumacher, DNP, RN, CPNP

Position title: Nurse Practitioner

Michelle Schumacher, MSSW

Position title: Social Worker

Jess Scott Schwoerer, MD

Position title: Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert (Medical Geneticist)

Email: jscottschwoerer@mcw.edu

Jennifer Seale, PhD, CCC-SLP

Position title: Clinic Director

Lynne Sears, CPNP

Position title: Nurse Practitioner

Kristin Shutts, PhD

Position title: Professor, Psychology

Cory Smid, MGCS, CGC

Position title: Genetic Counselor

Cheryl Soref

Position title: iPSC/Gene Editing Service Staff

Email: cmsoref@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-4911

Address:
1500 Highland Ave
Room 641c
Madison, WI 53705

André Sousa, PhD

Position title: Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

Brittany St. John, MS, OTR/L

Position title: Morse Scholar 2017-2020

Lindsey Stanek, PT, DPT

Position title: Physical Therapist

Kerry Stanhope, OTR/L

Position title: Occupational Therapist

Maria Stanley, MD

Position title: Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician

Jennifer Stengrevics, PAC

Position title: Subject Matter Expert (Physician Assistant)

Email: jstengrevics@mcw.edu

Kalyn Stroik, MS, CGC

Position title: Genetic Counselor

Mariah Stuckey

Position title: Human Resources Generalist

Email: mvginter@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5671

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 251

Olivia Surgent

Position title: Morse Scholar 2019-2022

Kate Szidon, MS

Position title: ECHO Facilitator, Lead, and Content Expert

Erin Thomson, MSW, LCSW

Position title: Social Worker, Parent Coach

Janet Torkildson

Position title: Financial Specialist

Email: torkildson@waisman.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5910

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 202

Brittany G. Travers, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Kinesiology

Christie Turcott, MS, CGC

Position title: Genetic Counselor

Jason Turowetz, PhD

Position title: Morse Scholar 2013–2016

Melissa Villegas, MD

Position title: Rehabilitation Medicine

Houri K. Vorperian, PhD

Position title: Senior Scientist, Waisman Center

Lily Wagner, PhD, BCBA

Position title: A&DD Clinic Director

Alyssa Walsh, PhD

Position title: Psychologist, School-age Clinic Lead

Martha Walter, PhD

Position title: Psychologist

David Wargowski, MD

Position title: Clinical Geneticist

Sara Warner, PsyD

Position title: Psychologist

Katelyn Watkin, MS, CGC

Position title: Genetic Counselor

Bryn D Webb, MD, FACMG

Position title: Medical Geneticist

Jacob Werla

Position title: Information Technology

Email: werla@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-3467

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 238

Donna Werling, PhD

Position title: Assistant Professor, Genetics

Patience White, MD

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Pediatrics)

Katie Williams, MD, PhD

Position title: Medical Genetics Fellow

Ida Winters

Position title: Parent, Family Engagement Specialist

Email: iwinters@wisc.edu

Justin Wolter, PhD

Position title: Assistant Professor, Medical Genetics

Choutae Yang

Position title: Grants Administration

Email: cyang96@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 261-1514

Yingnan Yin

Position title: iPSC Service Staff

Email: yyin8@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-4911

Address:
1500 Highland Ave
Room 641c
Madison, WI 53705

Frank Yokosh, RN

Position title: Nurse

Jeung Yoon, PhD

Position title: Psychologist

Su-Chun Zhang, MD, PhD

Position title: Professor, Neuroscience and Neurology

Xinyu Zhao, PhD

Position title: Professor, Neuroscience, Jenni & Kyle Professor

Sara Zoran, MS, CGC

Position title: Genetic Counselor

Sara Zoran, MS, CGC

Position title: Facilitator, Subject Matter Expert (Genetic Counselor)

Email: zoran@wisc.edu

Lisa Zurbuchen, MA, BCBA

Position title: Behavior Analyst