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Virtual Day with the Experts: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
October 15, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 amFree
Learn about the latest advances in augmentative and alternative communication and hear from a panel of experts — individuals who use AAC and family members.
Saturday, October 15, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Live via Zoom
|When:||Saturday, October 15, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
|Where:||Live Online via Zoom – Register to obtain Zoom code|
|About:||Learn about the latest advances in augmentative and alternative communication and hear from a panel of experts — individuals who use AAC and family members.|
|Registration:||Click here to register|
|Live Broadcast:||Live Online via Zoom – Register to obtain Zoom code|
|Download:||2022 Program & Schedule (pdf)
Schedule & Program
|9:00–9:15 am||Welcome & Update on AAC Program
Jennifer Seale, PhD, CCC-SLP, Director, Communication Aids & Systems Clinic
|9:15–9:45 am||A Drive Through AAC Communities: Learning Why it is so Important to be in Communities on this Journey|
Mike Hipple, self-advocate
An overview by Mike Hipple, a young man with a physical disability who has used assistive technology
and AAC since 1998 to communicate with his family and community. He is an active and engaged
member of the AAC community and started the Wisconsin AAC Network in 2015 to help everyone have a
voice in the AAC and assistive technology communities. He will share about AAC resources in Wisconsin
and at the national level that help families connect and create communities around AAC
|9:45–10:15 am||Literacy for AAC Users|
Lauramarie Pope. MS, CCC-SLP & Savanna Brittlebank, MS, CCC-SLP, Penn State
The presentation will provide information about literacy for AAC users and utilizing existing literacy
features within current AAC systems. Tips and tricks to use at home in shared storybook reading will be
|10:15–11:00 am||PANEL DISCUSSION — A panel of experts that includes individuals who use AAC and family members
who share about their lived experiences