April 4, 2013

Registration ends tomorrow for Augmentative, Alternative Communication workshop

An Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Workshop will be held at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) April 11-12.

The workshop will examine how to link components of AAC assessment to AAC interventions for children with all types of disabilities. Attendees have the option of attending one or both of the training events.

The event will kick off on Thursday, April 11, when Erin Richardson, co-director for Advocacy, Special Education Advocacy Center, will present “Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities – the Legal Ins and Outs.”

This presentation is free and open to the public and will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. in Room 241 of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle Building, located at 110 Magnolia Circle. For planning purposes, registration is required at kc.vanderbilt.edu/registration by Friday, April 5.

The 2013 AAC Workshop “AAC Assessment: Making the Match” will be held Friday, April 12, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in VKC Room 241. Leading the workshop will be Karen Casey, who has more than 25 years of experience working with assistive technology and AAC. Workshop registrants will receive 0.6 ASHA Continuing Education credits.

Registration for the full-day workshop is $175 for professionals, $50 for students and parents, or a group rate of $125 for two or more from the same school or agency. Fee includes lunch, breaks and instructional resources.

Paid registration can be completed at kc.vanderbilt.edu/registration by the Friday, April 5, deadline. Space is limited.

In addition to VKC, event co-sponsors are the Department of Special Education, Peabody College; Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center; Vanderbilt Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Training Program; and the Technology Access Center.

For more information, call 322-8240.