Date: 3/31/2022 Time: 3:30-4:30 Location: internet Type: Webinar
This AAC group social meeting is a creative idea to connect AAC users, their families and providers in a fun interactive video chat environment! Karanveer is an expert and very social AAC user who hopes to provide a friendly online forum to support AAC users and their families during this challenging time of hybrid learning and social distancing. We have selected some discussion topics to kick off the meetings this spring as well as the usual conversation starter questions for each session. The goal is to give an opportunity for each AAC user, family members and providers to share their feelings, experiences and ideas with the group. Karanveer will be ready to answer any questions from the participants and plan future sessions based on the needs and interests expressed by the group. Rose will take notes on a shared google doc on any resources or ideas shared that would benefit the group. Come join us!
- Participants will share their personal experiences of using/supporting AAC devices in an online learning model.
- Participants will explain how to feature match and choose AAC devices and how to create a success team for AAC users.
Karanveer is a charismatic young man living with cerebral palsy who communicates primarily with a dynamic eye gaze communication system. He is a college student and business owner who enjoys sharing how Assistive Technology has helped him overcome his disability to more fully participate in his family life, school and community. His goals are to be successful as a professional movie editor and help other people with disabilities. His business, Handsomejatt Consulting Services, includes contracts for film editing, speaking and consulting for local school districts and other professional organizations in Washington State. He has presented as a keynote speaker, facilitated webinars and engaged many audiences with his interactive Question and Answer sessions. Karanveer will capture your heart and inspire you as he shares how assistive technology has changed his life and helped him communicate with the world.
Rose Racicot, MS, OTR/L
Rose is an OT and Assistive Technology Specialist in Bellevue School District and at the Special Education Technology Center at CWU with 34 years of experience. Her passion is to help school districts and educators implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles to create inclusive classrooms for all students to succeed. Rose facilitates learning experiences on UDL, literacy support software, educational iPad apps, and accessibility features across platforms at the local, state, and national level both in-person and through remote learning.
Email Sue Wright at the SETC office
Clock hours for this webinar and others in this series are available from ESD105 for a small fee. The following Professional Development Enroller link provides more information about clock hours: https://www.pdenroller.org/cwu/catalog/161162