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November 2018

Hosting Transitioning Students Using AAC: Strategies to Promote Full Inclusion

November 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This session will provide school system personnel, therapists, and families with strategies to support students using AAC in living fully inclusive lives post-graduation. Options ranging from supported to independent living, from inclusive post-secondary education (ISPE) to college degree programs, and from supported to customized employment, will be discussed. Additionally, this session will engage participants to discover how using person-centered planning, strengths-based approaches, self-advocacy / self-determination building activities play significant roles in the lives of students using AAC. Continuing Education Documents… Read More »

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Membership Committee Meeting

November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Regular monthly meeting

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January 2019

2019 ATIA Conference

January 30 - February 2
Caribe Royale All-Suite Resort & Convention Center, 8101 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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Join Some of the Most Influential People in Assistive Technology Community.

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PRE-9W: AAC: Interprofessional Practice, Clinical Innovations and Evidence Based Practice

January 30 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Caribe Royale All-Suite Resort & Convention Center, 8101 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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USSAAC, the US Society for AAC, is pleased to co-sponsor this pre-conference seminar. USSAAC members receive 5% off registration for this seminar.

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March 2019

An introduction to non-invasive brain-computer interface techniques for AAC

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Individuals with neuromotor impairments such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and locked insyndrome can present with a range of impairments impacting AAC intervention. To help support AACaccess, this seminar will provide an overview of non-invasive brain-computer interface (BCI)techniques for individuals with severe physical impairment, along with assessment considerations,and future directions for integrating BCI into clinical practice.

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April 2019

AAC Disaster Relief Committee Meeting

April 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Monthly Committee Meeting.

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Officer’s Meeting

April 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Officers of USSAAC meet to discuss organizational business

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May 2019

Mental Health and Students with Complex Communication Needs: Let’s Talk About it!

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mental health as an area of concern and focusing schools is being recognized around the world.There is a growing understanding that emotionally healthy students are more likely to be successfulin school and in life. But what of students who require AAC?This session will raise this issue through stories shared by augmented speakers and connect this tothe newly revised Communication Bill of Rights (Brady, et al., 2016).

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June 2019

Global Systems: Design and Use of Symbols that Reflect Local Language and Culture

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We will explore the development and use of AAC symbols across diverse languages and cultures.
The experience of developing the Arabic Tawasol open symbol set led directly to the creation of
Global Symbols with participatory approaches to localization and contextualization of symbols to
reflect community needs. All symbols, tools and training resources are published openly, resulting
in collaboration with international agencies to increase AAC usage globally.

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July 2019

Outline of 2019 Changes to New York Medicaid SGD Guidelines

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On August 1, 2019, NY Medicaid will begin use of revised SGD guidelines. This seminar will review the changes to the required SLP evaluation, trial and report to allow the transition to the new guidelines be as smooth as possible.

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