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March 2019

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

March 27, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Monthly Committee Meeting.

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Officer’s Meeting

April 15, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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September 2019

AAC Disaster Relief Committee, AAC and Disasters: Are You Ready?

September 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

All USSAAC stakeholder groups should prepare for disasters. This webinar focuses on actions/ resources key to disaster preparation, response, relief and recovery. We will highlight a family’s perspective and discuss the importance of planning, as well as staying flexible. We will also discuss long term recovery issues and the emotional toll disasters inflict on those impacted. All people who use AAC should have access to their communication tools at all times. Register for Webinar: September 2019 Webinar Registration PLEASE NOTE:…

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October 2019

Closing The Gap 2019

October 2, 2019 - October 4, 2019
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW
Prior Lake, MN 55372 United States
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My Story of How Getting A Speech Device Change My Life

October 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Growing up in the 1980s was challenging as child with cerebral palsy. I was smart, but I couldn’t talk, so nobody heard me. This is a story about how I learned how to communicate, first with symbols then with a speech device and how it changed my life.

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January 2020

ATIA Meeting

January 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Caribe Royale All-Suite Resort & Convention Center, 8101 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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ATIA USSAAC Meet-up 2020 PowerPoint Slides

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