AAC Talks 2023 - AAC Unleashed: Empowering Diverse Communicators

Welcome to AAC Talks Spring 2023 Web Conference!

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8:45 am - 10:00 AM

Keynote: Advocacy, Activism, Ableism: Honoring Differences While Increasing Quality of Life
Presenters: Yoosun Chung & Sarah Blackstone

10:15 am - 11:15 am - Concurrent Sessions

2A. Teaming Unleashed: Empowering Communication Partners to Support AAC Users
Presenter: Elisa Wern

2B. Unleashing AAC in the Autistic Support Classroom: Being Open to New Possibilities!
Presenter: Jayna Greenfield (IU 28)

2C. Unleashing the Full Power of Communication: Diversifying the Means
Presenters: Becca Hoke, Darlette Navrotski, Amanda Samperi, Brad Whitmoyer (PRC-Saltillo)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Concurrent Sessions

3A. Teaching Across Subjects and Across AAC Systems
Presenter: Talya Kemper

3B. Building Connections through Diversity and Bilingualism in AAC
Presenter: Andrea King (Smartbox)

3C. Using a Collaborative Approach to AAC to Achieve Team Buy-In
Presenter: Daniéle Raniere (Talk-to-Me Technologies)

1:30 pm - 3:45 pm - Concurrent Session

4A. [A 2-hour session] AAC for ALL: Culturally and Linguistically Affirming Services
Presenter: Gloria Soto

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Concurrent Session

4B. An Introduction to STEM, CS, and Coding for Educators Supporting Diverse Communicators
Presenters: Andrea Zern (IU 8), Dana Vermilya (IU 17), Lauren Walker (IU 24)

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm - Concurrent Sessions

5A. Shaping AAC Systems to Empower Diverse Communicators
Presenters: Rachael Smolen (IU 22) & Lauren (Enders) Gonzales (IU 22)

5B. Using Page Sets Designed to Help Learners with Complex Access Needs Develop Language
Presenter: Jared Harnish (Tobii DynaVox)