Transitioning Students Using AAC

Transitioning Students Using AAC:  Strategies to Promote Full Inclusion –Monday, November 5, 2018

Part of the USSAAC Webinar Series

Presenter:  Tracy Rackensperger, PhD, holds a public service faculty position within the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, Institute on Human Development and Disability at the University of Georgia. Dr. Rackensperger has conducted a number of research studies, including published scholarly works regarding transition and people with disabilities.  Dr. Rackensperger has personally used AAC for over 35 years.

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.

Seminar Objectives:  Participants will learn: 1) To identify strategies to support students using AAC in living fully inclusive lives. 2) To describe how using person-centered planning, strengths-based approaches, self-advocacy / self-determination building activities play significant roles in the lives of students using AAC. 3) To explain how I was able to reach my potential.

USSAAC Education Committee:  Sarah Blackstone, Betsy Caporale, Gretchen Cole-Lade, Amy Goldman, Amanda Hettenhausen, Mike Hipple, Richard Hurtig, Stephanie Meehan, Wendy Quach, Lisa Timm

ASHA CEUs: 

  • Administrative fees for ASHA CEUs are included in your USSAAC membership. For non-members, the cost is $25.
  • ASHA CEUs are only available for those attending the live webinar.
  • More CEU Information on the USSAAC website.

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