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Medical Grade Assistive Technology
AbleNet's ableSAFE assistive technology complies with Europe's Medical Device Regulation (MDR) requirements and is listed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States. AbleNet's rigorous testing protocols, manufacturing quality standards, and proprietary processes are what make AbleNet assistive technology ableSAFE.
In this Remarkable Idea students will make containers with a picture and special message for Father's Day.
In this Remarkable Idea, students can take be part of the school talent show. Whether that be introducing the acts through a communication aid, or looking after the special effects. Here a Student can control the background pictures for the show as students perform.
AAC & Transition: Life Starts at twenty-one!
The transition to adulthood can be a time of peril. Teams do their best to consider transition goals in the IEP. However, not all issues receive focused attention. Some research shows that AAC users may only have 55% of the concepts needed in adulthood represented in their vocabulary set. This session will give a brief overview of the history of disability rights and access in the United States, with a focus on deinstitutionalization. We will cover topics such as vocabulary for sexuality and safety, vocabulary for reporting abuse, data privacy and potential environments for adult AAC users. This session will provide teachers, therapists, and caregiver some food for thought when it comes to considering the transition to adulthood.
Build Capacity in AAC Implementation Across Environments by Shifting Mindsets
The need to build capacity while supporting students with complex communication needs is critical. SLP’s and AAC teams need to deepen and expand their knowledge base in AAC implementation. Having the knowledge in the hands of one “expert” is not a sustainable model of support for AAC. To ensure a larger impact, we must move to a model that builds capacity. What tools and strategies can we use to shift the current “expert” mindset? Examples of how multiple district level teams embraced a capacity building model supported by a county level AAC team will be shared. Participants will be encouraged to consider their current state and determine what shifts can be made toward a capacity building model.