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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Closing the Gap 2012: October 17-19 (Minneapolis, MN)

Over 200 presentation and hands-on lab hours that describe and/or demonstrate successful applications of assistive technology for persons with disabilities will be held during the three days of the conference. Click HERE to download the brochure.

Wednesday through Friday, October 17-19, 2012


CTG Regular conference presentations will be announced August 1, 2012. 

Twenty-one, full-day, in-depth preconference workshops (Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 15-16; additional fees) will be presented by experts in the field in very practical and effective ways.  CLICK HERE for all the preconference details (prepare to crave)

Some personal favs:
  • Multi-Modal Communication Strategies for Children Who Have Complex Communication Needs PODD Communication Books (Two-Day Introductory Workshop; Linda J. Burkhart)
  • Beyond Wants and Needs: Supporting Social Interactions Between Students with Autism and Their Peers (Pat Mirenda)
  • Jumpstarting AAC: From Light Tech to iPad to Devices (Pati King DeBaun)
  • i (Need To) Customize  (Judith P. Sweeney)
  • Secrets of the Balanced Literacy Club: Apps Included! (Caroline Musselwhite)
  • And many more (SLPs, OTs, Educators, AT specialists, software developers): Eric Sailers, Karen Kangas, Dan Herlihy, David Niemeijer / Mark Coppin / Bonnie Johnson, et. al., Dave L. Edyburn,  Elizabeth (Libby) S. Rush / Celeste Helling / Lori Dahlquist, et. al, Karen M. Casey, Christine Roman Lantzy, Lisa Rotelli,  Paul Hamilton, Susan Norwell / Judy Lariviere, Denise C. DeCoste / Linda Bastiani Wilson, Keri Huddleston / Moira Soulia / Teru Langsdale, Mo Buti / Katharina I. Boser (forgive me if I've overlooked some presenter names...)

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