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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Autism Speaks AT Series: FREE Webinar December 6!

Thursday, December 6th 4:00 Pacific (7PM EST)
Jennifer Leighton, M.A., CCC-SLP
From Pictures to Technology: Creating an Environment for Language Learning, Communication, and Independence

Join us for a webinar hosted by Jennifer Leighton, M.A., CCC-SLP to learn how to create an environment for language learning, communication, and independence.
Register today!
Jennifer joined the Cotting Consulting team at the Cotting School, in Lexington, Massachusetts, in May 2012. As part of this program Jennifer goes out to schools to teach strategies and best practices for technology integration and implementation, increasing staff comfort with higher-tech options. She provides staff education and therapeutic interventions.

Archived Webinars on AT in ASD from Autism Speaks:

How to Use Technology to Enhance Learning for People with ASD

Mark Mautone, Special Education Teacher 

On October 2nd, Mark Mautone's webinar covered the ways technology is being used to improve the life of people with autism spectrum disorder.
Mark has extensive knowledge in assistive technology that includes adapting curriculum, creating individualized technological curriculum using iWorks and iLife, and effectively harnessing standard curriculum with iPad/iPod Touch applications to create a seamless learning experience.
Didn't get a chance to see it? You can watch Mark's Webinar here!(you'll be asked for your email address. Mac users may need to install a player)
Click here to see the webinar overview.
Click here to see the webinar slides.
Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC), Evaluation and Treatment

Kate Grandbois, MS, CCC-SLP 
On November 14, Kate Grandbois, MS, CCC-SLP,  covered the different technologies that can help people with autism and how to request a Technology Assessment.
Kate is a certified and licensed speech and language pathologist who serves children and adults with developmental disabilities. Kate specializes in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), autism and related neurological disorders, speech and language disorders, and social skills development.
 Didn't get a chance to see it? You can watch Kate's Webinar here! (you'll be asked for your email address. Mac users may need to install a player)

Click here to see the webinar slides.
Click here to see a list of key words for AAC Evaluations.

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