Past Workshops & Presentations

2006

January 24, 2006

Tinley Park, IL

Starnet Workshop, Infinitec Southwest

Literacy for Young Children with Autism

 

January 25, 2006

Tinley Park, IL

Starnet Workshop, Infinitec Southwest

Autism and Literacy

 

January 26, 2006

Wood Dale, IL

Wood Dale School District #7

Autism and Literacy

 

January 27, 2006

Schaumburg, IL

District 54 Admin Center/Boardroom

Autism and Literacy

 

March 27, 2006

Topeka, KS

Assistive Technology Conference for Kansas State

Autism and AAC for Young Children

 

March 28, 2006

Topeka, KS

Assistive Technology Conference for Kansas State

Autism and Literacy

 

May 12, 2006

Columbus, OH

The Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence Disabilities (OCALI) Conference

AAC, Literacy, and Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

June 7 - 8, 2006

Hagerstown, MD

Washington County Public Schools

Teaching Students with Autism

 

October 18, 2006

Minneapolis, MN

Closing the Gap

Autism and Literacy

2004

January 27, 2004

Montgomery County Schools, Carl Sandburg Schools

AAC, Literacy and Autism

 

March 3, 2004

Children's Hospital, Norfolk, VA

AAC and Literacy for Children with Autism

 

March 13, 2004

Long Island, New York

Topic and location to be determined

 

August 16, 2004

Cleveland, Ohio

Embassy Suites Hotel Cleveland-Beachwood

AAC and Autism: Research to Practice

 

December 3, 2004

The Hilton New York

New York City, New York

Literacy and Autism

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2003

January 9-10, 2003
Connecticut SERC
Autism and AAC: Research to Practice for the New Millenium

March 5, 2003
Charles County MD Dept. of Special Education
Communication Strategies for Children with Autism

March 7, 2003
ASD Best Practices Interventions and Programs Child Development Initiative Marriott Hotel, Racine, WI
Autism Treatment: Best Practices

March 13, 2003
Ohio ACTE/SND (Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education Special Needs Division)
Supports for Employees with  Autism/Asperger's Syndrome

 

April 9-10, 2003
Dallas, TX, Region X
Autism and AAC: Research to Practice for the New Millennium

 

April 29, 2003
Maryland AT COOP (Visit Website)
Autism and Literacy: Writing and Communication Strategies

 

June 23-27, 2003

St. Mary's County Public Schools Summer Autism Training

 

July 7-11, 2003

Frederick County Public Schools Summer Autism Training

 

August 21, 2003

Maryland Special Schools Consortium

Towson University, Towson, MD

AAC for Positive Behavior Support

 

September 25, 2003

Hagerstown, MD

AAC and Autism for Positive Behavior Support (through the MD AT COOP)

 

October 2, 2003

Southeast Augmentative Communication Conference

Birmingham, Alabama

Engaging Children with Autism: Four AAC Strategies

 

October 14, 2003

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Closing the Gap, Preconference Workshop

Autism and AAC: Research to Practice Across the Life Span

 

October 16, 2003

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Closing the Gap

More AAC for Positive Behavior Support

 

October 31, 2003

Bowie, Maryland

C. Elizabeth Rieg Special School

AAC for Positive Behavior Support

 

November 21, 2003

Svolen, Slovakia

The 4th Central European Conference on Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Engaging Students with Autism Using AAC

 

November 22, 2003

Svolen, Slovakia

The 4th Central European Conference on Augmentative and Alternative Communication

An Overview of AAC and Autism

 

December 5, 2003

New York City, New York

AAC and Autism in the Big Apple

 

2002

June 16-17, 2002

Elizabeth Rieg Center, Bowie, MD (Prince George's County)

  • Day 1: Autism and Natural Aided Language
  • Day 2: The new Morning Circle Book, Make and Take

    June 24-25, 2002
    Maryland AT COOP, Savage, Maryland
  • Literacy for Students with Autism - Make and Take (Day 1 Reading)
  • Literacy for Students with Autism- Make and Take (Day 2 Writing)

    July 16-17, 2002
    St. Mary's County Department of Special Education
  • Day 1 Engineering the Environment for Children with Autism
  • Day 2 AAC for Positive Behavior Support

    August 10, 2002
    ISAAC (International Society for Augmentative & Alternative Communications)
    Odense, Denmark
    AAC Powered Classrooms for Children with Autism

    August 21, 2002
    Prince George's County Infants and Toddlers Programs
    The Morning Circle Book: Models of visual, hands-on activities for children with autism

    September 19, 2002
    Maryland AT COOP
    AAC for Positive Behavior Support

    October, 2002 (date to be announced)
    Southeast Augmentative Communication Conference (SEAC)
    Birmingham, Alabama

    October 23, 2002
    Closing the Gap, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Pre-conference workshop: AAC and Autism: Research and ationale for the New Millenium

    November 5, 2002
    Indiana State Autism Conference (PATINS)
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Autism and Augmentative Communication: Research and rationale for the new millenium

    November 26, 2002
    Prince George's County Infants and Toddlers Programs
    The New Morning Circle Book: Models of interactive, hands-on, activities for children with autism

  • 2001 November 17, 2001. American Speech and Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA. Systems Change in AAC

    July 20, 2001. AAC in the Mountains, Park City, UT. AAC for Positive Behavior Support

    June 26, 2001. St. Mary's County Department of Special Education. AAC and Autism: The Literacy-Communication Connection

    April 24, 2001. Make and Take: Maryland Rehabilitation Center, Baltimore, MD. AAC and Autism: Research, Protocols and Tools

    2000 January, 2000. Ohio SERCC Center
    Autism and AAC: Research Rationale and Practical Strategies
    Data Collection and AAC for Students with Autism
    1999 Amsterdam, Netherlands Dec. 28-30: Language Strategies for Children with Autism
    Autism and AAC: Research Rationale and Practical Strategies
    Data Collection and AAC for Students with Autism
      ElPaso TX, Nov. 11-12: Make and Take Technology tools for students with autism
    1998 Manila, Philippines: Bridges Foundation for Children with Disabilities
    CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disorders), and Department of Pediatrics, University of Philippines, Philippine General Hospital. Eight day workshop and seminar on augmentative and alternative communication for children with autism and developmental disabilities
    1995 "Parent - Professional Partnerships for Non-Verbal Children and Children with Autism"
    Council for Exceptional Children Division of Early Childhood International Conference, Orlando, Florida.
    "Practitioner-Family Collaboration in Language Intervention for Children with Autism"
    Autism Society of America Annual Conference
    Greensboro, NC.
    "Natural Aided Language Stimulation"
    Research Presentation, The Johns Hopkins University Spring Seminar Series.
    Workshop on Aided Language Stimulation and inclusion:
    Virginia Commonwealth University Early Childhood Technology Center, Richmond, VA.
    "Engineering your home environment for communication for your child with autism"
    Parent Workshop: Central Virginia Autism Society
    1994 "Thematic Curricular Units" (the development and implementation of inter-disciplinary units to promote inclusion while addressing basic IEP goals)
    "How-to" Presentation, Montgomery County Schools, Program for Students with Mental Retardation. (Summer and Fall, 1994)
    "Generating common languages-Coping with family stress"
    Workshop presentation -Maryland Augmentative Communication Association, 1994 Conference. .
    "Aided Language Stimulation and Inclusion"
    Workshop presentation -Maryland Speech and Hearing Association:
    "Creating Common languages for kids with autism and their peers: bells, boards, and bonding"
    Presentation at the Autism Society of America National Conference:
    1993 "How-to/Hands-on" presentation on Aided Language Stimulation
    Montgomery County Schools Summer in service for teachers of students with mental retardation
    "Using Pictureboards to include special students in the regular curriculum" Summer Seminar series.
    Workshop -Maryland State Department of Education and The Johns Hopkins University
    "Pictureboards and letterboards for inclusion and interaction"
    Workshop presentation- Maryland Augmentative Communication Association
    1992 "Counseling paradigms for families of individuals with autism and other communication challenges"
    Presentation at Medical College of Virginia and Virginia Department of Mental Retardation
    "Theoretical counseling paradigms for non-verbal children" "Integration and inclusion with wordboards, pictureboards and letterboards"
    Workshop presentation- Maryland Augmentative Communication Association
    Different and Special: A story of autism and inclusion
    Video sponsor- middle school student video production. (2nd place winner in county student video contest)
    1988 "The Arts and individuals with autism"
    Presentation at international symposium, Bittersweet Farms: A viable option for the 21st Century?" Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio, June, 1988. A symposium on living options for individuals with severe disabilities.
    1988 "Music as a vehicle for communication in autism"
    Presentation at the Ohio Council for Exceptional Children