A Conversation With People Who Use AAC
May 31, 2016
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. ET
Sponsored by SIG 12 Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
This exciting event will provide the opportunity to chat with three past recipients of the Edwin and Esther Prentke AAC Distinguished Lecture, a lecture sponsored by SIG 12 at the annual ASHA Convention since 1997. A person who uses an AAC system always delivers this lecture. The following panelists are experts in discussing the importance of role models, the challenges in building a support network, the role of communication partners, and the future of the field of AAC. Chatting with these distinguished lecturers will be insightful and informative. The following panelists will be available to answer questions:
- Christopher Klein, 2013 recipient, is the past president of U. S. Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC), the founder of the Building Connections With Others Through Mentoring & Education About AAC (BeCOME:AAC) blog, and a TED speaker. Chris lives in Michigan.
- Robert O’Gurek, 2007 recipient, is owner and web designer of O’Gurek’s Web Design & Services. Bobby lives in Pennsylvania.
- Rick Creech, 2004 recipient, is an educational consultant with the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network. Rick lives in Pennsylvania.
This free event is open to all ASHA members (it is not offered for CEUs).