Webinars

 

*Unless otherwise indicated, all ISAAC International webinars are recorded and will be made available in the Archived Webinars section for viewing.

 

Upcoming webinars

 

 

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Employees First: Employment for People Who Happen to Use AAC

October 12, 2022
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EDT

 

Presenters: Thanh Diep, Tracy Rackensperger PhD., Patrick Regan, Tyson Renze

Moderated By: Tina Moreno, M.A., CCC-SLP, ATP

 

About the presenters:

Thanh Diep is a Vietnamese American woman with Cerebral Palsy. She interacts with people with the assistance of her AAC device, an Accent 1400. She is a Bridge School alumnus and graduated from San Francisco State University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. She is a mentor to many, an artist, film maker and writer. She lives in San Francisco.

Tracy Rackensperger Ph.D. is a Public Service Assistant within the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, Institute on Human Development and Disability at the University of Georgia. Dr. Rackensperger has conducted a number of research studies, including published scholarly works regarding augmentative communication and people with disabilities. She has personally used AAC for over 35 years. She is a Project Co-Leader for Training and Dissemination with the RERC on AAC.

Patrick Regan is the Coordinator of Activities and Events for Bridging Communities Through Alternative Communication, an adult outreach program of the Bridge School. He is also the Senior Media Tech Coordinator for St. John Methodist Church in Anchorage, Alaska. Patrick has been using AAC since the age of two-and-a-half. He uses an Eyegaze Edge device, as well as other low tech communication strategies including spelling, partner assisted scanning and a trackball for computer access. Patrick has Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Tyson Renze works as a mentor to students who use AAC at The Bridge School where he also teaches a class on self-determination. He has used AAC since the age of three. He communicates using a Tobii Dynavox device accessed with eye gaze, a laptop with scanning that he accesses with a switch at his foot or knee and various low-tech tools.

 

Seminar description:

During this lively discussion about employment, four panelists will share their own unique experiences with conducting job searches, the interview process, securing supports in the work environment, relationships with coworkers and, yes, communication. These presenters all use AAC as their primary mode of communication and will detail the many ways they express themselves while working. Throughout this session they will highlight the importance of harnessing relationships at the outset with the job search while securing needed supports to ensure optimal work performance and building important partnerships with coworkers, supervisors and customers.

Webinar objectives: 

Participants will:
1. Identify three resources or tools designed to help people who use AAC in searching for employment.
2. Identify three strategies people who use AAC can use when preparing for a job interview.
3. Name three supports that individuals who use AAC can use at work to ensure success in fulfilling job expectations.
4. Describe the important role coworkers play in the work environment.

 

SLPs who are USSAAC/ISAAC members may have their participation in this webinar reported for ASHA CEUs at no charge. Non-members must pay a $25 reporting fee.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level; Professional area.)

 

Participants will:

  1. Identify three resources or tools designed to help people who use AAC in searching for employment.

  2. Identify three strategies people who use AAC can use when preparing for a job interview.

  3. Name three supports that individuals who use AAC can use at work to ensure success in fulfilling job expectations.

  4. Describe the important role coworkers play in the work environment.

 

Time ordered agenda:

5 minutes:   Introduction of speaker, USSAAC and topic

10 minutes: The job search and application process

10 minutes: Preparing for job interviews and meeting potential employers

10 minutes: Utilizing supports a work

10 minutes: Coworkers and everyday communication strategies

15 minutes: Wrap-up, Questions

 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) CEUs in speech-language pathology and audiology are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the CEU Participant Form from the ASHA Approved CE Provider, USSAAC. CEU Participant Forms are available onsite at Registration. ASHA CEUs are provided to full registrations. This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

 

ASHA disclosures:

Speakers financial:

Thanh Diep has no financial disclosures to report.

Tracy Rackensperger is a salaried faculty member at University of Georgia and compensated by RERC on AAC through Pennsylvania State University.

Patrick Regan has no financial disclosures to report. Tyson Renze has no financial disclosures to report.

Speakers non-financial:

Thanh Diep has no nonfinancial disclosures to report. Tracy Rackensperger is the President-Elect of USSAAC. Patrick Regan has no nonfinancial disclosures to report. Tyson Renze has no nonfinancial disclosures to report.

Moderator

Tina Moreno has no financial disclosures to report. She serves on the executive board of USSAAC (nonfinancial).

 

To register for this webinar please go to the following link:

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Kwoih-VsT9GJOmBLzdOKZA

 

Download the PDF flyer here.

 

Please note: Only the first 150 attendees to log into the webinar will be guaranteed spots.

 

 

 

 

Information about ISAAC webinars

ISAAC has, over the course of the past number of years, developed a significant capacity to host informative and well-attended webinars. This has been done in close collaboration with our friends and partners at both ISAAC-US (USSAAC), AAIDD and, more recently, ISAAC-Canada.

Important Update:

Beginning in January 2021, the majority of archived webinars will be moved to a new location in the Members Only area portion of our website.  (A number of webinars will continue to be publicly available here.)

What this change means is that now only members will be able to access the majority of our archived webinar recordings.

Registration for the majority of upcoming new webinars will be available from within the Members Only area, and a valid ISAAC member ID number will need to be entered at time of registration.

It is our hope that many of the people who have benefited from attending or viewing our webinars will become members of ISAAC in order to continue to enjoy this significant membership benefit. 

For information on becoming a member of ISAAC, click here

Thank you!

 

Information on ASHA CEUs for USSAAC webinars can be found on the USSAAC website, here

To request from ISAAC International a hosted or sponsored webinar, please return this form-fillable PDF with details of your proposed webinar and preferred time slot, to franklin@isaac-online.org.

PLEASE NOTE:  A copy of the form MUST first be downloaded and saved to your local computer prior to completing.

 

 

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