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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Schubring

AAC & AT Training Opportunities in 2020

Wow! It's hard to believe another year has come and gone. There are many exciting AT and AAC training opportunities going on in Wisconsin this year, so I'm going to highlight a few. If you know of more, please let me know and I will add them to the list!

*** DPI is sponsoring a two part webinar. Part 1: Assistive Technology 101 is featuring Paula Walser. This webinar is on January 21, 2020 from 3:30-5:00. The link is listed under the events tab and this webinar is FREE!

***February 24-25 the CESA 6 SLP Institute is featuring Kelly Fonner! on February 24th Kelly will spend the morning presenting on AAC Assessment and the afternoon will be about AAC Implementation.

Location: Wisconsin Dells

***Feburary 27-29 WSHA Annual Convention

Check out the website for AAC related presentations

Location: Waukesha

***On March 17th I will be presenting Who? What? Where? When? Why? and How? Planning for Success! at CESA 7. This will be a full day training from 9-3:00. There is a cost of $75, and will include some make and take materials such as a poster sized core board and a core communication folder. Check out the events tab for a full description and a link to register.

****On March 26th I will be presenting Part 2: Augmentative and Alternative Communication as part of the DPI webinar series. This will also be from 3:30-5:00. The link is listed under the events tab and this webinar is FREE.

***April 1st and 2nd LAMP Training Workshop (1 or 2 days) with John Halloran!

Location: Stevens Point

***Ongoing WATRN meetings throughout the state. The link is listed under the events tab and these networking meetings are FREE. Remaining topics include:

Winter 2020

AT Reading and Writing supports

AT supports for State testing

Spring 2020

Creating an AT Department and how to Organize your own District AT Teams.

**With our own Kelly Fonner!!!

Summer 2020

Seating and Positioning

***Monthly AAC Chat Club meetings are held in the Green Bay/Fox Valley area on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Check out or WI AAC Network on Facebook for locations and activities.


PRC is excited to offer Season Five of AAC Journal Club. Attend monthly club meetings to stay current on recent research in AAC. How it will work: •    A 5-month season starting in January 2020 •    Meet live online every month for 1 hour •    One or two journal articles reviewed each month by guest presenters •    Receive a written summary of journal articles •    Earn ASHA CEUs available for live attendance •    Have access to a recording of the session

Cost: $79

***Comprehensive Literacy for All: Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities to Read and Write By: Karen Erickson & David Koppenhaver

Also available on Amazon, but Amazon was taking orders and not shipping out. I ordered my copy through Brookes.

Facebook book study beginning in January 2020. Search for: Comprehensive Literacy for All BookStudy on Twitter #Lit4All

These are a few of the things I'm involved in/know about. I'm super excited for all of these opportunities! If you know of others, please contact me using the Contact button on the website, through Facebook @buildingaac or on Twitter @jjschubring. I will try to update this list and the events section as I hear of more opportunities in Wisconsin.

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