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This event is coordinated through the efforts of the SC Disability Employment Coalition. Members of the Coalition are employers, state, and private agencies working to address the employment barriers of people with disabilities in South Carolina. The SCDEC is supported through funding from the SC Developmental Disabilities Council and the Administration for Community Living at the US Department of Health and Human Services.
We will look closely at a series of Texthelp UDL tools, both
ELA as well as STEAM, which can significantly enhance student access and
success. We will also discuss ways to disseminate the availability
of assistive technology options to a variety of students and teachers.
Participants will be eligible to obtain a FREE copy of Read&Write!
Speaker: Jeff Levinson
Jeff is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and
Stanford Business School, Jeff has been working in technology for over 20
years, most of it in the educational sector. For the past eight
years he has been responsible for Texthelp's efforts in the mid-atlantic and
southeastern U.S. and worked with some of the largest universities and
school districts in the nation. Perhaps Jeff's most significant
accomplishments are his marriage of over 35 years and
"management/survival" of seven (7!) children.
Perfectly Peter is meant to be a way for our family to share information about autism with your family.
I am Laura, and I am the mother of three boys ages 18, 14, and 8. Our youngest, Peter, was diagnosed with autism before the age of 2. We have been on this path – this crazy, confusing, heartbreaking, and enlightening journey – for many years now. Along the way we have learned a thing or two that might benefit families who join us on this road.
I intend to share what we have learned – the good and the bad – so that families in similar situations may find their way along the path just that tiny bit easier. Please allow our family to help yours, and know that you are not alone.
Join us for a discussion of clinical applications
for Grid 3 including neurodegenerative and acquired communication
disability, language strategies for early SGD users, and symbol communication.
Client examples will be used to introduce grid set development, user profiles,
and access solutions. Learn about specific grid sets including those with
core language systems, symbol set development and organization, as well as
robust language and access training tools built into Grid 3. All with full
alternative access from direct selection to eyegaze for communication, home
automation, and computer needs.
Speaker: Chris Gibbons has worked in a variety of AAC
clinical, research, and industry settings as a private practitioner, assistive
technology specialist, and policy level consultant. For more than 20 years he
has advocated for and contributing to SGD user success through increased access
efficiencies and by working to improve funding for SGDs. As VP of Education and
Assessment at Smartbox, Inc., Chris is focused on fully integrated AAC systems
designed to provide maximum independence for the user.
Annual Meeting, Promoting
Health & Wellbeing,
June 26-29 in Hartford, Connecticut, is really the "must
attend" meeting of the year!
Join us for
informative and inspiring plenary sessions, cutting edge concurrent sessions,
posters addressing emerging issues, and in-depth pre- and post-conference
meetings on a number of important topics.
If you have questions or want to pick up an item, please
email me, Alli Upchurch, or
Don’t see what you are looking for? Check out the AT Exchange!
Alli Upchurch | Program Coordinator II | SC Assistive
Technology Program | Center for Disability Resources (UCEDD) | University of
South Carolina School of Medicine | Columbia, SC 29208 | http://scatp.med.sc.edu/ | Phone:
803-935-5273 | Fax: 803-935-5342
hope you will be able to be a part of our 4th Annual Transition
Conference! We expect 300-400 transition professionals from
around the state of South Carolina to attend this year's event.
Space in the hotel ballroom is limited this year to 400
participants. We encourage you to register early to ensure your
Center for Disability Resources
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Department of
Columbia, SC 29208
The Transition Alliance of South Carolina
is made possible by funding from:
The South Carolina Department of Education,
The South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council
The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs