Series of Parent Training and Information Events
This free training series is geared towards parents and caregivers, but is open to all, including professionals. The series will focus on topics that are relevant to families of individuals with complex communication needs (CCN) such as AAC Basics, AAC and the IEP, AAC Users and Literacy Instruction.
All events are to be held at the Bedford Public Library, 7 Mudge Street, Bedford, MA
May 4, 2018
AAC Through Motivate, Model, Move Out of the Way
Presented by Kate Ahern, M.S.Ed with Tanya Scott, SLP-CCC
August 24, 2018
Back to School with AAC: AAC in the IEP and Advocating for your AAC User
Presented by Elizabeth Bostic with Kate Ahern
November 30, 2018
AAC Advice for Families
March 29, 2018
Topic and Presenters TBA
Sensational Sibs Groups
The only group in Western Massachusetts that brings siblings of individuals with disabilities, including complex communication needs, from ages 10 and up together to help build new friendships. Allowing them to come together and to not feel alone. All the while, having loads of fun that will bring laughter into their lives. Groups run in Holyoke, MA and are in collaboration with AAC Voices.
Managing the overwhelming paperwork and demands of parenting a child with complex communication needs can be daunting. Organizational Coaching is a service which brings an experienced parent into your home to help you sort through all the papers, prioritize those papers and arrange them into a coherent binder of educational and medical materials. This hands on coaching can be invaluable as you work for the best treatment, IEP or educational placement for your child. We also offer assistance in using apps to track your child's medical events and needs which can help provide insight for your medical teams and track direct services on your child's IEP.