AT NOW! 2019

February 7, 8 and 9 | Salem, OR

Universal means ALL!!

New in 2019!

Register with an administrator or gen ed teacher and your registration fees drop to $50 per day. Choose this option when registering.

Presenters Thursday, February 7, 2019

Featured Keynote 8:30 a.m. - Susan Simmons, Ph.D.

Getting to Know Your Brain

The world we live in has become very complicated. The expectations of our students, of all abilities, are significantly more demanding than in the past. Yet, in our world of YouTube, Social Media, and instant access to information we must teach and learn differently. In order to adapt teaching we must develop an understanding of how the brain processes information, connects with it as meaningful, and transfers this new information to the development of higher order problem solving—Executive Function Skills. These skills underlie every diagnosis. Our learners, with and without disabilities struggle with organization of thoughts and self. Dr. Susan Simmons will get you supercharged about neuroscience of learning, introduce you to the principles of Universal Design for Learning, and help you to see how making carefully selected simple shifts in teaching changes everything for both the teacher and the learner.

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General Session 9:45 a.m. - Dr. Kathy Howery

Dr. Kathy Howery presents the findings from her Doctoral research. Her inquiry sought to provide insights that may serve and inform educators, speech language pathologists and others who gather around the field of augmentative and alternative communication, AAC. While the phenomenon at hand, speaking through a speech-generating device, is a decidedly uncommon experience, it is hoped that the understandings gleaned may speak to the decidedly common human experience of human connection through language and speech.

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Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Apple Education

Access Abilities: Designing for All Learners

Gayl Bowser, M.Ed, Consultant

Roberta Dunn

It All Begins with High Expectations!!

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Wade E Lucas, PT, DPT, ATP/ SMS

Empowering Communication Through Complex Rehab Technology (Vendor session)

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Natashia Kletter

Communication Soundboard Books for Young Children (Vendor session)

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Thursday, 12:25 P.M. - 12:40 P.M. General Session

Terrie Noland, Learning Ally Vice-President of Educator Initiatives

Learning Ally: Let the Research Speak Volumes

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Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Susan Simmons, Ph.D

Neuroscience of Learning: Understanding & Teaching Executive Function Skills

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Tom Keating, Founder-CEO Cognitopia

Cognitopia: Web Apps for Person-Centered Planning and Self-Direction (Vendor Session)

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Dr. Kathy Howery

Angela Jarvis-Holland & Daniel Jarvis-Holland

The Right to be Disabled, Communicate & Contribute; AT & A Family's Journey from Cradle to College

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Gayl Bowser, M.Ed, Consultant

Building Quality AEM and UDL Services

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Thursday, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Susan Simmons, Ph.D

More Amazing Neuroscience: The Impact of Stress on Learning

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Allison Bochart, M.S., CCC-SLP & Claire Cunningham, B.A., B.S.-SLPA

Taking Your Student with Complex Communication Needs Beyond Requesting with Core Vocabulary Using AAC (Part 1)

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Diana Petschauer, M.Ed., ATP

Transition to College and the Workplace: AT, UDL & Advocacy

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Dr. Kathy Howery

Planning for Diversity Using Diversity Profiles

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Gayl Bowser, M.Ed, Consultant

What Does Improvement Science Tell Us About Technology-based Service Design?

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Presenters for Friday, February 8, 2019

Featured Keynotes 8:30 a.m. - Luis Perez and Kathleen McClaskey

The Power of Story

In this presentation you will hear two powerful stories related to the impact of the UDL Lens as a means for bringing self-determination and agency into the lives of all learners. First, you will hear from Dr. Luis Perez on his experiences as both an English Language Learner and a person with a visual impairment who achieved success in school by shifting his perspective on disability and using photography and video to tell his story as an advocate for the rights of all learners, especially those in the margins of education. Next, you will hear from Kathleen McClaskey and her personal story of her dyslexic son whose experiences now drives her mission to ensure all educators discover the learner in every child. She will then share her story as a teacher who entered education in the 1980’s where she embraced the idea that in order to teach every child she needed to build relationships with her learners by listening to their stories. Together, Luis and Kathleen believe that when we empower children to tell their stories, we validate them and show them that we trust and respect them as learners.

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Friday, 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Mike Marotta - AT Specialist

"IEP" in the Workplace: Using AT to Promote Inclusive Employment Practices

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Allison Bochart, SLP & Claire Cunningham, SLPA

Taking Your Student with Complex Communication Needs Beyond Requesting with Core Vocabulary Using AAC (Part 2)

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Diana Petschauer, M.Ed., ATP

AT & UDL to Support Early Literacy & Language Development (Pre-K-2)

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Apple Education

Everyone Can Create - Ignite Creativity with the iPad

Carrie Luse, OT and AT Professional & Kim Elliott, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP

Complex Access and Communication: An Approach for Emerging Communicators

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Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Luis Perez and Kathleen McClaskey

Double Session: Empower Learners with the UDL Lens: Build a Personal Learning Backpack for Agency and Self-Advocacy (Part 1)

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Penny Reed, Ph.D.

AT Assessment, the Tried and True and the Brand New

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Nora Trentacoste - Regional Director Texthelp

How Will They Show What They Know? UDL Tools for Literacy and Math (Vendor Session)

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Freda Stanton, MA RESNA ATP & Kim Baker, MS CCC-SLP

Not my Circus, Not my Monkeys - Automating with Google Suite & Airtable

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Mike Marotta

Promote a UDL Learning Environment with Google Tools

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Friday, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Luis Perez and Kathleen McClaskey

Double Session (Part 2): Empower Learners with the UDL Lens: Build a Personal Learning Backpack for Agency and Self-Advocacy (Note: Part 1 required to attend Part 2)

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Diana Petschauer, M.Ed., ATP

The Top 20 iOS Apps & Accessibility Features for Diverse Learners: iPad/iPhone Potential!

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Stephanie Tarrant Martin, Ph.D. & Holly Deffenbacher, M.S.

Sarah Dunaway, SLP-ccc & Shanna Schacher, SLPA, ATP

The Road to Communicating: High Tech AAC from Start to Finish in Special Populations

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Ryan Zeedyk

Meet you at the Crossroads of Trauma & Tech

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

NEW IN 2019!

AT MAKER FAIR from 8:30-12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.


Joining us will be national leaders in the AT Maker movement. In this inaugural event, we hope to stimulate interest and excitement in the AT Maker movement in Oregon. Take your STEM/STEAM and maker projects to a new level to create devices and technologies with a purpose, supporting persons with disabilities. AT users and those who support them desperately need engineers and technologists to help them with everyday tasks. High School STEM and Robotics students, hobbyists & DIY electronics enthusiasts have the skills necessary to create innovative solutions today.


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Location

Salem Convention Center

200 Commercial St. SE

Salem, OR 97301

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Lodging

The Grand Salem Hotel

201 Liberty St. Salem, OR

$134 King/$144 Double Queen

Please call 877-540-7800 to reserve a room. Mention AT NOW Conference to receive the conference rate. Deadline to receive the conference rate is January 6, 2019. Lodging includes complimentary continental, hot breakfast.

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Oregon Technology Access Program

1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Suite 110

Roseburg, OR 97470