The Bridge School

Conference Schedule

Funded in part by California Disability Communications Fund

Thursday, April 25, 2019

NOTE: All times on the schedule are PST. 

TOPIC EMPHASIS

Time Activity/Speaker(s) Presentation Title & Abstract
8:00 – 9:00 Morning Refreshments & Registration
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome and Introductions
Vicki Casella
9:30 – 10:00 Vicki Casella Honoree: Woody Sessoms
10:00 – 10:30 Sarah Blackstone Back to the Basics
 10:30 – 12:00 Plenary:
Carole Zangari
PrAACtical Ideas for Improving AAC Implementation in a Low-Resource Environment
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 Plenary:
Christine Roman-Lantzy
Cortical Visual Impairment: Impact on Access, Learning, and Participation
2:30 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 4:15 Plenary:
Aileen Arai
Gabriela Berlanga
Christine Roman-Lantzy
1) Bridge School Student Outcomes Subsequent to Interventions Identified by The CVI Range Assessment
2) CVI Accommodations and AAC SYSTEMS: Case Studies
4:15 – 5:00 Question & Answer Session
5:00 – 7:00 Reception

possible CEUs = 5.75

Friday, April 26, 2019

NOTE: All times on the schedule are PST. 

TOPIC EMPHASIS

Time Activity/Speaker(s) Presentation Title & Abstract
8:00 – 8:45 Morning Refreshments & Registration
8:45 – 9:00 Welcome
Vicki Casella
9:00 – 10:30 Plenary:
Holly Peartree
Communicative Competence for Learners with Complex Communication Needs
10:30 – 12:00 Plenary:
Janelle Moynihan
Engaging Emerging Communicators: Individualized Assessment and Intervention in Communicative Competence
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 Plenary:
Tike DeMarco
Chris Toomey
April Bryant
Tyson Renze
Judith Lunger-Bergh
1) “I Have Something To Say!” Providing a Framework for Students to Develop Self-Advocacy Skills
2) Framing A Future (FAF): A Self-Directed Tool Supporting Life Planning
2:30 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 4:15 Plenary:
Sarah Blackstone
Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery and the AAC Community 
4:15 – 5:00 Question & Answer Session
5:00 – 5:30 Vicki Casella Thank You and Summation

possible CEUs = 7.25