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The Bridge School

Category: Transition

Save the Date for 2023 AAC by the Bay

Save the Date for The Bridge School AAC by the Bay, April 27-28,2023. @ Cisco in San Jose, California.  Join us live in-person orstream online.  Details coming soon at: https://www.bridgeschool.org/outreach/aac-by-the-bay/

Creating a Path for Systematic Investigation of Children With Cortical Visual Impairment Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication

There are significant challenges to face when serving children with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)  who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). One of the challenges is to find evidence-based research and intervention to guide practice. Boster, et. al., conducted a review designed to explore the available evidence on the topic and found that out of over 500 articles, … Continue reading

CVI Webinar #5 & #6 Archives Available

Our CVI Webinars this semester have been a success!  If you missed the live webinars, don’t worry! The recorded archives for CVI Webinar #5 & #6 are now available and free to view.   CVI Webinar #5 – Implementing CVI Strategies Into AAC Instruction – Panel Discussion with:  Gabriela Berlanga, Diego, and Gabriela (Gaby) Mangino, Diego’s Mother CVI Webinar #6 … Continue reading

COVID-19 Updates and Information

We are working closely with the Hillsborough City School District and San Mateo County Health Department and the County Office of Education in terms of monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We are keeping abreast with the situation and as new information is received, will be posted here. Hillsborough City School District – https://www.hcsdk8.org/ San Mateo County Office of … Continue reading

In Memoriam: Pegi Young

The Bridge School family is saddened by the loss of our friend and co-founder, Pegi Young. Her vision has changed the lives of children worldwide and we will do our best to continue her mission. Please keep us and her family in your thoughts and prayers as we keep the dream alive.

Framing a Future is now under the Self-Determination Program website

FAF is a tool designed to assist students/young adults who use AAC, their families, and professionals in identifying preferences, interests and needs as they begin preparing for the transition from school based programs to a post school setting. It was designed to be student-centered and assist the student/young adult and their family to prepare for and self-advocate … Continue reading

Hurricane Harvey support for AAC users and families

USSAAC (US Society of AAC) has set up a website designed to help people who use AAC and their family members in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Individuals with complex communication needs, family members and professionals can request help that results in re-establishing someone’s ability to communicate using AAC methods. Professionals, companies, and institutions can … Continue reading