Video of the Week: Transitioning Students Using AAC: Strategies to Promote Full Inclusion
Transitions usually seem a bit daunting, but the move from the school system to post-school life is one fraught with a great many challenges. For people who use AAC, a group with unemployment rates exceeding 90%, the path to a rich and fulfilling life in adulthood requires a great deal of support. In many cases, the systems and individuals who are in the position to provide that support lack the information, experience, training, and resources they need to be effective. In today’s video, we hear from Dr. Rackensperger, Vice President for Persons who Use AAC and Their Families at USSAAC, who has a unique perspective on these issues. She shares ways that we can address these challenges by using person-based panning and strengths-based approaches in our efforts to foster self-determination and build self-advocacy.
This video is part of the USSAAC webinar series and is made possible with the support of ISAAC. We are grateful to both organizations and to Dr. Rackensperger for making this presentation accessible to us all. If you are an AAC practitioner or family member who resides in the US, please consider supporting USSAAC by becoming a member and getting involved. Learn more here.
Direct Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rbfu6ORYZM
Filed under: Video of the Week
Tagged With: adulthood, post-school, self-advocacy, self-determination, transition
This post was written by Carole Zangari