Region 11 ASD & DCD Combined Community of Practice

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 2/8/2024 11:59 PM
Last Date to Cancel: 2/8/2024 11:59 PM
Agency: Metro ECSU
Agency Contact: Kayna Plaisted
Agency Assistant: Gail Jankowski 6126381522
Location: Virtual
Zoom link
Metro ECSU, MN 55112
Facility: Virtual
2/8/2024 09:00 AM - 03:15 PM

Region 11 ASD & DCD Combined Community of Practice - Virtual Zoom Meeting
Link for participation will be emailed to registered CoP Representatives 
February 8, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Meeting Facilitators:
•  Kayna Plaisted, BrightWorks Facilitator
•  DCD Co-Facilitators: Emma Mayes & TBD
•  ASD Co-Facilitators - Tracy Templeton, Rachel Tacheny, Michele Glynn, Robyn Ostgaard, Laura McCaghy, Jennifer Guettler, Kristi Ebert, Tina Scholl, Amanda Preiner, Jenny Bauer, Jessica Premo, Angie Haffner


Meeting Agenda:

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome & Ice Breaker (This or that AAC Style!)
9:15 – 9:30 Statewide Updates (Tami Childs)
9:30 – 10:00 Small Group Discussions – How do you model AAC throughout the day? How do you manage student AAC devices? Describe or demonstrate how you utilize AAC during learning opportunities.
10:00 – 11:00 Supporting and Empowering Paraprofessionals in Using AAC Best Practices (Kathy Bailey)
11:00 – 12:00 Lunch
12:00 – 2:00 POWR+ful strategies to support AAC implementation in classrooms (Dr. Sarah Douglas)
2:00 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 3:15 Autonomy, Self-Determination, Dignity of Risk, and Harm Reduction for AAC Users (Donnie Denome & Cole Sorenson)

This initiative is made possible in whole with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education – Grants to States. This event does not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education.  You should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.


Cancellation: You can cancel your own registration for an event before the cancellation deadline. (Please check the event information for specific cancellation details.) If the event has a fee, refunds are possible only if cancellation is prior to the deadline. If you do not attend and do not cancel prior to an event, you are still responsible for payment and will be billed.

Special Accommodations: Please alert BrightWorks 2-3 weeks prior to the workshop/event if you need special accommodations, including sign language interpreters. (BrightWorks requires a notice of 2 business days to cancel a sign language interpreter. If you fail to cancel, we reserve the right to bill your school/district for this expense.) Update your profile as needed. Special accommodations are not included with each registration, but are stored in your profile until you make changes.