Every Tuesday and Thursday beginning May 19, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Join CPAC staff and guests as we host a virtual meeting to connect and share resources and information during this challenging time. Topics will include school closures, educating kids at home, health, mental health, and more.

If you have previously registered for the 10:00 sessions, you will need to re-register to receive a new link for the 3:00 sessions.

» Register here for this virtual meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting, or join us on Facebook Live on the CPAC Facebook page.


Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:00 p.m.

Nuestra llamada de apoyo por Zoom tiene un nuevo enlace y un nuevo horario. Favor de hacer clic en este nuevo enlace para registrarse para las llamadas de lunes, miércoles y viernes en español a las 1pm. Para aquellas personas que ya se registraron despreocúpense por hacer esto para aquellos que tuvieron dificultad espero que este enlace les permita entrar y puedan participar por Zoom. Siempre tratamos de conectarnos por FB y pueden participar por ese medio también. Disculpen la inconveniencia. Gracias a todos por su compromiso al grupo, su tiempo y participación. Sus Consultoras Bilingüe, Adriana y Kiomary.

Or join us on Facebook Live on the CPAC en Español Facebook Group.


Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.

» Únete a la reunión de Zoom
Or join us on Facebook Live on the CPAC en Español Facebook Group.
All online meetings, calls, and workshops will be recorded and posted on our YouTube channel.


Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Tuesday June 16th through Thursday July 23rd, 600 - 7:30 PM

This intensive six week virtual summer series is designed to help parents and professionals gain the skills and knowledge necessary for them to be effective members at the Planning and Placement Team meeting (PPT). This training series will prepare participants for a variety of roles at the school, district, regional or state level.

We will send a schedule of dates upon registration.
You will receive a Zoom invitation prior to the online event.
» Download event flyer

AAC Summer Bash!

Tuesday, July 21 through Thursday, July 23 2020.

You're Invited...To An AAC Summer Bash!

Due to COVID-19, NEAT’s 2nd annual “Speech at the Beach” event has been transformed into a virtual, collaborative experience.

Sponsored by Farmington Bank Community Foundation, this new, FREE event is open to families and professionals looking to have fun with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)!

Mark your calendar to "Zoom" with us to:
- Participate in family-friendly activities
- Learn new tips and tricks for implementation
- Connect with others

Registration closes July 17
» Register here

Schedule of Events:
Elena Fader and Sarah Brink, NEAT speech-language pathologists/AAC specialists, will be cohosting the AAC Summer Bash. Please join us for any and all of the following events. Zoom links will be emailed to registrants prior to each session.

Tuesday, July 21
Designed for parents/guardians and their children; Professionals welcome, too!

10:00am - 11:00am "Morning Modeling - Core Vocabulary with Pete the Cat"
Providing children with frequent exposure to core vocabulary across a variety of contexts is one way to support them in their AAC journey. One context we LOVE to practice using core vocabulary is book reading! Using Pete the Cat at the Beach, this session will focus on ways to model core words while reading with your child. It will also provide tips for adding symbols to your child’s favorite books for an added level of visual input!

2:00pm - 3:00pm "Afternoon Activity - Language Explosion with Videos"
Learning the way to combine single words to create longer phrases and sentences on an AAC device can be tricky. Using motivating YouTube videos, something of which kids of all ages are typically interested, this session will demonstrate tips for incorporating specific types of vocabulary into fun activities as a platform for language expansion. We’d love for you and your child to chat with us as we watch some “silly,” “awesome,” and “cool” “short” videos!

Wednesday, July 22
Designed for parents/guardians and their children; Professionals welcome, too!

10:00am - 11:00am "Morning Modeling - One Grilled Cheese, Please!"
Cooking with your child is a great opportunity to work on both core and fringe vocabulary! Let’s follow a visual recipe for a grilled cheese together, while talking about how, when, and what words to model during the process. We’ll also discuss ways to engage with AAC while eating your yummy snack/lunch after you’ve finished making it!

2:00pm - 3:00pm "Afternoon Activity - Connecting with Peers, Siblings and Virtual Assistants"
Peers and siblings can be empowering communication partners, both in terms of teaching skills to the AAC user and in regard to engaging in motivating interactions. Tips and tricks for encouraging them to play games while incorporating AAC will be explored. We’ll integrate virtual assistants, such as Amazon Alexa, to show the way that “she” can be a powerful communication partner, too!

Thursday, July 23
Designed for parents/guardians ONLY; Professionals welcome, too!

10:00am - 11:00am "Morning Modeling - Communication Partner Reflection"
Modeling AAC can be easier said than done! This session will be a Q & A opportunity for parents, NEAT staff, and other professionals to discuss challenges and troubleshoot solutions for becoming a more confident and fluent AAC communication partner.

2:00pm - 3:00pm "Afternoon Activity - Getting Technical with AAC"
Robust, comprehensive AAC devices are similar in many ways, yet they all contain unique features and settings. This topic will be broken down into shorter sessions to provide a component overview of four AAC apps/software programs. Join the breakout group that best applies to you. If your child uses a different device and you have questions about it, just let us know and we’ll find another time to connect!

2:00-2:25 Snap Core First OR LAMP Words For Life | 2:35-3:00 Proloquo2Go OR TouchChat