THE POWER OF COMMUNICATION:  Everyone has a Story to Share

For individuals with complex communication needs there is often a great deal of untapped potential that families and providers struggle to bring out.

This conference will focus on utilizing assistive technology, primarily tools and strategies related to augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) from low tech to high tech, to support communication and language development for individuals with complex communication needs. The attendees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities to further their knowledge and skills in the area of AAC, to support individuals at home, school and in the community.


Tina N. Caswell, MS, CCC-SLP is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Ithaca College, teaching and supervising in the area of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Ms. Caswell’s clinical experience encompasses private practice, early intervention, public schools, long term care, and university settings.  She has dedicated her professional career to the field of AAC, advocating, consulting and presenting at local, state and national conferences on the topics of social communication, literacy development, and academic participation for children with complex communication needs. 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Check in begins at 8:30 am

Morning Session: 9 am to 12 pm

Buffet lunch included: 12 pm to 1 pm

Afternoon Session: 1 pm to 4 pm

The Owego Treadway

1100 State Route 17c

Owego, NY

Registration required. 

Parents of Individuals with OPWDD eligibility living in their family home in Broome, Tioga, Tompkins, Chenango, Otsego or Delaware County register for free by sending their name, phone number, and name and TABS# of their loved one with OPWDD eligibility to For questions or to register by phone call Shelley at 607-437-0077.

Deadline to register is November 1, 2017

For all other parents and providers there is a $25.00 per person fee that includes lunch and materials.  Payment is by check and paypal only.  Payment must be made PRIOR to the conference.  To pay by check please send the name of the individual(s) attending the conference, check made out to The Family Resource Network, Inc., contact phone number, and address to send a receipt to:

The Family Resource Network, Inc.

46 Oneida Street

Oneonta, NY 13820

To pay via paypal please click here REGISTER  and go the Register Now button.

For questions please call Shelley at 607-437-0077.  Thank you.