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Assistive Technology Mini-maker Fair

March 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


For Parents and Caregivers
Presented by Jennifer Seale, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Registration required: Online registration
Or contact Donna at MAIER: or 207-581-2468.

This FREE event hosted by the Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research (MAIER) is designed specifically for parents and caregivers, and includes a FREE Spaghetti dinner beginning at 5pm, with the workshop to begin at 5:30pm.

Workshop Description: This workshop is a bonus after-hours opportunity for families to learn about ways that everyday objects can be transformed into AAC and AT solutions “on-the-fly.” Aiming to support caregiver recognition that high technology solutions for communication are not the only (or always the best) option families will be invited to participate in a make and take activity using everyday materials to support aided language modeling and to promote social interaction opportunities (e.g., recreation, literacy). Additionally, a brief overview of important things to consider in decision-making related to AAC systems will be offered.

Jennifer M. Seale, Ph.D., CCC-SLP,  is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maine. Her academic, research and clinical interests are focused on AAC science and practice. Dr. Seale has expertise providing AAC services to a diverse population, including individuals with Autism. Her research aims to inform AAC public policy, service delivery and product design using human computer interaction, interaction analysis and mixed-methodologies. She has presented her work in regional, national and international venues.

Registration for this event is required, so sign up today using our online form or by contacting Donna at MAIER: or 207-581-2468.


March 11, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research
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15 Littlefield Road
Brewer, ME 04412 United States
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