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March 08th 2016:Supported Typing: One Mom's Journey Through Guiding Her Son With Autism To Communicate Via Typing

In this episode host Brooke Wagner interviews Nancy Brady, special education advocate and expert in supported typing and assisted technology to explore and learn more about her journey as a mom to her son with autism, Nick. We will learn how supported typing has given Nick a "voice" by affording him the opportunity to express his thoughts and opinions, connect with his community and have greater access to higher levels of academic work. In addition, this episode will review the progression many individuals with autism go through as they learn to communicate with this type of scaffolding.

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Nancy Brady

Nancy has a Bachelors Degree in Communication Studies and Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has a Masters Degree in Special Education from Chapman University as well as a certificate in Assistive Technology from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Nancy is also a faculty member at Autism College.com. Nancy completed the Mentorship Project for Communication Partner Support in 2008 through WAPADH, and the Inclusion and Communication Institute Summer Conference at Syracuse University in New York in 2006 and 2007. Nancy was a Traning Assistant for the beginning communication workshop at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010. Nancy is a pr
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