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AVD AAC Parent/Caregiver Support Group
The Ventura County AAC Family Group is led by Linda Kroenke who is the Parent Liaison for A Voice Discovered and a parent of a child who uses AAC. The Parent group will provide social meet-ups for parents, caregivers and support staff, informational meetings and workshops, and social meet-ups for people who use AAC and their families/caregivers as well as people interested in learning more about AAC. Please like us on Facebook for updates about future events. If you would like to be added to the AAC Family Group list please email Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also join our Facebook Group "AAC Parent/Caregiver Support Group of Ventura County".
AAC and the IEP
How to be Your Best Advocate
Date: Tuesday April 10th, 2018
Time: 6:00 -- 8:00 PM
Location: The Arc of Ventura County -- Skyway campus
300 Skyway Dr. Camarillo, CA 93010
The AAC Family/Caregiver Support Group is hosting a workshop with a local attorney
and a local speech and language pathologist both knowledgable about AAC. They will be
discussing parent rights in relation to AAC assessment, therapy, equipment, decision making
and training as well as what needs to be included in an IEP.
A Spanish translator will be present.
RSVP to email@example.com
AVD Chipotle Fundraiser
Date: Saturday April 14th, 2018
Time: 4:00 -- 8:00 PM
Location: Chipotle at the Camarillo Outlets
660 Ventura East Ventura Blvd.
Camarillo, CA 93010
Click on the Chipotle Icon for a link to the flyer. Bring the flyer with you, or
show the flyer on your smartphone or tell the cashier you are supporting
A Voice Discovered and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to AVD
to benefit our various programs.
The Family/Caregiver Support Group hosted the first ever holiday party with opportunities to make a craft, compose a letter to Santa and talk to Santa himself! Everyone had a fantastic time and were able to meet with Santa when they were ready to tell him what they wanted for Christmas as well as snap a quick picture!
AAC Family/Caregiver Breakfast Playdate
We had a great turn out for our first Family/Caregiver Breakfast Playdate. The parents and kids had a fantastic time spending time together and learning about each other's communication systems while having a delicious breakfast and watching the planes take-off and land. The WayPoint Cafe was wonderful and very accommodating as well for such a large group! We look forward to more of these events in the future!
AAC Family Swim Night
Our first family swim night at Daland Swim School in Thousand Oaks was a great success! We had a few regulars attend as well as a new family interested in learning more about AAC. Floating low-tech communication boards were provided which were a great communication tool as well as a great way to raise awareness about AAC!
Art Trek in Newbury Park
The Art Trek event was so much fun! Everyone had a great time and was able to tap into their creative side! The AVD AAC Parent Group looks forward to future events at Art Trek. Thank you so much to Art Trek of Newbury Park for a wonderful time!
AAC Information Workshops
Thank you to all who attended the AAC Information Workshops offered in October of 2016, April of 2017, and September of 2017 at the Ventura County Community Foundation in Camarillo. The October workshop offered information about various types of AAC systems and assessments. The April workshop offered information about AAC and the IEP process. The September workshop offered information about AAC and your Legal Rights. Please check back here and on our Facebook page for future workshops. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the email list or if you have ideas about future workshops.
Thank you to all who came to our September 23rd Coffee Meet-up! We had a couple of new attendees and one lucky parent one a ticket to our October 8th Casino Night! Like us on Facebook or email Linda to get information about upcoming AAC Family Group Coffee Meet-ups. Email email@example.com.
Water Play in the Park
The second social event this year was held at a park in Camarillo. Fun water toys were brought for the families to play with which was a good thing since it was HOT that day. Families also brought picnic lunches to enjoy in the shade. Families with kids who used AAC attended as well as families interested in learning more about AAC attended. It was a small event but everyone had a great time!
Easter Egg Hunt
The Ventura County AAC Family Group is led by Linda Kroenke the Parent Liaison for A Voice Discovered. The first Social Event of the year was an Easter Egg Hunt at the home of a local family on March 26th. It was a lot of fun with an egg hunt, egg dying using whipped cream (yum!) and lots of delicious snacks provided by a local family!