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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 email@example.com. You can also join our Facebook Group "AAC Parent/Caregiver Support Group of Ventura County".
1st Annual Holiday Party!
This will be our first Annual Holiday Party and our last AAC Family event of 2017. Children will have a chance to use their AAC systems to communicate the most important message of the year- what kind of present they want!!! If children do not have AAC systems, we will have systems available for them to try out. Holiday goodies and crafts as well as a visit from a very special someone from the North Pole. Mark your calendars! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (805) 651-3906
When: Tuesday December 19th
Where: Ventura County Community Foundation
4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Ste A, Camarillo, California 93012
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!