Let's Get Visual: Visual Strategies For All

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The registration period has closed for this event.

4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Registration open through 3/14/2018 10:59 PM Central Time (US & Canada)

Visual supports are defined as an evidence based practice in improving communication, understanding and social skills for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Participants of this session will learn why and how visual systems are implemented in multiple facets of the classroom. Low to high tech examples will be shared to demonstrate how visual supports can practically be integrated in classroom activities. Visual supports to aid in the in the classroom environment, behavior and communication will be demonstrated. Outcomes: 1. Participants will be able to use visual supports to facilitate understanding in the classroom. 2. Participants will know how to use visuals to facilitate communication and behavior. 3. Participants will know of free resources to obtain visual supports to use in the classroom to support students in understanding, behavior and communication.


Jennifer Skalitzky, AT Specialist

Jennifer works for UCP-lnfinitec as an Assistive Technology Facilitator. She coordinates webinars, performs collaborations, and provides trainings. Jennifer received a Bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders from Eastern Illinois University and received a M.S. in Disability and Human Development from the University of Illinois - Chicago (UIC}. Her area of specialization was Rehabilitation/Assistive Technology, and she completed a Graduate Assistantship with UIC's Assistive Technology Unit (ATU}. After graduation she worked for UIC's ATU where she supported students and adults using AAC devices. In addition, she has worked at Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization (NSSEO} as an Assistive Technology Facilitator. While there she supported the assistive

technology needs of students with severe physical disabilities, students with Autism and learning disabilities. She also supported staff through trainings and the implementation of assistive technology. In the past, Jennifer has been an adjunct teacher at Lewis University and taught the undergraduate and graduate class on Assistive Technology for the Special Education Department.

Continuing Education Credits
Professional Development Credit: Hours - 2


Free of charge for CASE member districts and staff (Districts 15, 16, 41, 44, 87, 89, 93).
$100 for the training for all other registrants. Materials are included unless otherwise noted.

D93 Administration Center

230 Covington Drive
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

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About Us

The Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE) is a joint agreement between Marquardt School District 15, Queen Bee School District 16, Glen Ellyn School District 41, Lombard Elementary School District 44, Glenbard Township High School District 87, Community Consolidated School District 89 and Community Consolidated School District 93 in DuPage County. CASE provides varied supports so that each member district can offer a complete range of services to students with special needs between the ages of 3 and 22 years.

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