Courses Offered

All courses are offered via Zoom. If you are interested in a specific course but the timing doesn’t work, or if there is a specific topic you would like to see covered, feel free to fill out the contact form or email us at wevegotsmarts@gmail.com.

Recordings will be uploaded as they are captioned and guest audio and video is replaced. View previous lecture recordings here.

1 Hour Lectures:

These lectures are webinar style, with content and Q&A afterward. A follow-up discussion session may be available depending on interest. These range from sharing my communicative experiences, discussing ableism, overviews of supporting individuals who communicate through AAC, empowering language, and more. Fill out this form to express your interest. Course dates, times, and topics will be posted below.

Wednesday, January 20th, 5pm PST (find your time zone here): Removing stigma – a follow up discussion to January 13th’s lecture. Facebook event link if you’d like to share: https://fb.me/e/1RFzuFvzX

Join the Zoom meeting at the link below:

https://zoom.us/j/93932700761?pwd=Skk0N1NRVG9VN3NmVVRwbitubHBUdz09

Meeting ID: 939 3270 0761

Passcode: 434225 

Coming soon (date and time TBD): Questions you’ve always wanted to ask someone with significant differing needs but didn’t because you didn’t want to accidentally be offensive.

Anonymously submit your questions here

6 Week Series:

I offer a range of courses that run weekly for 6 weeks. Each class meets at the same time each week and runs for an hour. These are more discussion based than the lectures and delve deeper into topics. The most recent series has just concluded; the time and date of the next series is TBD. Fill out this form to express your interest and availability.

Ableism, power imbalance, co-dependency, and victimization: Professionals who support individuals with AAC needs will learn in this 6-week course how to empower your client(s) by discussing the cultural attitudes and their impact on providing services, how to advocate with your client(s) in a positive, productive way, various methods of supporting their communicative abilities, and how to encourage them to have autonomy, independence, and a healthy sense of self.

Emotional regulation: Professionals who support individuals with AAC needs will learn in this 6-week course how to empower your client(s) who communication through AAC to manage their emotions and how society and the cultural attitudes influence these individuals’ abilities to regulate and discuss their emotions.

Family course: People who have family members with AAC needs will learn in this 5-week course how to empower your family member(s) by discussing the misconceptions from our community, how to advocate with your family member(s) in a positive, productive way, the approaches of how to support their communicative abilities, and how to encourage them to have autonomy, independence, and a healthy sense of self.

AAC Communicators course: People who have AAC needs (AAC Communicators) will learn in this 5-week course how to increase your autonomy, independence, and have a healthy sense of self by discussing misconceptions from our community, how to advocate for yourself in a positive, productive way, and different strategies for being your best self.

The courses are free with a suggested donation. The suggested donation is $10 per class or $50 for a five week course. It is understandable if you would not be able to cover the suggested donation and your ability to participate is not dependent on your ability to donate. Any donations are greatly appreciated and help to cover the cost of running these courses! The link to donate is available at the bottom of this page.