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Wednesday, December 2 • 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Communication & Acceptance is the Cure LIMITED

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Huan Vuong is a nonspeaking young man with autism who advocated for inclusion in general education classes through multiple IEP meetings. In this TASH TALK, Huan will present his view on autism, inclusion and acceptance. His perspective is, "tests that require motor or speech are never going to accurately measure the intelligence of autistics. Labeling students intellectually disabled sets the lowest possible expectations. I have constantly been mislabeled as cognitively impaired therefore I have been denied regular teaching." "I do realize that I live in the typical world but feel most at home with those who embrace all of me." . OBJECTIVES: 1. Describe the limitations of cognitive and academic testing for students with motor planning issues. 2. Discuss the need for inclusion of students who do not speak in general education. 3. List alternative ways for students who do not speak to show their comprehension. 4. Demonstrate the understanding that nonspeaking does not mean nonthinking.

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avatar for Elizabeth L. Vosseller, M.A., CCC-SLP

Elizabeth L. Vosseller, M.A., CCC-SLP

Director, SLP, Growing Kids Therapy Center
Elizabeth Vosseller has been a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist since 1995. She earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Maryland. Elizabeth has focused her career in both academia and therapeutic practice. As a Professor and Clinical Supervisor at The George Washington University she taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in the Speech-Language and Education... Read More →
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Huan Voung

Huan Vuong is 18 years old, a student at Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA. After years of silence, Huan now has found his true voice with Rapid Prompting Method (RPM). He is a leader in the Autism community and an advocate for those who still do not have a voice.


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Wednesday December 2, 2015 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Salon A 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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