At the Ellis Center, we believe that not only should the children we serve be life-long learners, but their network of supporters as well. That is why we host Community Education Events bi-annually in the Spring and Fall. We invite providers, families, and the greater community from Atlanta and beyond to forums lead by experts in their fields.

Christine Roman-Lantzy, CVI Expert

Christine Roman-Lantzy, CVI Expert

Spring community education event, 2019

Cortical Vision Impairment: A deeper look

Join us on Saturday, April 13th, 2019 to hear Christine Roman-Lantzy discuss CVI’s effect on AAC access and social skills.


Past Events

Vicki Clark, SLP

Vicki Clark, SLP

Everyday AAC in the Real World

The Ellis Center invited the community to join us for a discussion led by guest speaker, Vicki Clarke, on the real-world implementation of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices. This workshop provided an overview of topics including:

  • Defining appropriate individualized AAC goals

  • Analyzing the communication environment to match AAC goals to typical daily activities

  • Understanding and assessing communicative competence in AAC, across all skill levels

  • Understanding and identifying candidates for AAC supports

Empower Your Brain

Kelly Dorfman is one of the world’s foremost experts on using nutrition therapeutically to improve brain function, energy and mood. She discussed how nutrition therapy can energize, clarify and optimize thinking and learning.

Those who Attended Discovered:

  • How learning occurs when there are chemical changes in the brain, chemical changes that require proper nutrients.

  • How different fats work to support mood and learning.

  • What dietary changes can boost academic success and clarify thinking

  • What top therapists know about how nutrition therapy improves outcomes.

Kelly Dorfman, Clinical Nutritionist

Kelly Dorfman, Clinical Nutritionist