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.
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.
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.