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Syracuse Events

2 Day Introductory Workshop in Supporting Communication:
Developing Frameworks for Support and Learning to be a Facilitator

This two-day workshop provides the opportunity to learn the techniques of facilitated communication within the context of the principles common to all communication support approaches.
When: October 5-6, 2017
Fee: $125 per person (Group/family rates available)
Learn more and register

Skill Building Saturdays

The ICI will hold Skill Building Saturdays for facilitators and typers. These sessions are designed to give typers and their team of facilitators concentrated time to practice their skills and to develop a plan for continuing practice after attending an ICI Introductory Workshop. 
The ICI trainers welcome typers and their teams to help them focus on building and maintaining rhythm, fading support, developing signals for initiation, etc. Facilitators will also fine tune their support in detail and learn how to build fluency, prompt more consistent interactions, and problem-solve moments of breakdown. It's a great way for teams to enjoy one-on-one attention from ICI trainers and work through specific typing challenges.
When: October 21, November 4, and December 2
Fee: $50 for 1 typer and their team
Learn more and register

Saturday Series

Gathering together for friendship, learning, and community practice. This is a chance for learning, fellowship, and lots of typing practice alongside other local typers and their families/facilitators.
When: September 16, October 14, November 18 and December 9
Where: September and December will be at Hazard Branch Library and October and November will be at The ROAD at West Genesee UMC.
Learn more and register

Focus on Practice

The ICI is pleased to announce the return of the Focus on Practice sessions for Fall 2017 that are designed for experienced typer/skilled facilitator teams to practice new communication skills such as message passing. Message passing is a very important skill and there has not been much attention given to it.
We are also offering evening sessions specifically for school-aged typers, school personnel, agency staff and their families.
When: September 18, October 16, November 13, and December 11
Learn more and register

Ongoing: Practice Room Open Hours

The ICI will continue holding FREE open hours in our practice rooms in for individuals to develop their supported typing skills. Our two practice rooms have upgraded seating and new technology for individuals who use supported typing to practice with their facilitators. ICI training staff will be on hand to provide support and offer suggestions to the typer/facilitator teams.These sessions can be used for working towards independence, typing with an experienced facilitator or starting work with someone new.
Learn more and reserve the ICI Practice Room

Upcoming Spring 2017 SUPAC Trainings

Visit the SUPAC website or contact them at 315-443-4336, 877-824-9555, or supac@syr.edu.

ARISE and Youth Power present: Not your Typical Youth Group

When: Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.
Where: ARISE, 635 James Street, Syracuse
Contact: Colleen Deitrich or Mike Mazzaroppi
View ARISE and Youth Power Flyer


National Events

Saved by Typing: Discovery Celebrations, Indianapolis

A monthly meeting of Indy's typers with opportunities to share experiences, celebrate friendship and enjoy company of those who would like to join. Professionals are welcome to attend to learn more about supported typing.
When: 3rd Saturday of every month from 4-6 p.m.
Where: First Floor, 11550 North Meridian Street Conference Center, Carmel Indiana
Contact: jsmyth@savedbytyping.com or 317-843-5566
RSVP for Saved By Typing: Discovery Celebrations

2017 Midwest Summer Institute: Inclusion and Communication for ALL
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
June 22-23, 2017

View Flyer for the Midwest Summer Institute
Details and registration available at: InclusionAndCommunicationForAll.com

Motomorphosis 2017 Conference in Annandale, Virginia on July 21-23, 2017

You are invited to a conference in northern Virginia this summer on focusing on movement and communicating through pointing, spelling, and typing for individuals who cannot speak or who speak minimally or unreliably. Online registration is now open for the Motormorphosis 2017 Conference, in Annandale, Virginia, July 21-23, 2017. This is the first educational event presented by the newly incorporated nonprofit Nonspeaking CommUnity Consortium (NCC).

To see the conference agenda and register online go to http://tinyurl.com/motormorphosis.  There is a 15% discount for ICI families.  Use the discount code “ICI15” when registering.

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