About S.T.A.R.

Supported Typing & Autism Resources

Since 2008, STAR has been providing Assistive Technology services to clients who struggle with verbal communication.  The professionals at STAR teach adults and children with autism how to communicate using communication devices such as the iPad.  Through individual consultation, we match the best communication strategy, the best communication programs and apps, and the best communication devices to each client’s specific needs.  Through communication, lives are changed.

Nancy Brady, MA-EdSP, ATS

Nancy has a Bachelors Degree in Communication Studies and Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  She has a Masters Degree in Special Education from Chapman University as well as a certificate in Assistive Technology from California State University, Dominguez Hills.  Nancy is also a faculty member at Autism College.com.

Nancy completed the Mentorship Project for Communication Partner Support in 2008 through WAPADH, and the Inclusion and Communication Institute Summer Conference at Syracuse University in New York in 2006 and 2007.  Nancy was a Traning Assistant for the beginning communication workshop at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010.  Nancy is a professional member of RESNA and a parent member of TACA.

Nancy is an advocate for Inclusive Education for all students, especially those with severe communication disorders.  Since 2006, Nancy has worked with teachers, aides, parents and students to make successful inclusion a reality for students who were previously placed in more restrictive educational placements.

Nick Brady – awesome student

Nicholas has autism which presents itself as a severe movement disorder.  But through typing, he is able to communicate and do his schoolwork.

Nicholas explains that “typing is my greatest gift.  It gives me a chance to be whatever I want to be.”  And because Nicholas works hard on his typing skills, he has had the chance to be fully included in a general education classroom with a 1:1 communication partner since the 3rd grade.  Nick will start high school in the Fall.

Nick is fully included in all aspects of his life, including his school, his community and his family.  He is on the Honor Roll at his school, excels in Math, is an amazing writer, and loves going out to restaurants for Mexican food.

Nick is also an advocate for others who lack the ability to speak verbally and has presented numerous times at Chapman University, including the keynote address at the Educational Strategies Symposium.  He has also presented at CSU Long Beach and at the WAPADH Summer Institute on Communication.

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Nancy Brady, MA-EdSP, ATS