Community Events and Conferences

1st International Conference

April 12-14, 2013

Pasadena Convention Center

300 East Green Street

Pasadena, CA 91101

Please join us in Pasadena, CA at the 1st International Profectum Conference:  Three Dimensional Thinking in Autism and Stress Related Disorders.  STAR will have a booth at the Vendor Expo and Nick and Emma will each host a poster presentation on High School Life.  Hope to see you there.
Download the Conference Flyer here
Or to register for the conference, click here

ONGOING EVENT:  Supported Typing Friendship Groups

In an effort to “hang out” with others who type to communicate, a autism and facilitated communicationSouth Orange County AAC Friendship Group was created in 2008.  Every other month or so, friends who use AAC bring their ipads and their communication devices to this social event to re-connect with each other and hang out.

The AAC Friendship Groups meets in the shopping center on the corner of Bison Rd and Jamboree Rd in Newport Beach, CA. (There is a Chipotle, a Carl’s Jr, a Pei Wei, a Panera Bread Co, and a Daphne’s Greek cafe in the food court.)   It is open to all friends and families who use AAC to communicate.   Please call with your RSVP before the event to let us know you’re coming.

Next Meeting:The next AAC Friendship Group is in April 2012 from 1-3 pm.
Call Nancy at 949.412.0502 for more information.


ONGOING EVENTS:  FREE Communication Workshops

Joins us at WAPADH in Santa Fe Springs, CA for these free monthly communication workshops.  Individuals, together with their Communication Partners and Support Teams, will have the opportunity to learn the strategy of Supported Typing, practice fading supports and fine-tune their typing skills, all under the guidance of professional Communication Trainers.

Each workshop lasts one hour and space is limited.  Reservations are required by contacting WAPADH at

Saturday, April 27 and Saturday, June 8
9:30am and 10:30 am at WAPADH
9800 Santa Fe Springs Road,
Santa Fe Springs CA
You must make a reservation by contacting WAPADH at
Saturday, March 23 and Saturday May 11
10:00am and 11:00am at Cal State San Marcos
University Hall Room 373
Parking is available in Lot F for a small fee.
You must make a reservation by contacting WAPADH at
For more information, contact Nancy at 949-412-0502




Nancy Brady, MA-EdSP, ATS