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ATIA 2024 is just around the corner! We hope to see you in sunny Orlando January 25-27 for the annual Assistive Technology Industry Association conference known as the leading community-building and learning event for all things assistive technology. PRC-Saltillo is proud to be a sponsor and help you connect, discover, and inspire! View the schedule at-a-glance to see all the happenings at this year’s conference at the Orlando World Center Marriott. 

 Stop by the PRC-Saltillo booth (#213) and say hello!  

 Test drive our newest Accent®, NovaChat®, and Via® devices, and iOS apps featuring research-based AAC vocabularies 

  • Gather round for new product demos and share your feedback  
  • Ask our PRC-Saltillo ambassadors about their personal experiences with AAC 
  • Connect with our clinical consultants to ask questions about our innovative products and support services 
  • Score big with AAC as you experience fun, creative ways to implement AAC with sports-and-games themed materials 
  • Spin the PRC-Saltillo wheel to win a prize 
  • ENTER TO WIN one of two Pro Coaching Clinic registrations valued at $300 each 

Prentke Lecture Award 

We’re also pleased to sponsor the 27th Annual Edwin and Esther Prentke AAC Distinguished Lecture to honor the life and work of the late Edwin (PRC-Saltillo co-founder) and Esther Prentke. The lecture takes place during the in-person conference on Friday, January 26 at 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  (Eastern Time) in Grand Ballroom 7A and will be live streamed for free as part of the ATIA 2024 Virtual Event. 

Karanveer Singh, the 2024 Prentke AAC Distinguished Lecturer, will share his perspective in his lecture, Finding Your Passion, which will demonstrate the passion, insight, and humor of a young man with cerebral palsy who uses eye gaze to communicate with the world with an AAC device. Karanveer will share his journey and how assistive technology and AAC have helped him access his passions of writing, video editing, and public speaking. He also enjoys working with students with disabilities because he feels connected to them.  

Learn more about this special event and make plans to join us. 

Check out exceptional AAC learning opportunities from PRC-Saltillo 

Our incredible colleagues fill the session lineup at this year’s conference. Their presentations will share strategies and technologies to help you and your communication partners excel in AAC. All times below are listed in Eastern Time. View the full education program via the Session Directory. 

Thursday, January 25 

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. / Grand Ballroom 

Check It Out New Devices and Features from PRC-Saltillo 

Presenters: Heather Prenevost & Nicole Palumbo 

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. / Crystal Ballroom B 

Communication Breakdowns of AAC Users   

Presenter: Lance McLemore 

 

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. / Magnolia 4 

Hands-on AAC: Supporting Learners with Complex Needs 

Presenter: Brie Norton 

 

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. / Crystal Ballroom B 

The New AACFunding.com: From Start to Finish 

Presenters: Brittany Toney & Kara Bidstrup 

 

Friday, January 26 

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. / Crystal Ballroom B 

All Aboard! Getting the Whole Team On Board with AAC 

Presenters: Cortney Maholtz & Heather Prenevost 

 

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. / Crystal Ballroom B 

Supporting Bilingual AAC Communicators 

Presenters: Brittany Toney & Sarah Waldman 

 

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. / Crystal Ballroom B 

AAC Where You Are: Context-based Communication Anywhere 

Presenters: Beth Waite-Lafever & Amanda Samperi 

 

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. / Crystal Ballroom B 

Tiered Vocabulary Approach Meets Core: AAC Vocabulary for All 

Presenters: Daniel Dardiz & Debbie Witkowski 

 

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. / Crystal Ballroom B 

Power Up Your Day with WordPower® 

Presenters: Cortney Maholtz & Betsy Clifford 

 

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. / Grand Ballroom 14 

Educator-led Coaching Program-Building AAC Team Competency 

Presenter: Sabrina Eskridge 

 

Saturday, January 27 

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. / Crystal Ballroom B 

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go: Play with AAC 

Presenters: Cortney Maholtz & Beth Waite-Lafever 

 

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. / Crystal Ballroom B 

AAC Group Coaching: Supporting Families Online 

Presenter: Beth Waite-Lafever 

 

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. / Crystal Ballroom B 

Making My Voice Heard! Sharing My Own Experiences as an AAC User 

Presenters: Anthony Arnold & Kirk Behnke 

 

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. / Crystal Ballroom B 

Customizing Minspeak® Systems to Meet Individual Needs 

Presenter: Debbie Witkowski 

Additional opportunities to grow with assistive technology 

Hello! Hola! Bonjour! Supporting communication with bilingual AAC vocabularies  

Learn more about computer controls in this special WordPower session presented by Nancy Inman and Lisa Timm, our friends at Inman Innovations. 

Schedule: Thursday, January 25 / 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 

Location: Magnolia 5 

 

Twenty Questions with PRC-Saltillo 

Gather round for a game of Twenty Questions as Cortney Maholtz leads this product demonstration highlighting the best of AAC devices and vocabularies.  
Schedule: Friday, January 26 / 9:55 – 10:15 a.m. 

Location: Product Demo Center, Central Atrium 

 

I Rule My World with VersaEye and Hiru 

Join PRC-Saltillo and IRISBOND for an interactive session accessing your digital world with eye tracking assistive technology. 

Schedule: Friday, January 26 / 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. 

Location: Chicago Room 

 

There’s still time to register for ATIA 2024 in-person or virtual conference experience. It’s a great event to connect with your colleagues and the AT community, discover resources and new solutions, and be inspired by our dynamic community! See you in Orlando! 

 



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