Do You Need Community
Service Hours for High School or College?
If your school requires you to complete volunteer community service hours, TASK is the place to complete those hours! Even if your school doesn’t require the hours, community service can make a big difference when students are applying for admission to colleges and trade schools. Please make sure to obtain the Community Service Verification Form and find out the specific requirements from your school. While there are benefits to being a volunteer, the greatest reward is being part of a team that helps deliver the best service possible to those in need. If you are interested in doing your community service hours at TASK, please e-mail
Project: Communicate! We are THRILLED to announce
Project: Communicate! This project is made possible
through a generous grant from the Disability
Communications Fund. The purpose of Project: Communicate is to provide
communication options for persons with language impairments through hands-on
access, assessments, training, support and recommendations.
For this project, we have contracted with Bernadette Kennard at Trivinity
Consulting to provide these much-needed services to our families. Bernadette
earned her MA from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. She is
certified by the American Speech-Hearing Association and licensed by the state
of California as a Speech Language Pathologist. She has specialized in
developing augmentative and alternative communication systems for individuals
with special needs for over 20 years, working closely with families and
educational entities to help clients reach their maximum level of communication
competence. In 2011, Bernadette created Trivinity Consulting, a company
providing customized AAC assessments, therapeutic intervention for AAC users and
training for them, their families, and professionals to develop quality support
Through Project: Communicate, we will offer low/no cost AAC assessments,
free one-hour AAC consultations, and hands-on access and trials of various
dedicated communication devices and iPads with specialized communication apps.
We will also be establishing a group for functional and social communication
support and offering FREE AAC and communication workshops each quarter in all of
TASK's major service regions. We are excited to be able to bring you this
service! Visit our page on Project:
Communicate!, and if you are interested
in any of these services, please feel free to e-mail your questions to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to mention
Board Members Needed
TASK is looking for qualified
individuals to serve on our Board of Directors. If you are the parent of a child
with a disability or a professional that lives in Ventura,
Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Mono, Inyo or Imperial Counties, please consider applying
to the board. For more information, please call (866) 828-8275.
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Getting to Know Proloquo2Go! (workshop
with Bernadette Kennard of Trivinity Consulting).
Proloquo2Go, developed by AssistiveWare, was the first communication app to
receive national recognition. This app has been used around the world and has
literally changed the way augmentative and alternative communication is
addressed globally. Come learn how the app works and the new diverse features
now available with version 4.0. We will cover basic layouts and editing,
features for accessibility, literacy development and vocabulary expansion.
This workshop takes place Thursday, October 8 at TASK's Anaheim
office. For more information, download the
Anaheim workshop flyer! We will also be presenting this workshop at the CSUN
conference on Saturday, October 17. For more information,
download the CSUN workshop flyer!
Other workshops: TASK's Basic Rights
workshop includes an overview of the basic rights and protections under
the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, an overview of Section
504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and explanations of record-keeping
requirements and the assessment process. More...
The IEP Rights and
Strategies workshop provides an overview of the rights and
protections mandated for special needs children as well as advocacy
tips and strategies. More...
workshops provide information on entering the public school system.
TASK also offers an Adult Transition workshop. More...
TASK provides legal
rights information, individual telephone assistance and peer support.
If you are in need of services, please call.
Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK) is a Parent Training and Information Center that parents and professionals can turn to for assistance in seeking and obtaining needed early intervention, educational, medical or therapeutic support service for children. More..
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