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Welcome Kate Ahern, M.S. Special Ed and Assistive Tech Specialist as a Rett University Instructor
Kate has presented at numerous conferences across North America on key topics such as communication, literacy and AAC and leads an AAC camp for families in the local Boston area. Kate shares, "I am very excited to be participating in this great venture with Rett University. Rett U will allow me to serve a broader group of individuals with Rett Syndrome across the globe through efficient and effective course work based on my 15+ years of work with students. The individuals with Rett Syndrome that I've worked with have all demonstrated strong competence and skill and when these students are given access to communication, literacy and appropriate use of technology, they THRIVE! That's what I want to be a part of; helping everyone experience and understand the incredible potential these students have to learn and communicate in real tangible ways."
Kate will be working on a series of courses beginning with AAC through using a myriad of technology to assist with communication, building literacy and more. She is an avid believer that Rett Syndrome students need a variety of ways in which to access communication and language and when they do, their lives change. "We are in the midst of making real, positive change in the lives of individuals with special needs and it takes every family member, educator and therapist who is involved to start using strategies that work. Rett University is just one of the ways in which I can help be a part of that change," says Kate.
Please join us in welcoming Kate to Rett University and look for new courses publishing soon!
About Rett Syndrome
Rett Syndrome is a severe neurological disorder that almost exclusively affects females. Every 90 minutes another little girl is born "normal," only to be robbed of her ability to speak, walk, crawl, and use her hands between the ages of 1 and 3. Complications include seizures, sudden death in their sleep and scoliosis.
Rett Syndrome is caused by a single spontaneous gene mutation that any baby girl has an equal chance of acquiring. It is considered one of the most physically disabling neurological disorders and is as prevalent as Cystic Fibrosis, ALS and Huntington's Disease. There is no treatment, but in 2007 researchers proved in the lab that Rett Syndrome can be reversed, giving it the potential to be the first curable neurological disorder and playing a key role in understanding other neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's, Schizophrenia and Parkinson's. For further information, visit http://www.girlpower2cure.org or call 904.277.2628.
About Rett University
Rett University is an international e-learning platform designed for educators, therapists and families of Rett Syndrome students that allows experienced professionals to share cutting-edge knowledge and training on how to support and teach individuals with Rett Syndrome.
Rett University is co-founded by Girl Power 2 Cure, Inc. a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, raising awareness and funding for treatments and a cure for Rett Syndrome, and Susan Norwell, a world renowned Rett Syndrome education and communication specialist. For further information, visit http://rettuniversity.org.
Girl Power 2 Cure, Inc.
Page Updated Last on: Apr 26, 2016