Our group of leaders is growing! The following are the four founders of FLASH Camp, but we are grateful to all of the volunteers who are helping with the planning of FLASH Camp 2024!
Alison is a special education teacher in York Region District School Board where she teaches students with complex communication needs in a self-contained special education class. She completed her Certificate in Teaching Students with Complex Communication Needs from the University of Alberta in 2022. Alison has facilitated numerous parent-child groups to teach AAC, reading, and writing skills.
Karen is a retired special education teacher who lives in Stratford, Ontario. She has a daughter with Rett syndrome. She completed her Certificate in Teaching Students with Complex Communication Needs from the University of Alberta in 2022. Karen is currently a Master of Education candidate at Wilfrid Laurier University. There, she is studying barriers and access to education for students with complex communication needs.
Chichi is a Speech and Language Pathologist in Kingston, Ontario. She has had the pleasure of working within school systems in Ontario and British Columbia. Throughout the years, she has worked extensively with large, interdisciplinary teams to provide both individual and group support to students. She is passionate about helping individual learners develop their communication and literacy skills and express themselves to their full potential.
Valerie is a Speech and Language Pathologist with the Peel District School Board (PDSB). Throughout her career, she has worked in AAC clinics and within the school system, providing support to students with CCN. In her role at PDSB, Valerie has provided professional learning to teaching teams on supporting students who use AAC, and she works closely with educators to support students within their academic programs. Valerie completed her Certificate in Teaching Students with Complex Communication Needs from the University of Alberta in 2022.
We will be recruiting volunteers to assist in the following capacities this year: