Bridges News — Events


Bridges LIVE! Newmarket 0

blive kitchener collageWe've confirmed our next Bridges LIVE! event will be in Newmarket, Ontario.  Bridges LIVE! is an interactive, hands-on day of trying technology and curricula for students with special needs.  This year we're focusing on tools for students with intellectual, physical and/or communication challenges who may be following modified or alternative curricula. Looks like there will be more Bridges LIVE! events happening before the end of the school year, hosted by school boards. Does your board want to host a Bridges LIVE? If you host a Bridges LIVE at your location, we'll provide you with 5 free registrations. Bridges will supply computers, catering and all materials. We just need a suitable room. If you're interested in hosting a Bridges LIVE, contact me at

Erickson, Koppenhaver Literacy & AAC Course – Back in 2012 0

Registration for Karen Erickson and David Koppenhaver’s course, Literacy and Alternative Augmentative Communication Course, is now open. This is the third time Bridges has presented this course. litteracy and aac erickson koppenhaver course logoThis is an intensive five day course on teaching literacy to children with severe communication impairments.  Speech Language Pathologists, teachers and other educators who work with students using AAC, Occupational Therapists, Communication Disorder Assistants and others would benefit from this comprehensive examination of assessment, instruction, classroom problem-solving, and best practice use of assistive technologies to support these students The course runs from May 14 - 18, 2012. The reviews from past offerings of this session have been glowing.  It is a lot of intense work -- essentially packing a semester of learning into a single week -- but has proven to be an extremely valuable and satisfying experience for participants. Please note that there are only 30 spots for the course. The last time it was offered, we ended up with a substantial waiting list so register early! For more info and to register, visit

Popular AT for IT Courses to Be Offered 0

Kim Mitchell will be leading our perennially popular workshop, AT for IT: Assistive Technology for Information Technology Professionals, in October.  This is a one day workshop and will take place in our classroom in Mississauga.  The fee is $150 This workshop is ideal for any IT professionals who is supporting assistive technology in schools or any other institutional environment.  Tips and tricks, upgrades, installation options, troubleshooting will be looked at for a wide range of popular tools including Boardmaker, Kurzweil 3000 and others. For details and to register, follow the link below:

More See & Try Equals Seminars 0

We had such a great response to our first Equals seminars, that we've scheduled two more. Equals is the first complete, age-neutral, standards-based mathematics curriculum, specifically designed for students in special education. [caption id="attachment_352" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Equals Math Curriculum"]Equals Math Curriculum[/caption] The Canadian version now available, exclusively from Bridges! Click here to learn more about Equals. RSVP Equals Invitation Flyer Choose from one of two free, hands-on information sessions Location:  Bridges Mississauga HQ 2550 Argentia Rd., Ste. 121 Tuesday, April 19: 1:00 - 2:30 (p.m.) Friday, May 6 1:00 - 2:30 (p.m.)