Hi there! My name is Nancy Jo Geise. I am the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Liasion at Networks for Training and Development, Inc. for over 7 years primarily working in the Northcentral, PA area. I know that title is a mouthful but what does that mean? Well, let me tell you what I do.
My first 4 years at Networks I worked in our office, that was also set up as a “smart home” in Sunbury, PA. While there, my job was to maintain the library of assistive technology (AT) and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices. I also did scanning and filing, , acted as the hostess for those who came to use the office, helped with day to day things at the office such as checking general email inquiries and was a co-presenter at trainings about assistive technology and augmentative and alternative communication as well as employment in the community.
I am a 2011 graduate of the Communication Mentors Course. I also met with people who were just beginning to explore AT and AAC to give them encouragement and to show others what is possible to be more independent.
For the past 3 years I now work out of my home office. I continue to check the email, and scan but I have learned some new jobs as well. My job coach helps me to deliver flyers and taught me to convert VHS tapes to DVDs. I also continue to enter evaluations from trainings into the database and generate evaluation summaries. Additionally, I am working on archiving photos through scanning and making them digital. I also continue to maintain our AT library we have up here. There is a lot more I do, but that’s my job in a nutshell.