Who can I contact with questions? Contact NCC directly at nonspeakingcommunity@gmail.com.

Who is on this conference committee?

  • Judy C. Bailey
  • Dana Johnson
  • Karen Lager
  • Susan Pruyn
  • Thomas Pruyn
  • Rebecca Simmons
  • Christie Vosseller
  • Elizabeth Vosseller

Who is NCC? How do I learn more about NCC? The Nonspeaking CommUnity Consortium is a non-profit organization, 501(c)3 status pending, in its infancy. Our website is currently under development. Founding Directors include:

  • Judy C. Bailey, M.Ed., EPBSF
  • Dana Johnson, Ph.D., MS, OTR/L
  • Benjamin McGann
  • Stephen McWilliams, MBA
  • Eric Nordling, MBA
  • Ian Nordling
  • Susan Pruyn
  • Tauna Szymanski
  • Christine Vosseller, MA, SPHR, PHR
  • Elizabeth Vosseller, MA, CCC-SLP

Do you have any recommendations for lodging? There are several great options; none of which are in walking distance. Most offer amenities our community often requests like kitchenettes, multiple suite rooms, cost considerations, free breakfast/evening social and pools.  Here are a few options we recommend:

Do you have recommendations for transportation and/or parking? .  In general, hotel, airfare, train and car rental rates are best obtained based on individual needs and preferred vendors.  Closest airports to the venue include Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport.  Onsite parking at the conference venue is included in your admission.

Can I attend with my student or child? Please do! We will not offer respite care, but seminars and break out sessions are geared toward all particpants; nonspeaking communicators, family and professionals. Letterboard practitioners will be on hand for practical application sessions. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Can my spouse, paraprofessional or home aide attend the conference with me? Yes! However, each individual attendee must register to participate in this event.

Remind me again - where is the conference?  We are proud to host this conference at the Annandale Campus of the Nothern Virginia Community College, Richard J. Ernst CommunityCultural Center. 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia.  Building CE.  Check out the full campus map here.

Are the facilities accessible and friendly? Located minutes from the Capital Beltway with extensive parking, the Cultural Center is flexible and accessible with outstanding technological features that aim to ensure all participants are comfortable. The main forum space offers room to move, grow and learn both indoors and outdoors.

What identification is required for admission? Admission will require your printed ticket from EventBrite and one form of photo ID.  Family member or communication partner identification for those under 18 will be suitable.

How do I sign up for a break out session? Break out sessions are subject to change through April, 2017.  In May we will send an invitation for all participants to begin social networking and showing interest in break out sessions via conference website.

I cannot attend this event. Will you offer a live stream or recorded option for attendance? Thank you for your interest!  We will not offer live stream or recorded attendance option. This request is a bit advanced for our first conference; the conference committee will review available technology for subsequent conferences.

Do we offer CEUs?  We are not a CEU granting organization at this time, but, upon request, NCC will provide verification of hours of attendance.

What is the cancellation policy?
Before June 1:   50% refund
Ticket is transferrable to another participant with no additional fee if executed no later than July 15 via nonspeakingcommunity@gmail.com.