Introduction to Facilitated Communication/Supported Typing Facilitator Training Rescheduled to June 17, 2017

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the June 3rd training has been
rescheduled to June 17, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We are pleased to announce that Saved By Typing will be hosting the first of a new 9-part series of Facilitated Communication (FC) training programs in Central Indiana, an Introduction to Facilitated Communication/Supported Typing Training Workshop on Saturday June 3 June 17, 2017, from 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM.

“Introduction” training gets you ready to explore the method, but trying it and practicing helps gain confidence to be a good facilitator and know what you are doing. Follow up with a trainer and seek training, networking with other families. To gain confidence, you must do the following:

  1. Understand the basics of support and be able to apply those principles to working with your child/student.
  2. Be able to shift your role as you get beyond the basics.

Program Details

Facilitated Communications Trainer Laura Poorman-Richmond

This one-day program will be conducted by FC Trainer Laura Poorman-Richmond. Known simply as “Poorman” to her friends, colleagues, and clients, Laura has been a Facilitated Typing trainer in the metropolitan Indianapolis area for more than 20 years. Her kindness, patience, insights, and understanding has had an amazing effect on the people whose lives she has touched. She will provide information on the following topics during the training:

  • History of Facilitated Communication
  • Presume Competence
  • Candidacy
  • Literacy
  • The Controversy
  • Implications
  • Commitment
  • Best Practice
  • Resources/Waiver Training
  • Mind, Body, Movement Interventions

Training Agenda

  • 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Four (4) hours of facilitator training (adults only session)
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch Break
  • 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM: two and a half hours of typing practice with our typers

NOTE: The next event in this series is planned for July (dates TBD). We will provide more information about it in the coming weeks.

Registration Information

This introductory training is open to new and current facilitators, those interested in becoming a facilitator, or anyone interested in learning more about FC. The cost to attend the FC Introductory Training Workshop is $95/person for the full day of training. There is no cost for any typer that would like to attend the afternoon session only. Facilitators who are new with their typer, or those who are just learning, can get the help they need to advance their skill levels.

Facilitators need to register as soon as possible so that we are able to plan accordingly.

For more information regarding the workshop, contact Saved By Typing by phone (317-843-5566) or by email:


If you have any problems registering, please contact Andy, our webmaster, directly at Please provide a phone number and he will get back to you as soon as possible to help you complete the registration process.

Event Location

All sessions will be held at SBT’s home base:
SePro Building
11550 N. Meridian St.
Carmel, IN 46032
1st floor conference room

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We hope you’ll join us for this informative and instructive program.

Jim Smyth, Program Manager