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

We are pleased to announce that Saved By Typing will be hosting the first of a new 8-part series of Facilitated Communication (FC) training programs in Central Indiana, an Introduction to Facilitated Communication/Supported Typing Training Workshop on Saturday 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 – 4:00 PM: two hours of typing practice with our typers

Training Program Schedule

We have published event pages and opened registration for all the programs in this 8-part training cycle. You can access these pages for more information, or to register for these events, by clicking on the links below:

  • June 17 - Part One: Intro Training
  • July 15 - Part Two: Foundations Training
  • August 19 - Part Three: Moving on Up!
  • September 16 - Part Four:Skill Building I
  • November 4 (rescheduled from October 21) - Part Five: Skill Building II
  • January 20, 2018 - Intro Training (Encore)
  • February 17 February 24 - Part Two: Foundations Training (Encore) III
  • March 17 - Part Three: Moving On Up! (Encore)
  • April 21 - Skill Building I (Encore)
  • May 19 - Skill Building II (Encore)

Registration Information

This 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 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.

NOTE: If you plan to apply for a Medicaid Waiver to cover the cost of this training, you should register at least 30 days prior to the training. Use the Pay By Check option, which REQUIRES NO UPFRONT PAYMENT. We will send you an invoice to submit to your case manager.

If you preregister for all the training workshops you want to attend, we will send you all the invoices you will need to submit, which will give your case manager time to arrange for funds and get the waivers approved.

About FCAR

FCAR is a medicaid waiver service available on the CIH and Family Supports Waivers. Families must have a Medicaid waiver in order to use FCAR. 

 There are several providers for this service. Families who want to utilize a waiver service should contact their case managers first and will need to select a provider from a pick list. Families have to add FCAR funds to their waiver budget, which must be submitted to and approved by the state prior to receiving any payments. We recommend that you contact your case manager at least 30 days before an event to start the process.

If less than 30 days prior to the training date, you will still be able to register online and pay by credit/debit card or with the "Pay By Check" option. We will send you an invoice to submit to your case manager. However, depending on which waiver service provider you use, we cannot guarantee that you will be reimbursed if you submit an invoice after the event date.

In this case, you will be responsible to pay the registration fees at the start of the training, unless prior alternative arrangements are made.

To make alternative payment arrangements, or for more information regarding the workshop, contact Saved By Typing by phone (317-843-5566) or by email:

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We look forward to seeing you at the training.


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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