Adjunct Instructor, Disability and Human Development
Sayard's initial interest in Alternative and Augmentative Communication branched into Assistive Technology. She is currently the assistive technology coordinator for Southwest Cook County Cooperative Association for Special Education. She also presents locally, via webinar, and nationally on topic such as Transition, AAC, and Implementation.
When not learning about or speaking about Assistive Technology Sayard enjoys reading, story telling, triathlon, and trying new things.
BA, Speech Communications, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, 2004
MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Illinois State University, 2010