Professional Lectures

• Surabian, M. (2018). Beyond Remediation: The Case of Assistive Technology. Keynote Presentation at The 45th Everyone Reading Conference on Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2018). Assistive Technology for Students in the NYU Nest ASD Program: Professional Development Training for OT’s and PT’s. United Federation of Teachers Building, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2018). Assistive Technology for Children w/ Disabilities. Bank Street College, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2018). The Use of Assistive Technologies with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Special Needs. Hunter College, NY, NY

• Surabian, M. (2017). Preconference Session - Technology Enhanced Inclusion: Increasing Participation for Individuals with Severe Disabilities in Education, Employment, and Leisure Activities. ATCNE Conference, Warwick, Rhode Island.

• Surabian, M. (2017). AT Solutions for Increasing Learning Independence and Classroom Participation. ATCNE Conference, Warwick, Rhode Island.

• Surabian, M. (2017). Assistive Technology for Students with Learning and Accessibility Challenges. NY SPED Charter School Center, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2017). Assistive Technology for Children with Severe Disabilities.  Presentation for New York University, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2017). The Impact of Assistive Technologies for Students with Disabilities. NYC Committee on Special Education & Parent Councils. 

• Surabian, M. (2017). Assistive Technology for Children with Low Incidence Disabilities. Presentation for New York University.\\

• Surabian, M. (2017). Assistive Technology (AT): Often Maligned as a “Crutch”— But Crutches Empower Users to Stand Alone. The 44th Everyone Reading Conference on Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities, CUNY Graduate Center, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2017). Making Education Accessible for Young Children with Communication, Physical, and Learning Challenges. Presentation for New York University.

• Surabian, M. (2017). AT for Children with Disabilities. St. Josephs’s College, Brooklyn, NY. 2017

• Surabian, M. (2017). The Use of Assistive Technologies with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Special Needs. Hunter College, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2017). Assistive Technology for Children with Disabilities. Bank Street College, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2017). The Impact of Assistive Technologies for Students with Disabilities. Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2017). The Use of Assistive Technologies with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Special Needs. Hunter College, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2016). Nation-wide Webinar: Managing Your MS Symptoms with Technology. CanDo MS Webinar Series, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New York, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2016). Facilitator for Assistive Technology for Education Work, & Leisure Group on Accessibility in NYC. NYC Digital Equity Convening. New York Public Library, New York, NY.

• Jeppe, P., Spoden, A., Surabian, M. (2016). Panel: Assistive Technology and its Impact on Learning for Students with Disabilities. ARISE Coalition event at Advocates for Children. New York, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2016). An Overview of Assistive Technology for Ed Tech Students. NYU Department of Educational Technology, New York, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2016). Assistive Technology: Solutions for Increasing Learner Independence and Classroom Participation. Accessibility Camp NYC Unconference. New York, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2016). 3 Presentations: Free and Affordable Technology Supports for Struggling Learners; Making Note-Taking Accessibility for Students using Sonocent Audio Notetaker; Kinetic and Multi-Sensory Learning Games for Classroom and Therapy. The 43rd Everyone Reading Conference on Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2016). 2 presentations: Note-taking Supports in the Classroom; Multi-Sensory Learning Games. EdCampAccessNJ. The College of St. Elizabeth, NJ.

• Surabian, M. (2016). Classifying and Matching Assistive Technologies to Needs for K-12 Education - Interactive Workshop. Columbia University Teachers College, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2016). Augmentative Communication for Speech Disorders. BankStreet College, New York, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2016). Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology. St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2016). Augmenting the Classroom, Augmenting the Student. NYC Special Education Collaborative, 6th Annual Education Conference. Baruch College, New York, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2015). Google Chrome Apps & Extensions: Cloud-Based Assistive Technology that Follows the User. International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE). Philadelphia, PA.

• Surabian, M. (2015). AAC Lecture Series: AAC: Insight, Empathy, & Impact; Intro to AT and AAC Devices; AAC & Speech Therapy Apps; Columbia University Teachers College, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2015). The Impact of Technology on Enhancing Participation in School, at Work, and Leisure. Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Conference. Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2015). Chrome Applications for Learning Disabilities. The Uncommon Charter School, Brooklyn, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2015). Assistive Technologies or Instructional Technologies? Columbia University Teachers College, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2015). Assistive Technology Supports for Struggling Learners: Reading, Writing, Organization, Note-taking, and Math Tools. NY SPED Charter School Center, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2015). Assistive Technology for Early Childhood Needs and ELL’s. Bankstreet College, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2015). AAC: Theories, Myths, Case Studies, & Apps. NYU Communicative Science & Disorders, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2015). Assistive Technology in Differentiated Instruction. City College of NY, NY.
• Surabian, M. (2014). Assistive Technology in Education, K-12. Lecture at Fordham University, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2014). Augmentative Communication: Theory & Practice. Lecture at St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2014). Utilizing Assistive Technologies to Enable, Enhance, and Augment Student Participation in the Classroom. Eight one-day workshops presented for the Division of Students with Disabilities and ELL of the NYC Department of Education. Location: Everyone Reading Association, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2014). Beyond Differentiation: How Assistive Technologies Augment Student Learning. 41st Annual Conference on Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities. Kimmel Center at New York University, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2014). Utilizing Assistive Technology in the Classroom; & The Role of Assistive Technology in Day Habilitation and Work Opportunities; & Tablet Applications for Learning, Physical, and Communication Needs. Lectures at the Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies, Inc., NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2014). Google Apps: AT Exists in the Cloud; & AT Does Make a Difference in the Classroom. (two presentations). Invited Speaker for the Power Up Conference, sponsored by the Missouri Assistive Technology Advisory Council, Osage Beach, MO.

• Surabian, M. (2014). The Impact of Assistive Technologies on Student Learning. Presentation at the Special Education Collaborative's 4th Annual Education Conference, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2014). Panel Discussion with Industry Professionals on Accessibility. Met & Parsons Museum Accessibility Collaboration Workshop, NY, NY.

• Surabian, M. (2013). The Value of AT for Inclusion in After-school Programming. Presentation at the Partnership for Afterschool Education Conference (PASE), NY, NY

• Surabian, M. (2013). The Impact of Assistive Technologies on Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Presentation at FEGS Health and Human Services Agency Conference, NY, NY.

• Calvert, J., Surabian, M. (2013). The Chrome Toolbox: Using Free Cloud-based Supports for Students with Learning, Visual, Language, and Access Challenges. Presentation at the Ensuring Learning for All Students Conference, White Plains, NY

• Naraian, S., Surabian, M. (2012). Reframing assistive technology: A critical literacy approach. Paper presented in the “Technology Use in Special Education” Session at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

• Calvert, J., Surabian, M. (2012). The ChromeToolbox: Determining AT Apps in the Cloud. Presentation at the NY/NJ Google Apps Summit at Kean University, Union, NJ.