Kelly is a self-employed consultant and trainer in assistive and educational technology. Since 1986, she has presented to schools, universities & families in 45 states & internationally in Australia, Canada and South Africa. She presents on a wide range of topics including technology integration, augmentative communication, computer access, literacy, electronic writing, organizers, behavior supports, and assistive technology assessment and implementation strategies.
Kelly has been working with individuals with disabilities since the mid 70s and with assistive technologies since 1983. Her teaching experiences have been as a teacher assistant, teacher and instructional media specialist in early childhood, preschool and school age programs. She worked 8 years as a consultant with PennTech, the state-wide technology project supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Since 1999, Kelly has maintained an independent business with contract work in educational and assistive technology consultation and training. She has consulted to university and adult programs concerning access to technology by persons with disabilities. Also, she has taught courses at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in both the Occupational Therapy and Exceptional Education departments and at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She has professional development contracts with several manufacturers and CSUN, California State University – Northridge’s Center on Disabilities.
Kelly has a B.S. in special education from Millersville University, an M.S. in educational technology with a minor in special education/rehabilitation technology from The Johns Hopkins University, and holds an Assistive Technology Applications Certificate of Learning from California State University - Northridge. She has continuing education courses in adult education and urban education from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.