Curriculum Vita (PDF)
Kate Battoe started working at the BBI in March 2012 as a Research Assistant. She is an extremely talented young woman with a gift for writing. As a Research Assistant, she assists with many projects. Kate started by working on BBI’s Demand Side Employment project, which studies the employment patterns of people with disabilities and seeks to educate employers and employees in order to increase the job retention rate of employees with disabilities. After completing her work on Demand Side Employment, she assisted with research on various projects; wrote monthly articles for BBI’s newsletter; worked extensively with Technical Assistance and Continuing Education Center (TACE), collecting, analyzing and writing reports based on data collected from training sessions; and played a major role in creating the Communication Hope through Assistive Technology (CHAT) pilot camp in 2013. Currently, Kate assists with managing the Disability Rights Bar Association membership and is the point person for processing new student and attorney members and writes the Announcements section of the
Outside of the BBI, Kate is a sought after public speaker and talks about many aspects of living with a disability. For the past five years she has been a guest speaker at Syracuse University’s graduate classes Augmentation and Alternative Communication (AAC) in the Inclusive Classroom and Introduction to AAC, where she has explained her communication development and suggested teaching strategies to help children learn to use. Kate helps train employees at Advocates Inc. on presuming competence, the mindsets of being care givers vs. support staff, and different methods of communication.