Valeska Gioia is an Assistive Technology/Educational Specialist and currently works for the SC Vocational Rehabilitation Agency. Valeska presents throughout the state on various technologies that can improve student performance in all academic areas. Valeska has also presented nationally at ATIA, Closing the Gap, and The Council for Exceptional Children and she has also presented internationally for Microsoft and has written a blog for Microsoft Accessibility in Education. Valeska received her Bachelors in Elementary Education and Special Education and has three graduate degrees in Education Technology, Literacy and Language, and Administration. She has attended CSUN and obtained her certification (ATACP) in Assistive Technology and her ATP certification through RESNA also in Assistive Technology. Valeska is also a member of Microsoft Partners in Learning, a Certified Microsoft Instructor and a Nationally Certified Autism Specialist.