WHAT IS AAC?

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas. We all use AAC when we make facial expressions or gestures, use symbols or pictures, or write.

USEFUL AAC INFO

AAC Devices

There’s a broad range of strategies and devices that individuals may use for communication if their speech isn’t functional.

AAC Awareness

USSAAC works to raise awareness of AAC and to inform the general public. Please join us!

Policy Laws

Access resources to policies and laws relating to AAC and human rights for individuals complex communication needs

Emergency Preparedness

If an emergency happens, are you or your loved one using AAC ready? As a first responder, do you know how to communicate with nonspeaking individuals?

Disaster Relief

Resources for people with complex communication needs who are in need of disaster relief

Funding

Resources for people with a variety of backgrounds who need more information on funding for AAC

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

USSAAC relies on the support of its members to sustain the organization. Benefits include:

  • Free access to the USSAAC webinar series with free ASHA CEUs

  • Priority as guest author on the SpeakUP blog

  • Discounts to the biennial ISAAC conference and the annual ATIA conference

RECENT WEBINARS

An introduction to non-invasive brain-computer interface techniques for AAC

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kevin Pitt

Individuals with neuromotor impairments such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and locked insyndrome can present with a range of impairments impacting AAC intervention. To help support AACaccess, this seminar will provide an overview of non-invasive brain-computer interface (BCI)techniques for individuals with severe physical impairment, along with assessment considerations,and future directions for integrating BCI into clinical practice.

Mental Health and Students with Complex Communication Needs: Let’s Talk About it!

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kathy Howery

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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