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
There’s a broad range of strategies and devices that individuals may use for communication if their speech isn’t functional.
What is AAC?
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) includes all forms of communication that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas. Includes facial expressions or gestures, use symbols or pictures, or write.
USSAAC works to raise awareness of AAC and to inform the general public. Please join us!
Access resources to policies and laws relating to AAC and human rights for individuals complex communication needs
Resources for people with a variety of backgrounds who need more information on funding for AAC
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?
Resources for people with complex communication needs who are in need of disaster relief
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
NEW MEMBER BENEFIT
The United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC) has developed a toolkit to promote emergency preparedness for people who use augmentative communication tools and strategies and their families.
Free access to the USSAAC Disaster Preparedness Toolkit for all new members.
Includes templates, emergency plans, communication tools, what to include in an AAC Go Bag and more.
Content is delivered via text to your mobile device or WhatsApp.
Disaster Preparation for People Who Use AAC and their Families
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