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.


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


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

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


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


There are no upcoming events at this time.

Recent SpeakUp Posts


USSAAC is Co-Sponsoring the 19th ISAAC Biennial Conference in Cancun Mexico

Ends: August 6


ISAAC is excited to announce the venue for ISAAC 2020, the 19th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC). The main conference will be held at the Cancún International Convention Center (ICC) in the beautiful city Cancún, situated on the Gulf of México and adjoining the Riviera Maya. Rivera Maya…

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