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Words are Power

AAC Awareness Month continues and, as always, we strive to share posts from all AAC stakeholders, including people who use AAC and their families.  Today we are thrilled to...


October is AAC Awareness Month

October is International AAC Awareness Month, however USSAAC’s AAC Awareness Committee has been busy planning all year.  The committee has developed some fabulous resources which we are pleased to...


AACcess ALL Areas

Today we are pleased to welcome Yoosun Chung, USSAAC’s past Vice President, People Who Use AAC and their Families, to share her thoughts on this summer’s International Society for...


AAC and English as a Second Language (ESL)

Labor Day weekend is over, schools are back in session, and SpeakUP is back – with a new look.  Today we are excited to welcome a guest post from Vicki Clarke...


The Other AAC Frontier

17 Jul 2018 — SpeakUp Editor Today we are pleased to welcome Brian Whitmer to share his expertise regarding message banking. —– Did you watch any of the old...


Achieving Goals for Independence

9 Jul 2018 — SpeakUp Editor On July the 4th, many of us celebrated our country’s independence with fireworks, parades, and barbeques. Today, Tracy Rackensperger, PhD, USSAAC’s Vice President...


Getting to the CORE of Communication: Part 2 – Top 5 Activities to Increase Core Vocabulary Use

19 Jun 2018 — SpeakUp Editor Last month we welcomed Kelly Key to share her guest post entitled, “Getting to the CORE of Communication: Part One – Tips for...


My AAC Family

5 Jun 2018 — SpeakUp Editor Today we are pleased to welcome Rebecca Sobolevsky to share her firsthand perspective about how becoming a parent to a child using AAC...


Wading into the Murky Waters of Transitioning between Speech Generating Devices: Part Two – First-hand Lessons

29 May 2018 — SpeakUp Editor We began Better Hearing and Speech month by welcoming Kathleen Post to share her guest post entitled, “Wading into the Murky Waters of...


It Takes a Village: The Importance of an AAC Community

20 May 2018 — SpeakUp Editor USSAAC’s members are diverse and include augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) researchers, device manufacturers, therapists, teachers, families of individuals using AAC, and people...


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