Firsthand AAC Perspectives


Hey, Is There an App for That?

We are honored to have today’s guest author share his wisdom and years of experience with SpeakUP readers.  Michael Williams has been President of USSAAC, a member of the ISAAC...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Reaching for the Stars

Today we are pleased to share a piece by a dynamic college Sophomore, Hannah Foley.  In this post, she writes about her own personal AAC journey and how it...


What I Learned at Gap

Today we welcome Mike Hipple, USSAAC’s director of membership, to share his personal experience from this year’s Closing the Gap conference. —– I went to the 35th annual Closing...


Red Tape: The Hurdles I Face Trying to Obtain a Speech Generating Device

#AACAwarenessMonth is drawing to a close and the Dogers are in the World Series for the first time since 1988.  Today’s guest author, Sarah Morris, is a freelance writer...


AAC in the Classroom: One Brother’s Inspiration

In today’s SpeakUp post, Janelle Hite shares the story of her son’s illuminating experience with AAC in the classroom and the powerful impact it had on their #AACFamily. —– Our...


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