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aac organizations

There are several aac organizations.  The following is a list that may be of assistance to you.

AAC Institute

Alliance for Technology Access or ATA

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Apraxia and Other Motor Speech Disorders Organization Apraxia-Kids

Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)

Barkley Augmentative and Alternative Communication Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln created this site, which contains demographic information, device tutorials, academic resources, vocabulary lists, presentations by faculty and more.


Closing the Gap


Communication Aid Manufacturers Association is a nonprofit organization of leading manufacturers of AAC software and hardware. The site contains links to manufacturer's web pages.

Communication & Assistive Device Laboratory (CADL)


Communication Independence for the Neurologically Impaired (CINI)

CSUN Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference

Illinois Network for Augmentative and Alternative Communication

ISAAC (International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication) The mission of ISAAC is to promote the best possible communication for people with complex communication needs. The organization has chapters in several countries.

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America

Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Communication Enhancement is a national project funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Its purpose is to improve technologies that further the development of communication, language, natural speech, discourse skills, and literacy of persons with significant communication disorders.

Speaking for Ourselves

Trace Center University & Research

USSAAC (United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication) USSAAC is the only national association in the U.S. specifically designed to address the needs of persons who are either severely speech impaired or unable to speak. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) refers to methods of communication that enhance (augment) or replace (alternative) conventional forms of expression.


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