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It’s Time For AAC App Sales!

By Kathryn Helland | March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
April is Autism Acceptance Month. Every year, AAC companies put their apps on sale at a 50% discount.  This is a great opportunity to save money and get communication into the hands of someone who needs it! Another great app…

Covid-19 Core Communication Boards: A Free Resource for Medical Communication

By Hali Strickler | March 19, 2020 | 0 Comments
Updated 03/25/20 to include a User Guide (below) Imagine landing in the hospital and being unable to communicate.  It is important that we are ALL able to talk with our doctors and medical providers.  Especially now with the challenges of COVID-19, we need to find the…

Video Chats: Using The Technology We Have to Stay Connected

By Kathryn Helland | March 19, 2020 | 0 Comments
03/25/20  Just added: the House Party app for video drop ins and house parties.  Thanks Haley and Debbie! The world is facing a crisis with the spread of Covid-19. Social Isolation is vital to stop the spread of the coronavirus…

Meeting Up: Together at a Distance

By Kathryn Helland | March 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Connect With Our Tech: AAC Meet Ups Online

By Hali Strickler | March 17, 2020 | 0 Comments
AAC Community is pleased to announce that we will be hosting AAC Meet Ups online Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM throughout the social distancing efforts.  Join us starting Tuesday, March 24, 2020 using the Zoom video chat. It…

Oh, The Places You Will Go (Virtually)

By Kathryn Helland | March 15, 2020 | 0 Comments
Stuck at home (for good reason!)? Need to model AAC, or work on science, literacy, or art? Here are some webcams that can be accessed from the comfort of your couch. Many academic and therapeutic goals can be targeted through…

Washing Hands

By Kathryn Helland | March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
Last week, Kim Singleton wrote a post called About Coronavirus. It contains symbol-supported information that helps explain the current health challenge we are facing. All people deserve the chance to understand what is happening, no matter how they communicate. This week,…

About Coronavirus

By Kim Singleton | March 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Simple information with icons to share about the novel coronavirus. This includes a shopping list for planning a personal response.  

Can I call you? Making phone calls with AAC Apps

By Kathryn Helland | February 26, 2020 | 2 Comments
Last year, Assistiveware announced a really exciting update for their AAC apps. You can actually use the phone, or Facetime, while using the app to communicate. For a long time, Apple’s noise cancelling software had made this impossible.  Now, you…

Getting AAC on Your Own

By Kim Singleton | February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments
Most people believe that you need a speech-language pathologist (SLP) to get an AAC device. You might think that formal testing by a speech-language pathologist (SLP) is required to get any AAC device.  While the involvement of an experienced SLP…