Next Steps and Resources

Next Steps and Resources

Next Steps and Resources is the fifth cluster of concepts for the Consider Communication project.

These are additional resources that are available to help people with complex communication needs, families and teams get the support they need.

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The Communication Matrix

The Communication Matrix (CM) has created a free, web-based assessment tool. It helps caregivers understand their client’s communication skills. The…
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Pennsylvania’s Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) can help people with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians get assistive technology. They have the following…
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Finding the Funds

It can be difficult to figure out how to pay for assistive technology. The same goes for AAC. TechOWL can…
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TechOWL Pennsylvania

TechOWL stands for, “Technology for Our Whole Lives.” TechOWL helps people with disabilities explore, find and get the tools and…
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The Business of AAC

For the past 50 years, there have been companies that specialized in developing and selling communication tools. There are companies…
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College of Direct Support

The College of Direct Support (CDS) is a series of courses. They are meant for workers who support people with…
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AAC Community

AAC Community is where all of Consider Communication lives. We all have a human right to communicate. We don’t lose…
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About Consider Communication

Consider Communication is a project developed to support people with complex communication needs.

The intended consumers of these activities and ideas include but is not limited to:

  • family members
  • direct support providers
  • friends
  • educators
  • health workers
  • people with complex communication needs
  • other interested people

The ideas and concepts that anchor Consider Communication are on this website.

Activities include a full-day learning opportunity as well as follow-up small group video talks.

Developed by

The content has been developed and curated by

Kim Singleton, MS, CCC-SLP

Kathryn Helland, MA CCC-SLP

Kathy Beatty, MA CCC-SLP


Made possible by

The Consider Communication project is made possible through a collaboration between Pennsylvania's Office of Developmental Programs and the TechOWL @ Institute on Disabilities @ Temple University.

TechOWL - Technology for Our Whole Lives is a combination of statewide assistive technology programs including the Assistive Technology Act Program for Pennsylvania.