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Supporting AAC Users in the time of Covid-19: Resources for Teletherapy & More

By Kathryn Helland | March 31, 2020
Families, teachers, and therapists around the globe are working hard to make distance learning effective for all types of students.  What does this look like for students who use AAC?  The following list is based on a presentation given on…
April is Autism Acceptance Month Hey, Check Out These AAC App Sales! • Proloquo2Go: for Mac and iOS get 50% off regular price of $249.99 ON SALE April 2–4 • Proloquo4Text: for Mac and iOS get 50% off regular price of $119.99 ON SALE April 2–4 • Predictable: for iOS, Android, and Windows.get 50% off regular price of $159.99 ON SALE April 1–6 • LAMP Words For Life: for iOS. get 50% off regular price of $299.99 ON SALE March 24–30 • TouchChat HD with WordPower: for iOS. get 50% off regular price of $299.99 ON SALE March 24–30 • Avaz AAC Lifetime Edition: for iOS and Android. get 50% off regular price of $199.99 ON SALE April 1–30 • CoughDrop: for Windows, iOS, and Android. get 50% off regular price of $200.00 ON SALE April 6–10 • Alexicom AAC All Elements Vocabulary Set: for Mac and iOS. App is FREE Vocabulary set only $.99 ON SALE March 22–31

It’s Time For AAC App Sales!

By Kathryn Helland | March 23, 2020
Click here to see the sale dates for April 2021.   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…
Core board featuring 60 high frequency words and associated icons. 10 additional words at the bottom feature fringe vocabulary related to COVID-19. TechOWL and Institute on Disabilities at Temple University branding at the bottom of image.

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

By Hali Strickler | March 19, 2020
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…
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Video Chats: Using The Technology We Have to Stay Connected

By Kathryn Helland | March 19, 2020
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…
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AAC MeetUps Online: Together at a Distance

By Kathryn Helland | March 17, 2020
At TechOWL, we have a monthly meetup for people who use augmentative communication. Many of our past ACES participants have become regulars. Each month, we look forward to learning new tech, troubleshooting device challenges, and talking AAC.  We are now…
People participate in a Zoom video chat meeting. Seven individuals talk through telecommunication means. This image is a screenshot from the Zoom app.

Connect With Our Tech: AAC Meet Ups Online

By Hali Strickler | March 17, 2020
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…
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Oh, The Places You Will Go (Virtually)

By Kathryn Helland | March 15, 2020
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…
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Washing Hands

By Kathryn Helland | March 6, 2020
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,…
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About Coronavirus

By Kim Singleton | March 2, 2020
Simple information with icons to share about the novel coronavirus. This includes a shopping list for planning a personal response.  
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Can I call you? Making phone calls with AAC Apps

By Kathryn Helland | February 26, 2020
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…

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