My AAC introduction post – discusses different types of AAC, apps, and more
Favorite AAC Users’ Blogs/Websites:
- Lilly’s Voice
- The Arc
- Sometimes your local Arc chapter may have funding to help access a communication device, depending on what’s available.
- Your state’s Assistive Technology centers
- These are a thing! Many states have centers where they can help you access assistive tech.
- Medicaid, Home and Community-Based Services, and (sometimes) insurance plans
- This can be difficult, but sometimes they will cover communication devices. I know at least in Tennessee, ECF Choices can cover assistive technology
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- This might be an option for older individuals rather than children – and for people who are planning on working. But Vocational Rehabilitation is supposed to provide you with things related to your disability that you need to succeed in the workplace, in your education, etc – and if that includes AAC, there you go!
This section is a work in process. I’ll update it as I’m able to and hopefully reorganize it when I have the spoons/energy.
- AssistiveWare: What is AAC?
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Speaking Autistic Adults: Overview and Recommendations by Alyssa Hillary Zisk and Elizabeth Dalton
- Am I the curriculum? by Alyssa Hillary
- Leaders Around Me: Autobiographies of Autistics who Type, Point, and Spell to Communicate
- Communication Alternatives in Autism: Perspectives on Typing and Spelling Approaches for the Nonspeaking
- Communication First