This website provides early intervention guidelines in order to maximize the language and communication development of young children with complex communication needs, including children with: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome or Multiple disabilities. The website includes photographs, videos, and success stories!
This list of AAC-related resources was developed by KidsAbility in order to support children with complex communication needs and their families.
When should you start AAC, and what can you do to get started? This website includes many useful links and resources.
This website provides a good overview of AAC-related resources and research. ISAAC is a membership organization working to improve the lives of children and adults with complex communication needs.
A young boy uses a high tech communication device to have dinnertime conversation with his sister and potty talk with his brother.
PrAACtical AAC supports a community of professionals and families who are determined to improve the communication and literacy abilities of people with significant communication difficulties.
This is a collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books in many languages. Each book can be speech-enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces (e.g. touchscreens or switches). Users can write their own books using existing pictures/symbols or by uploading their own. In order to create your own books you must create a username then email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a registration code. This site was created by the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies and the department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
YouTube video by OneKidsPlace
This video by One Kids Place explains and demonstrates Aided Language Stimulation, a partner strategy used to encourage and expand AAC use.
Boardmaker is a software program that allows you to create Picture Communication Symbols. Most SLPs and schools use this symbol set to create low tech AAC displays.