October is AAC Awareness Month!

Posted by Katie Tierney on 10/1/2019 3:00:00 PM

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October is International Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month!

Approximately, four million Americans cannot consistently meet their day-to-day communication requirements by means of natural speech (Beukelman and Mirenda, 2013). Families report there are huge needs to increase knowledge and awareness of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) (Angelo et al, 1995).  

The International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC), has announced this year's theme is, "Communication Beyond Borders". Lateef McLeod, Chair of the ISAAC LEAD Committee, has recorded a short message about this year's theme.

Communication Beyond Borders

For more ideas on how to spread AAC awareness this month and every month, visit the USSAAC website.

Happy AAC Awareness Month! 


Thank you, to Carole Zangari, of PrAACtical AAC, for the great AAC Awareness Month graphics!