Looking for more sites about AAC and family networking? This page contains UK based support and information. If you know of a site that should be listed on this page, please contact us.
Communication Aid Advice/Assessment & Professional Support
Ace Centre North –
Independent advice and information about assistive technology, including training, recommendations, resources, and access methods.
CALL Scotland –
"Communication Aids for Language and Learning", University of Edinburgh site, offering training, resources and information related to the education of children with severe communication disability.
organisation promoting inclusion and supporting people with complex needs.
supports the communication needs of physically disabled pupils and students who are receiving their education in schools and colleges throughout inner London.
Communication Matters –
Up to date information, including conferences, regular journal, personal stories for professionals, people using AAC and families. Chat forum and plenty of contacts. UK branch of ISAAC
an information resource and exchange platform for all those with an interest / involved in the development of assistive technology.
PrAACtical AAC –
PrAACtical AAC is written by two professors of speech-language pathology, Robin Parker and Carole Zangari, who are passionate about AAC. Our blog is a virtual space where we can muse aloud about the state of the field, share information about implementing AAC strategies, provide resources, and discuss news of interest to the AAC community.
The AAC Institute –
A resource for: People who rely on AAC, their families and friends, Professionals and Educators, Researchers, Developers and Manufacturers, Funding and other Parties.
The Communication Trust –
raises awareness of the importance of speech, language and communication across the children's workforce and to enable practitioners to access the best training and expertise to support the communication needs of all children.
Check the Map –
a comprehensive site of resources for people with learning disability.
Contact a Family –
support and advice for parents and a directory giving information on over 1,000 rare syndromes and disorders.
design and manufacture any equipment that helps improve quality of life for anyone who will benefit. Their service is free of charge.
Disability Rocks –
Disability Rocks is a new, not for profit Community Interest Company set up by Richard Sutton, father of a young boy with a disability, with the aim of presenting music and arts events for disabled people, their families, friends and carers, and anyone else affected in any way by any form of disability. So I guess that’s just about all of us!
Drake Music –
Drake Music breaks down disabling barriers to music through innovative approaches to learning, teaching and making music
Martin Pistorius –
This is a link to Martin, who speaks via a computer/communication software, and wrote a book about his ordeal with Cryptococcal meningitis.
His book is called Ghost Boy.
Scope's aim is that disabled people achieve equality: a society in which they are as valued, and have the same human and civil rights as everyone else.
Simons Able –
Simon works with a wide range of people, focusing on self-confidence, communication and personal identity. He works with families in a mentoring role, helping parents to get things out for their children. From his experience, parents say it is a comfort having someone with a physical disability without speech, on hand to talk to if the stress of sorting things out get too much.
Unique is a source of information and support to families and individuals affected by any rare chromosome disorder and to the professionals who work with them. Unique is a UK-based charity but welcomes members worldwide.
Find a Voice –
information and support for people needing communication aids.
Sequal Trust –
fundraises on behalf of its members to provide a communication aid.