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Saturday, October 6, 2012

October is AAC Awareness Month

AAC Month Campaign 2012
High Performance Communication – Best Life Experience
Share a story…mentor…teach…advocate…lead…perform…and show the world what is possible with an effective communication method of one’s choice!

In 2007, ISAAC established International AAC Month to celebrate and promote access to augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for all who need it.  In October 2012, we mark the fifth year of AAC Month, and we hope that you will join us to focus the world’s attention on the need for access to AAC and to literacy instruction for people who have difficulty speaking effectively.    

Writings and videos by people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) have been a centerpiece of the AAC Awareness Month campaign since 2008.  Again this year, people who use AAC are invited to help spread the word about the importance of AAC and literacy by contributing writings, stories, videos, and multimedia entries for the online AAC Collection.   Entries, submission forms and consent forms go to    

This year we also encourage people who use AAC and people who support AAC to get involved in your communities, to teach and mentor on AAC, and to raise funds for communication devices and services.  Events such as Power of Communication Relays, festivals, and fairs and other events will be held to raise funds and to inform the public about the many ways people communicate using technology.  For ideas on organizing a relay, see this video that Faye Warren posted in 2011.  

The AAC Month Facebook page (International AAC Month) and follow them on Twitter (AACawareness).  The fourth annual 24-hour online AAC Chat / “Read-a-Thon” on Skype, Facebook and Twitter is being planned for October 18, 2012, starting at 8 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (USA).  

Send inquiries or submit information on your event to 

- ISAAC International AAC Awareness Month Task Force

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