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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Some Positive AAC News Out of Pretoria, South Africa

Pretoria, South Africa, has more than grim news about the prosecution of their Olympic runner. Today, the Director of the University of Pretoria's Centere for AAC hosts an inagural address today entitled:

“A Systemic Perspective on AAC Intervention: Moving Towards Evidence-based Practice” 
By Professor Juan Bornman, Director
Date: 21 February 2013
Time: 18:00 for 18:30
Place: Senate Hall, Main Campus, University of Pretoria


The CAAC has a number of projects running, including university training programs in the area of AAC as well as workshops - in case you're ever in the area.  Their tag line "Shifting Horizons in Disability" is quite an inspiring one. Take a look at more positivity they are spreading:

Resource Manual from the CAAC
Hot off the press! (2012) and available for order, email HERE.

You can watch the CAAC's latest video on You-tube about their Fofa AAC Youth Empowerment Project from the Centre for AAC at the following link:
 Downloads from the CAAC
To download some presentation/topics done during the previous skillshops please click on the document(s) below.

Podcast - Talk Radio 702: David O’ Sullivan interviews the CAAC’s past director, Priscilla Kershaw
Listen to the podcast
Click here

More About the Centre for AAC can be found at THIS LINK.

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