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Understanding Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am


AAC refers to systems and devices that aid communication for those who find it difficult to speak. Children and adults with severe speech or language
problems may need to find other ways to communicate. We all use forms of AAC every day. You may have seen someone write in a notebook to answer a
question or perhaps you have seen people using gestures to communicate or seen someone point to pictures or push buttons on a computer that speaks for
them. These are all forms of augmentative and alternative communication, or AAC. Join us to learn what AAC is, what the benefits are and who can
assess what might be the best type of system or device for the child or person.

About the G.E.A.R. Parent Network:

The G.E.A.R. Parent Network, a program of Crisis & Counseling Centers, is the place where Gaining Empowerment Allows Results. G.E.A.R. is run by parents for parents providing services for parents of children with emotional and behavioral health concerns.

Through parent-to-parent sharing of experiences and knowledge, G.E.A.R. Parent Network empowers parents of children with behavioral health needs to build on their family’s strengths and to advocate for their family’s needs.


April 15
9:00 am - 11:00 am


Sarah Judge, Family Peer Specialist
(207) 416-0048


Go-To Meeting


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