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Helping the Helpers: Resources for Supporting Families of Individuals Who Are Learning to Use AAC

October 30 @ 9:00 am10:00 am EDT


1. Participants will be able to provide a rationale for offering asynchronous support to families of children, youth, and adults who are beginning to use AAC

2. Participants will be able to describe the three types of Stepping Into AAC materials and how they can support families

3. Participants will be able to explain how to access the Stepping Into AAC online, print, and video resources.


October 30
9:00 am – 10:00 am EDT
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Online (Zoom)



As access to AAC has increased, so has the need for free, high-quality materials to support families of beginning communicators.

This presentation shares the results of the Stepping into AAC project, which created resources to introduce families to AAC, guide them through the early months of using new communication tools and strategies, and engage their school teams around this content.

Project materials to be shared include 1) 100 easy-to-implement AAC practice activities, 2) 60+ videos on a range of AAC topics, 4) 20+ companion handouts on key topics, and 4) 20 newsletters with additional information/resources to use and share with teams to strengthen AAC implementation. 

Participants will learn how to access the Stepping into AAC materials so that they can use them with families who seek to increase their level of AAC support at home and in the community.