ACE Centre - the leading national charity that provides expert advice and services in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT) - is hosting a free Local AAC Services Day.
Taking place in Basingstoke on Thursday 20th October, this informative networking day provides an opportunity for commissioners to explore existing and emerging local AAC provision with education and health professionals from across the North West region.
The event offers commissioners the opportunity to share learning about experiences in improving local AAC provision and to hear about:
The challenges and benefits of accessing local AAC provision
Emerging AAC Services across the South region
ACE Centre’s innovative LAACES (Local AAC services) NHSE funded pilot project, bringing together the teams of emerging local AAC services across the South region who are championing their own AAC service.
What’s new in the field of AAC and Assistive Technology (AT). AT refers to the equipment, software, program or product systems that can be used to increase, maintain or improve the capabilities of individuals with physical, communication, sensory and learning disabilities
Attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in an AAC services Q&A discussion with a panel that includes a CCG commissioner of a local AAC service, a specialised AAC service manager and a person who uses AAC.
ACE Centre helps to transforms lives by supporting people of all ages with complex speech and language impairments, physical impairment or learning disability (such as cerebral palsy, autism, stroke or motor neurone disease) to communicate, live more independently and achieve their potential.
The free event is taking place at The Ark Conference Centre Ltd, Dinwoodie Drive, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9NN. The day will run between 9.30am – 3.30pm however commissioners are welcome to attend the afternoon sessions starting from 1.30pm if this is more convenient.
Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.