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Local AAC Services Day - Thames Valley & Wessex region - Commissioners
Thu 20 October 2016, 09:30 – 15:30 BST
Just three weeks to go until ACE Centre’s Local AAC Services Day in Basingstoke. Have you booked your ticket yet?
You can hear about:
- What’s new in the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT)
- The challenges and benefits of accessing local AAC provision
- Emerging AAC services across the Thames Valley & Wessex region
- ACE Centre’s innovative LAACES (Local AAC Services) NHSE funded pilot project, bringing together the teams of emerging local AAC services across the Thames Valley & Wessex region who are championing their own AAC service.
Plus take part in an AAC services Q&A discussion with a panel that includes a CCG commissioner, a specialised AAC service manager and a person who uses AAC.
On Thursday 20th October 2016, ACE Centre - the leading national charity that provides expert advice and services in AAC and AT - are hosting a free Local AAC Services Day.
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 Thames Valley & Wessex region.
ACE Centre help to transform lives by supporting people of all ages with complex speech and language impairments, physical impairments or learning disabilities to communicate. This includes those with cerebral palsy, autism, stroke or motor neurone disease. We work to empower individuals to express themselves, live more independently and achieve their potential.
AAC encompasses various methods of communication that can be used to help people with speech and language impairments to communicate their opinions, thoughts and preferences helping them to increase social interaction and self-esteem. This includes simple systems such as signing and using picture charts, as well as more sophisticated techniques involving powerful computer technology.
In addition, AT refers to the equipment, software, program or product systems that can be used to increase, maintain or improve the capabilities of individuals with communication and learning difficulties.
This free, full-day event (9.30am – 3.30pm) will be held at The Ark Conference Centre Ltd, Dinwoodie Drive, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 9NN
If you have any questions about this event, please contact ACE Centre on firstname.lastname@example.org