AAC Talks 2023 AAC Unleashed: Empowering Diverse Communicators


Session Dates

Friday May 12, 2023 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM - Webinar

Join us for our fifth annual AAC Talks web conference designed to provide practical ideas, strategies, and resources for making connections and engaging students with complex communication needs. This year’s theme, the AAC Unleashed: Empowering Diverse Learners, is meant to inspire participants to consider creative solutions and new ways of thinking about AT implementation that reflect the many aspects of diversity represented by our students who use augmentative-alternative communication systems. National and local presenters will discuss a variety of topics including the importance of person-centered practices honoring the uniqueness of individuals, how a variety of communication partners can be empowered to support the use of a range of communication methods, principles of a culturally and linguistically affirming approach to AAC, and practical ideas on how to develop and implement lessons that include a variety of AAC strategies and devices.


At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of being informed about a person's social networks when making recommendations/decisions related to AAC
  • List two of the main challenges in providing AAC services to children with complex communication needs from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Define the elements of effective collaboration and teaming for integration of AAC systems across activities and devices

Target Audience

Teachers, administrators, speech-language pathologists, school psychologists, behavior analysts, teachers of the visually impaired, related services professionals, consultants, training and consultation staff, early interventionists, paraprofessionals, family members, anyone interested in supporting those who need augmentative/alternative communication

Topics Covered: Assistive Technology

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Kim Clemens at 610-878-7210, kclemens@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:



Multiple Instructors

Event Contact:


Kim Clemens

Content Contact:

Tammy Thompson-Cooke