Where can you get an AAC evaluation?
ASHA, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association: www.asha.org. Has a separate group (SIG 12) specifically for AAC; They can send you a list of SIG 12 affiliates in your state or area.They can also send you Preferred Practice Parameters, standards that guide speech-language pathologists in planning and implementing AAC services.
ESE, the Exceptional Student Education (special education) office in your local school district; Should be able to tell you what AAC resources are available in your school district.
USSAAC, the United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (www.ussaac.org)
In Michigan; (WATT for Wayne County),
Where can you get trained in Michigan?
Michigan Alliance for Families
AAC in the cloud
Practical AAC (blog but with webinars)
Work and videos by AAC specialist Kate Ahern
AssistiveWare for Proloquo2Go
Jane Farrall Consulting
The AAC Coach
Saltillo (Materials to support and implement AAC learning strategies including games, simple stories, button sequences, and a toolbox to help with implementation.
Out of state annual conferences
AAC in the Desert (AZ)
Closing the Gap (MN)
AAC Specialists to Follow Online
Drs Karen Erickson & David Koppenhaver
Erin Polk (Kreed’s World)
AAC Training Online
STAR Training – great for respite caregivers or others with no experience