Monday, October 24, 2011

October is International AAC Awareness Month

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International AAC Awareness Month is celebrated around the world each October. The goal is to raise awareness of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and to inform the public about the many different ways in which people communicate using communication devices.

International AAC Awareness Month was established by ISAAC’s LEAD Project Committee in October 2007. Thirteen countries participated in the first Awareness Month, and events have been increasing in number and scope ever since.

Activities scheduled each year during the month of October vary from country to country. Some people host conferences and awareness days. Social events, such as morning or afternoon teas and open houses, help create a sense of community. International events, such as the 24-Hour Read-a-Thon and published collections of stories, videos and songs, are other exciting ways that people come together from around the world to promote AAC.

Join ISAAC’s annual celebration of International AAC Awareness Month. We invite you to plan or attend an AAC awareness event in your community, or participate in an online event.

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