AAC & Literacy
Alternative “pencils” were created for students who are unable to hold a traditional pencil or physically manipulate a standard keyboard. Alternative pencils can be used with writers of varying abilities and ages including students who are emerging writers and those who are able to write more conventionally.
Center for Literacy and Disability Studies
Addresses the needs of individuals with a range of disabilities in response to the demands of families, educators, and health care professionals across the United States and the world. The CLDS has concentrated most of its resources on individuals with severe and multiple disabilities, an estimated 70 to 90 percent of whom read and write at levels significantly below their non-disabled peers.
A resource to support core based communication systems.
A resource for families, educators and anyone supporting students using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Literacy Instruction for All
Offers information, research-based instructional approaches, and effective instructional and learning strategies to support school leaders, teachers, and other specialists working to better meet the literacy and communication needs of students with significant disabilities,
Supports a community of professionals and families who are determined to improve the communication and literacy abilities of people with significant communication difficulties.
Predictable Chart Writing
A fun and easy, shared writing activity that supports emergent and conventional writers and readers. It is a way of providing some structure, while allowing students to generate their own ideas.
Aims to develop a comprehensive implementation program for the delivery of universal core vocabulary instruction and augmentative communication supports using the multi-tiered system for augmenting language (mSAL). The site contains student implementation supports, tools, and training resources.
A growing free library of accessible, beginning level readers for students of all ages.
Camp in a Box: Organizers of Hannah's hope have put together a lists of considerations and ideas for starting your own AAC camp.