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The funding of speech generating devices varies, depending upon the laws and policies of an country, province or state. This section contains funding information and funding resources. Specific resources are also available from AAC manufacturers with funding departments and on the AAC-RERC website (


This information may be useful to those preparing to influence government policy. It provides information about the proposal and final policy for Medicare funding for Speech Generating Devices. (2000)


The following are links to letters written by concerned organizations to the government agency in support of AAC device funding.

Click on the name of the organization to see a copy of the letter.


Click here to see the Formal Request seeking Medicare coverage of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices. This document was developed by AAC Advocates and Practitioners to request Medicare funding for AAC devices. A synopsis is available in the January 2000 issue of Augmentative Communication News (Vol. 12 #4-5).

To see an internet version of the entire document, click here.

If you would like more information about the funding process, please contact Lewis Golinker, Esq. at

Please note that this is a long document which we have broken into sections for easier transmission over the Internet. Some of the original formatting has been lost, but the content is the same.

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