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For over twenty years (1988-2009) Sarah Blackstone wrote and published the leading international newsletter in Augmentative Communication, Augmentative Communication News (ACN), distilling the ongoing research, exemplary practice, and new development activities in the field into a practical format that made it possible for clinicians, students and teachers to translate ongoing research and development into immediate practice. For fifteen years (1994-2009) Michael B. Williams, a gifted writer who himself relies on augmentative communication tools and strategies, wrote, edited, and oversaw the publications of Alternatively Speaking. This newsletter was written by and for people with complex communication needs and covered topics of personal and immediate interest to individuals who benefit using AAC.

Every single issue of these two seminal publications in the field of AAC is now available (AT NO COST) to anyone who wishes to read and download them.



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Augmentative Communication News provides an informed synopsis of what AAC experts around the world are doing and thinking, focusing in each issue on providing in-depth coverage.

Alternatively Speaking provides straight talk on key issues, from the perspective of people who rely on AAC.                                  

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This treasure trove of information includes 137 issues and is now available FREE OF CHARGE thanks to funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers on Communication Enhancement (AAC-RERC).

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Consortium on Communication Enhancement (AAC-RERC) is funded under grant #H133E080011 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS).

Project Officer: Thomas Corfman, Rehabilitation Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), 550 12th Street, SW, Room: 6065, Washington, DC 20202-2700


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