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Topic: Advocacy

ACN: The future of Augmentative Communication - Vol. 21 #4
(December 2009) This final issue is about the future of AAC
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For Consumers - Casting the net and broadening the vision for AAC
Clinical News - The ICF: Framing and grounding clinical practice in AAC
University/Research - Priming the pump: Future educational challenges in AAC
Governmental - Making and remaking the case for AAC
On the Web - Some key AAC resources
ACN: Emerging AAC - Vol. 20 #1 & #2
(June 2008) This issue focuses on ways each of us can support our colleagues who are in the early stages of developing AAC resources in their cities, states and nations.
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University & Research: Getting started in emerging AAC areas: What do we know?
Clinical News: The Bridge School Teacher-in-Residence Program
Governmental: ISAAC's EAN committee and Build-AAC project
AAC-RERC: AAC-RERC Webcast Series: Educating through consumer appeal
Resources & References
ACN: Complex Humanitarian Emergencies (CHEs) - Vol. 19 #4
(December 2007/January 2008) Call to action for people who rely on AAC to have disaster plans in place. This issue gives resources and information to be prepared.
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Newsletter Contents:

Complex humanitarian emergencies (CHEs)
World disasters and humanitarian emergencies: Unheard voices

Perspective: Person with CCN
Next time, I'll be ready

Perspective: Family
A Gulf family's odyssey

Perspective: Educator
Rebuilding an infrastructure

Governmental
Some "need to knows"

Resources & References
AS: Community, Support and AAC - Vol. 9 #2
(June 2007) This issue focuses on the need for support for people who rely on AAC. It covers the unique kinds of daily and occasional supports that can be given
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In the Spotlight: Community, Support and AAC
Friends and Relations: On the Balance
Out and About: Learning through Trial and Error
Raves & Reviews: The Journey
AAC-RERC: Transitions to Independence
Topics:

AAC-RERC   Adults   Advocacy   Policy  
ACN: Funding - Vol. 18 #4
(December 2006) This issue focuses on government funding for AAC devices around the world, and gives information about ten U.S. funding sources.
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Newsletter Contents:

Clinical News: Ten U.S. Funding Programs
On the Web: www.AACFundingHelp.com
Governmental: Funding Around the World
References & Resources
ACN: False Beliefs and Misconceptions about AAC - Vol. 18 #2
(June 2006) This issue addresses some of the misconceptions people have about AAC and provides information that can be used to respond to the frequently expressed concerns of family members and professionals.
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Young Children: False beliefs, widely held
Adults with Acquired Disabilities: Myths and misconceptions
Equipment: It ain't necessarily so
On the Web: AT/AAC enABLES
References & Resources
AS: Choking and AAC - Vol. 9 #1
(April 2006) This issue focuses on the topic of choking or aspiration pneumonia and eating problems.
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In the Spotlight: Choking & AAC
Friends and Relations: Individuals take charge
Out and About: Working together for change
Raves & Reviews: An unfortunate event
AAC-RERC: ACOLUG: AAC On-line
AS: Rejection - Vol. 8 #2
(June 2005) This issue focuses on the rejection that people with disablities may feel when others look and act differently toward them.
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In the Spotlight: Who is that Masked Man?
Friends and Relations: Being Yourself
Out and About: Rejection
Raves & Reviews: The Big Box Incident
AAC-RERC: Visual Scene Displays
AS: Writing from Experience - Vol. 8 #1
(March 2005) This issue focuses on writing and its role in the lives of people who rely on AAC.
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In the Spotlight-Writing from Experience
Friends and Relations-A day in the Life July 17, 1974
Out and About-A call to write
Raves & Reviews-Bill Rush (1955-2004)
AAC-RERC-The Writers Brigade: Year Two
ACN: Employment - Vol. 16 #3
(October 2004) This issue draws attention to the employment situation in AAC, and offers an update on some of the efforts underway.
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For Consumers-Perspectives on employment:AAC-RERC Writers Brigade, Great expectations, A decade of PEC@
Social Networks-The role of social networks in employment
International Perspectives-A preliminary survey
University/Research-Employment of individuals with ALS, ASD and CP
AAC-RERC-Telework, adult vocabulary and ACETS Online
AS: Where's the AAC in Democracy? - Vol. 7 #3
(June 2004) This issue focuses on adult activity that historically hasn't been expected of people who use AAC.
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In the Spotlight - Where's the AAC in Democracy?
Out and About - Trusting the Black Box
Friends and Relations - Picturing Ourselves Politically
Raves & Reviews - AAC and the Vote by Bob Williams
AAC-RERC - Active Citizens
Topics:

AAC-RERC   Advocacy   Policy  
AS: Multimodalities - Vol. 7 #1
(January 2004) This issue focuses on communication using multiple modes and selecting what to use with whom, where and when.
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In the Spotlight - Saying it Your Way
Friends and Relations - Total Communication by Martin Pistorius
Out and About - Not One Way to Communicate by Joe Hemphill
Raves & Reviews - Confessions of a Multi-Modal Man by Michael B. Williams
AAC-RERC - Spread the Word by Johana Schwartz
AS: Speaking Out Against Abuse - Vol. 6 #3
(December 2003) This issue focuses on ending the silence of abuse and looks at some experiences people who use AAC reported.
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In the Spotlight - Speaking Out Against Abuse
Friends and Relations - Recognizing Danger by Leigh Lightholder
Out and About - Speaking Out: Access to Vocabulary by Sarah E. Lever
Raves & Reviews - The Speak Up Project
AAC-RERC - SOSC Papers
ACN: Systems Change in AAC - Vol. 15 #1
(December 2002/January 2003) Spotlights programs that model systems change in AAC service delivery, including an adult day program, a public school special education program, a graduate training program and a program changing public policy.
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Clinical News - Making inroads: Systems change in AAC
Case Example #1 - Facilitating changes in AAC service delivery
Case Example #2 - AAC systems change in higher education
Case Example #3 - An AAC-based program for children with autism
Case Example #4 - Promoting AAC systems change in Thailand and Canada
AAC-RERC - Technology transfer in AAC
AS: Give Me Shelter/Housing - Vol. 5 #3
(February 2001) This issue focuses on finding a living situation that meets your current and future needs.
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In the Spotlight - Give Me Shelter
Out and About - AAC and Housing Issues by Randy Kitch
AAC-RERC - ACETS for Work; An AAC-RERC Report
Friends and Relations - Living Independently by Fiona Givens
Raves & Reviews - Alternative Housing by Graham Clarke
Topics:

AAC-RERC   Adults   Advocacy   Policy  
AS: Privacy and AAC - Vol. 5 #2
(September 2000) This issue casts highlights privacy and related issues that affect people with complex communication needs.
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In the Spotlight - Privacy and AAC
Out and About - Securing Confidentiality in DynaVox and DynaMite
AAC-RERC - Problems and Solutions in Data Logging
Friends and Relations - Confidentiality Issues in Speech to Speech
Raves & Reviews - A Word About Privacy
ACN: Medicare - Vol. 12 #4 & #5
(August -October 1999) This issue tells of ongoing efforts in the United States to enable people who need AAC devices to get them.
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Newsletter Contents:

Upfront-Making a difference for people who rely on AAC: The Medicare story
For Consumers-Medicare coverage of AAC devices
The AAC-RERC-Dissemination and training
Clinical News-AAC assessment: Clinical decision making and clinical indicators
Equipment-AAC device categories
Governmental-Proposed National Coverage. Decision for AAC Devices
On the Web-Http://www.AugComInc.com
ACN: Emerging Areas - Vol. 11 #6
(December 1998) This issue focuses on the role of the AAC community in spreading information and resources to parts of the world where AAC techniques, strategies and devices are just beginning to be recognized in medical, educational and community service delivery systems.
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Newsletter Contents:

Case Examples-Getting there from here
Clinical News-Working in unfamiliar places
Equipment-AAC travel kit
AAC-RERC-Three new projects
Governmental-Emerging Countries Committee
References & Resources
ACN: Four Stages of Knowing: A Paradigm for AAC Information Exchange - Vol. 11 #3
(June 1998) This issue gives information about a paradigm that can guide the need people have for different types of information about AAC.
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Newsletter Contents:

For Consumers-Four Stages of Knowing: A Paradigm for AAC Information Exchange
Clinical News-Resources for Clinicians
University & Research-Journals and Books
Governmental-International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Equipment-AAC devices
On the Web-ACOLUG: Listserv for AAC users
AS: Augmented Communicators on Work - Vol. 4 #1
(March 1998) This issue is about getting and keeping a job.
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Newsletter Contents:

In the Spotlight - Augmented Communicators on Work
Out and About - Talking to Employers
Friends and Relations - Beyond Work
Raves & Reviews - Think Big
Young Voices - Heading for Work
ACN: Speech Language Pathologists and their Caseloads - Vol. 9 #5
(October 1996) This issue focuses on speech-language pathologists who work in the area of AAC.
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SLP caseloads - What do SLPs do? ASHA 1995 Omnibus survey
SLPs doing AAC - Two Nebraska surveys: School and health-care settings
Example #1 - Time study and caseload allocation: Large institution for adults
Example #2 - Time study and caseload allocation: Public school setting
Example #3 - Time study and caseload allocation: Children's rehabilitation facility
Topics:

Advocacy   Clinical issues   Policy  
AS: Consumer Satisfaction - Vol. 3 #1
(March 1996) This issue focuses on consumer satisfaction and whether someone who acquires equipment or services is satisfied with what he or she received.
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In the Spotlight - Consumer Satisfaction
Friends and Relations - Parent Surveys
Out and About - Beer, Blondes, and Bananas
Raves & Reviews - When the Satisfied Customer Isn't
Young Voices - Satisfaction
Topics:

Advocacy   Clinical issues   Policy  
ACN: Inclusion 2 - Vol. 8 #6
(December 1995) The issue continues the focus on inclusive education begun in the last issue (Volume 8, No. 5).
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Governmental - Inclusive education: The legal test
For Consumers - Supporting parents and family members
Clinical News - Helping: The right kind
Equipment - Using technology to support inclusion
AS: Talking About Us - Vol. 2 #4
(December 1995) This issue focuses on how "other" people react to us with AAC
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In the Spotlight - Talking About Us
Out and About - This is Entertainment?
Friends and Family - Tips from Lenny
Raves & Reviews - Words About Words
Young Voices - What is Normal?
ACN: Inclusion 1 - Vol. 8 #5
(October 1995) The purpose of this issue is not to argue that children who use AAC should be in inclusive education
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University & Research - What's the verdict?
Equipment - Technology and inclusion
Governmental - ASHA takes a stand squarely in the middle
Clinical News - Introducing AAC to classmates
AS: Monster in the Closet - Vol. 1 #3
(December 1994) This issue focuses on subjects people don't want to talk about
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In the Spotlight: The Monster in the Closet
Out and About: My first Job Interview
Friends and Relations: Going to work
Raves & Reviews: Books that lead to jobs
Young voices: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Topics:

Advocacy   Policy  
ACN: Adult Day Programs - Vol. 7 #3
(May 1994) This issue focuses on adult day programs and strategies a typical program might offer individuals with complex communication needs.
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Newsletter Contents:

For Consumers - Chapter One: The changing mission of adult day programs
Clinical News - The story: Doing meaningful things at adult day programs
Equipment - "Quick and Dirty:" Using AAC in adult day programs
Governmental - Helping at the international level
University & Research - The Institute for Rehabilitation Research (IRV) Hoensbroek, The Netherlands
ACN: Abandonment of Equipment - Vol. 5 #3
(May 1992) This issue advocates for taking a "mindful" approach to the "widespread anecdotal reports of consumer dissatisfaction and the frequent abandonment of prescribed technological solutions" and look beyond the surface to explain how and why people may use AAC equipment over time.
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For Consumers - Abandonment of assistive technology: What consumers know and professionals need to find out
Clinical News - Assistive technology selection: Making it a consumer responsive process
Equipment - Performance evaluations: What's it all about?
Governmental - Some do it! Protecting consumers
University and Research - Request REC Equipment Evaluation and other projects National Rehabilitation Hospital
ACN: At Risk: AAC Centers of Excellence - Vol. 4 #6
(11/30/1991) This issue investigates why centers specializing in AAC, delivering assistive technology, and in particular, rehabilitation may be closing their doors.
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Clinical News - Effects of the Recession: Assistive technology centers specializing in AAC
Governmental - Rationing health-care: How will AAC fare?
For Consumers - Turning "mistakes" into better service delivery
Equipment - Some tidbits you might with to know
University and Research - Learning from the Great Apes: Language Research Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Topics:

Advocacy   Clinical issues   Policy  
ACN: AAC Service Delivery - Vol. 3 #4
(July 1990) This issue investigates current service delivery trends and practices around the world. AAC service delivery refers to the various mechanisms involved in providing services and equipment to individuals with severe expressive communication impairments.
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Newsletter Contents:

For Consumers - How you can use demographics to provide better service delivery in AAC
Clinical News - World-wide perceptions of current clinical practices
University and Research - Literacy Center for Persons with SSPI at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Governmental - Government agencies and approaches to service delivery
Equipment - Funding sources for assistive technologies
ACN: Integration of People who use AAC - Vol. 2 #5
(September 1989) This issue focuses on integrating AAC users into our educational system, the world of work, our communities, and the mainstream of society.
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Newsletter Contents:

For Consumers - Making integration the only option
Clinical News - Making integration work in the real world
Equipment - The role technology plays in integration
Governmental - U.S. Law: Insuring an individual's right to integration
University and Research - The State University of New York at Buffalo
ACN: AAC Programs and Interventions - Vol. 2 #3
(May 1989) This issue focuses on the need for governmental funding of AAC services and technologies and addresses "cost benefit" issues.
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For Consumers - Decreasing handicaps: It's all in the attitude
Clinical News - Measuring the effectiveness of individual interventions and AAC programs
University and Research - Trace Research & Development Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Equipment - The communication aids manufacturing process: A Human Factors problem
Governmental - From the top: Public law and public policy
Topics:

Advocacy   Policy   Research   Technology  

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