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Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) - Vol. 15 #4
(November 2003) This issue clarifies the rationale for, and impact of, using a broad range of AAC strategies to improve the communication outcomes of individuals with ASD.
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Clinical News-Overview and update
For Consumers-FAQs about AAC and Autsim Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Equipment-Using AAC to foster communication skills
Case Examples-Individuals with ASD
AAC-RERC-2003-2008: Electronic Screen Media and Intelligent Agents
Resources & References
The Internet and Its Offspring - Vol. 15 #3
(August 2003) This issue promotes the Internet as a valuable resource for all AAC stakeholders and discusses universal access and barriers to using Speech Generating devices as an Internet interface.
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Newsletter Contents:

For Consumers: The Internet and its Offspring
AT/AAC enABLES: http://depts.washington.edu/enables
Clinical News: Teaching and learning about AAC
Equipment: Manufacturer sites
Governmental: Access for all
AAC-RERC: Use of the Internet in AAC research
Topics:

AAC-RERC   Policy   Technology  
Social Networks - Vol. 15 #2
(April 2003) Introduces a dynamic new tool: Social Networks: a Communication Inventory for Individuals with Complex Communication Needs and their Communication Partners and explains how to it can be used in AAC assessments, intervention planning and outcomes measurement.
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Newsletter Contents:

Clinical News - Social Networks: What is it? Why use it?
The CCP Paradigm
Modes of Communication - Everything counts
Types of communication - A communication continuum
The SN Inventory - Step-by-step
Case examples - three examples
AAC-RERC - Nothing about us without us
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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Newsletter Contents:

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

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