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.
Newsletter Contents: 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.
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
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.
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.
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