AAC Awareness Month 2022



AAC Awareness Month 2022

Show Your Voice!

That’s the theme for AAC Awareness Month 2022 in October.

Why “Show Your Voice”?

Having a voice and showing it can mean different things to different people.

One way is to show a voice is literally, by displaying the technology and methods used to speak. Another way to show a voice is by displaying technology and methods to advocate for people, causes, and change in the world.

Through this theme, we want to give the AAC community opportunities to show our voices, whether it’s on social media; showing how we use technologies to communicate effectively; displaying the talents of persons who use AAC in other ways; or highlighting actions that promote communication access.

Use the hashtag #AACAware22 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn!


The Night Before Christmas 

Enjoy this poem, The Night Before Christmas AAC Version, written by Chelsea Hagan. Performed by Chelsea Hagen, Joanne Picard, and Bailey Nalecki.


ISAAC International “Show Your Voice Discussion Series”

blue, pink and purple logo for Show Your Voice Discussion Series

October 26, 2022

ISAAC hosted a day of lively and engaging panel discussions about AAC planned by ISAAC’s LEAD Committee. It was a truly global experience as we explored topics important to AAC communities around the world. The discussions were moderated by AAC community experts from Canada, the US, Europe and Australasia.


1:  Dis/Ableism in AAC?! What are you talking about? ISAAC members can watch the recording here.

2:  “Show Me YOUR AAC Sensitivity” and “I’ll Show You My Voice” – Communication in Health Care Settings. ISAAC members can watch the recording here.

3:   Communicating in Times of Crisis: From the front lines of disasters, conflicts and pandemics. ISAAC members can watch the recording here.

4.   “Show Your Voice” People Who Use AAC Open Discussion.


Follow us on social media channels. We’re on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

If you have any questions or comments, or if you would like to learn more about the LEAD project, please email Kevin Williams daretolead@isaac-online.org.


Bruce Baker Global Initiative Award Announcement

Exciting news! On October 26, during the Show Your Voice Discussion Series, PRC-Saltillo CEO Dave Hershberger announced the recipients of the inaugural Bruce Baker Global Initiative Award.

Learn more about the Bruce Baker Global Initiative here.

And find out who the recipients are in this video message from PRC-Saltillo CEO Dave Hershberger.





Mateo invites AAC users to create their own videos for AAC Awareness Month in October

@USSAAC Awareness



AssistiveWare AAC Awareness campaign


This year we’re introducing #MoretoSay, a campaign to challenge assumptions about people who cannot speak. Assumptions that they have no opinions or anything to add to a conversation. Read more in our campaign blog post and see the first of a number of short comics we will be publishing to show why AAC is so important. Watch for a blog post on AAC terminology later this month!



AAC Awareness workshops were held in Cathedral for participants working in the field of disabilities.

four photos of people at a workshop


In this video Dr.Yvette Abdelmalek shares her experience about AAC with students of Adapted Physical Education department in HELWAN University.


In the following two videos, Dr. Yvette Abdelmalek is with her student with complex communication needs who is using BlissSymbols as mean of communication. He is joining the Right To Live Association for mental disability. He loves airplanes!




purple and blue talk bubble graphic for agosci inc.


Join AGOSCI AAC Awareness Month events across Australia.

Learn more 



Sri Lanka








ISAAC Webinars


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Non-Insured Health Benefit coverage for AAC – ISAAC-Canada

October 19, 2022
7 p.m. ET

Presenter: Denise Dupont

Moderator:  Kathy Howery, ISAAC-Canada President

Participants will learn about the coverage provided by Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) for AAC equipment and supplies for registered First Nations and recognized Inuit clients.

ISAAC members can watch the recording here.





graphic for AAC awareness event in Chile 2022

Learn more and register here.

Infórmate y regístrate aquí.


Emily’s Fund to help families affected by Coffin-Siris Syndrome access AAC

We are celebrating AAC awareness month this October by fundraising for the CSS Foundation’s program, Emily’s Fund, which honors the memory of Emily Locke.

AAC is very important for the Coffin-Siris Syndrome community. Children and adults with CSS often are diagnosed with mild to severe intellectual disability. Affected infants and children may also have mild to severe speech delays, where expressive language is affected more severely than receptive language.

Emily’s Fund helps families financially access alternative and augmentative communication that may not otherwise be accessible, or are not covered by personal insurance. This includes high or low tech systems, devices, software, cases, etc.

You can learn more about CSS, the legacy of Emily Locke, and our campaign here: