People who use AAC (LEAD)


The LEAD Project encourages and supports people who use AAC in taking a leadership role within ISAAC.

The LEAD Project is a committee of individuals that guides ISAAC in accomplishing the following objectives:

  • Leadership: Promote leadership opportunities for people who use AAC within the organization and in the community.
  • Education: Create and curate materials about leadership skill development and mentorship for people who use AAC.
  • Advocacy: Advocate for support and services for people who use AAC to succeed as leaders.
  • Design: Plan and develop activities for leaders who use AAC to participate and share knowledge.

The committee is chaired by the ISAAC VP of PWUAAC, Kevin Williams: daretolead(at) Contact Kevin for more information.

Current members

  • Kevin Williams (chair)
  • Lateef McLeod
  • Beth Moulam
  • Jamie Preece
  • Nola Millin
  • Fiona Allen
  • Patrick Regan

Volunteer Secretary: Marcia Gemler

Current Projects

Leadership education materials for PWUAAC

ISAAC has information on how people who use AAC can develop the leadership skills necessary to serve on boards and in the community. We can also provide guidelines on promoting inclusion within non-profit organizations. Click on the links below for materials developed through ISAAC’s LEAD Project:

  • In October 2017, a special International AAC Awareness webinar, Model the Way, showcased the concept of leadership at any age. Part of the USSAAC webinar series and presented by India Ochs, J.D. and Jack Ochs, student, the following is a recording of the October 23, 2017 webinar:




If you are interested in the above topics, please contact Franklin Smith, ISAAC Executive Director,, for more information.