ISAAC Awards are presented every two years in conjunction with the Biennial Conference. For all award information or application forms (with the exception of the Bridge School award; see below), please contact:

312 Dolomite Drive, Suite 216
Toronto, ON M3J 2N2
Phone: (905) 850-6848
Fax: (905) 850-6852

Bruce Baker AAC Globalization Initiative

In 2021 PRC-Saltillo established, in partnership with ISAAC International, the Bruce Baker AAC Globalization Initiative to honour Bruce Baker’s legacy and contributions to the field of AAC. The award receives applications from individuals or teams who are interested in developing vocabulary files, translating AAC systems, and creating materials in languages in which AAC is under-represented. Learn more about the award and the 2022 recipients here.


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ISAAC Lifetime Achievement Award

This award, new in 2014, has been created to honour an individual, linked with the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), who has made a significant lifetime contribution to the enhancement and growth in human knowledge, and the overall improvement of the human condition.


ISAAC Outstanding Consumer Lecture Award

This award provides a platform for an outstanding person who uses AAC to present a topic in which they have special expertise. Award: Featured presenter at the Biennial Conference and a cash award of $5,000 CAD.  


ISAAC President’s Award

Given at the discretion of the ISAAC President, with advice and input from the Executive Board, to acknowledge extraordinary support of ISAAC by an individual.

ISAAC Distinguished Service Award

To recognize an outstanding contribution to the field of AAC by a group or individual through clinical work, information /knowledge, distribution and research.

ISAAC Fellowship Award

Honours an ISAAC member who has earned distinction within the ISAAC community. The title Fellow of the International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) shall be given for the life of the recipient and may be indicated and abbreviated as F.ISAAC.

The Bridge School / ISAAC Teacher in Residence Award

Please Note: Due to COVID-19, the TIR program is on hold until further notice.

Offers an opportunity to learn and teach AAC methods through a teacher-in-training program in an educational center at The Bridge School centre of excellence in the United States. More information is available on The Bridge School website, here.

Applications  may be sent by mail or email to:
Vicki Casella vcasella(at)
The Bridge School
545 Eucalyptus Avenue
Hillsborough, CA 94110 USA

AAC Editors’ Awards

Awarded by the Editorial Board of the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) journal, in two categories: Most Significant Research Article and Most Significant Student Article.