ISAAC is affiliated with a number of organizations whose work is closely linked to ISAAC’s mission. The following are ISAAC Affiliated Organizations:

AAATE: Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe

AAATE is an interdisciplinary pan-European association devoted to all aspects of assistive technology, such as use, research, development, manufacture, supply, provision and policy. AAATE promotes the advancement of assistive technology for the benefit of people with disabilities, including elderly people. More than 250 members from all over Europe and throughout the world currently take part in the AAATE.

AAIDD: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

AAIDD is a membership organization that promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Established in 1876, AAIDD is the oldest professional society in the US concerned with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with professionals from over 55 countries among its membership. AAIDD publishes essential journals, books and tools for professionals and offers over 300 courses for online continuing education through its online learning site, in partnership with Essential Learning, and free webinars each month featuring top experts in the field.


Established in 1981, AGOSCI is an inclusive group interested in enhancing the participation of all people with complex communication needs. AGOSCI also aims to build the capacity of society to achieve their vision, which is that people with complex communication needs participate fully in all aspects of life. AGOSCI’s membership includes individuals with complex communication needs, family and community members, teachers, speech pathologists and other professionals.

ATIA: Assistive Technology Industry Association

ATIA is an international not-for-profit membership organization of manufacturers, sellers and providers of technology-based assistive devices and/or services. The mission of ATIA is to serve as the collective voice of the assistive technology industry so that the best products and services are delivered to people with disabilities. Since 1999, ATIA has held an annual conference in Orlando, Florida, during January that provides a forum for education and communication for AT manufacturers, professional practitioners, consumers and agencies serving those with disabilities. The ATIA Webinar Series, with an affordable fee structure and 24/7 on-demand option, provides high quality professional development without incurring additional travel expense.


CCCF: Central Coast Children’s Foundation

CCCF provides technical, research, and grant support to nonprofit  agencies serving the needs of children with disabilities and children from low-income families on the Central Coast of California and appropriate assistive technology support to organizations that serve low-income children in poor countries.  Our aim is to help make those agencies already serving such children more effective and more successful in carrying out their own missions. Founded the Augmentative Communication World Network (ACWN) newsletter (now called CSWN Newsletter, and published by ISAAC) covers AAC activities in emerging areas throughout the world.


CDAC: Communication Disabilities Access Canada

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Communication Disabilities Access Canada (CDAC) is a national, non-profit, charitable organization. Its mission is to provide information and education on human rights, access and inclusion for people who have communication disabilities. CDAC’s vision is an inclusive society where people who have communication disabilities can meaningfully exercise their full rights of citizenship. Founded in 2001, CDAC was formerly known as Augmentative Communication Community Partnerships Canada.


IASSIDD: International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is an international and interdisciplinary scientific non-governmental organization with an official relationship with the World Health Organization. It promotes worldwide research and exchange of information on intellectual and developmental disabilities. The association (originally the International Association for the Scientific Study of Mental Deficiency) was founded in 1964 and has sponsored eleven World Congresses. IASSIDD is the first and only world-wide group dedicated to the scientific study of intellectual and developmental disabilities.


TASH is an international advocacy association promoting full inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of life. TASH has chapters in the USA and British Columbia, Canada. TASH’s mission is to eliminate physical and social obstacles that prevent equity, diversity, full community participation, and quality of life.