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our VISION

To improve global accessibility for communicators who are differently-abled.  

our status

We are a 501(c)(3), charitable organization, driven by volunteer and donation power.  

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THE MISSION

our mission

To empower professionals, children, and families on their AAC journeys through awareness, advocacy, education, and action. 

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ourSTORY

Learning how to support communicators with complex needs is a winding journey. Knowing not only where to start, but how to find your way, is key to helping kids who use AAC reach their full potential. We are here to help you find your way on your AAC journey so your communicator can find their way in the world.  The field of AAC has come a very long way over the last 40 years.  New, more accessible and affordable technologies are available and more children than ever are getting connected early to AAC tools.  Despite these and other great strides in the accessibility of AAC, several issues and barriers persist.  AACcessible was founded to bring awareness and action to the AAC access barriers that remain for children and families.

our PEOPLE

 

Tannlynn
 Neufeld

Director, President

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A picture of a woman with long brown hair in a blue sweater with leaves behind her, Tanna Neufeld

Director, Vice President

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A man with light hair in a blue shirt, Jeff Neufeld

Jeff Neufeld

Jennifer F. Taylor

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taylor

SLP Ambassador, Contributor

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beth
poss

Professional Learning Director,

Contributor

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anya ashouri

Outreach Coordinator

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A woman with light hair in a black shirt, Anya Ashouri

karanveer
singh

Ambassador, AAC User

A man in a wheel chair wearing sunglasses and a  burgundy sweater, Karanveer Singh
A woman with a green sweater and light hair, Jenn Seiff

Jenn
Seiff

Ambassador, Parent

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Tracy
gaver

 

Vision Ambassador

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our culture

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compassion

We recognize the unique journey of each individual and respond with compassion.

community

We believe that community, connection, and communication are at the core of successfully supporting individuals to reach their full potential. 

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conscientious
ambition

We value conscientious ambition that strives for person-centered results.

our projects

01

connection

Our AACcessible Directory offers a central point for families to connect with professionals, users, and caregivers to support their AAC Journey.  

02

EDUCATION

Comprehensive Free and Low Cost Trainings for SLPs on the full AAC Assessment & Support Process to fill the gaps in skills and comfort and lead to more quality AAC professionals to serve our kids in need.

03

TECHNOLOGY

Building an Online, Lending Library Network to make trial of systems easier for professionals and families nationwide.

04

funding

Offering AACcess Scholarships to support families in need of  funding for AAC tools and/or support services.  

05

service

Building a volunteer network of professionals and others in the community who are willing to lend their gifts to support the needs of children who use AAC.

06

ADVOCACY

Building worldwide, AAC community partnerships to raise awareness of and improve access for AAC users in their local and online communities. 

our partners

seattle aac

Our AAC Consulting sister company that offers donation-based, virtual AAC services for families across the US. 

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teaching from the trenches

Our teaching tools sister company with resources on our site, on TpT, and on Boom Learning.

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the aac academy

The learning branch of AACcessible, hosting learning opportunities for professionals, caregivers, and communicators.