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Check out the new assistive technology services offered at Support for Families

Assistive Communication Project Returns With More Resources, Young AAC Kids Group, and AAC Workshops

Child and adult using an iPad

Starting this fall, families can once again particpate in the Assistive Communication Project at Support for Families. “iPads for Communication” workshops will be offered monthly in English, Cantonese, and Spanish. The workshops will focus on the use of iPads as Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and families that attend will be able borrow an iPad from our lending library. With the development of an AT mini-lab, the lending library is expanding to include low-tech and mid-tech AAC devices for loan. Alternative access for iPads and AAC will be available to try through the new Techsploration Times, and interested families should schedule an appointment. A new group is forming to support families with young children (ages 3 – 7) who use low, mid, and high tech systems. The group will meet monthly for fun activities that incorporate the use of AAC. To celebrate AAC Awareness Month, the workshop “The Power of Communication: Every Child Deserves a Voice” will be held on October 3rd.

New: Techsploration Times at Support For Families!

Computer keyboard with "Access" key

Is your child struggling in school and you want to find out if technology can help? Starting this fall, Support For Families will offer a new resource for Assistive Technology (AT). With the development of an AT lab, 30 minute appointments for “techsploration” will be available where parents and children can explore assistive technology equipment. Equipment will include low, mid- and high tech tools to assist with reading, writing, math, organization, computer access, recreation and leisure, and activities of daily living. Techsploration Times will be available 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month.

For more information on these events, contact Karen Baca, Assistive Technology Specialist at (415)920-5040 or email kbaca@supportforfamilies.org.

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