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  • #communication4ken

    Inspired by the plight of Coronation Street's longest-term resident, Ken Barlow, ACE Centre have teamed up with Communication Matters to raise awareness of the communication issues faced by those who have had a stroke - and of the help that is available.  Join the conversation at #communication4ken  Corrie fans were heartbroken last week to see Ken silenced due to a sudden stroke, surrounded by the Barlow clan and unable to communicate with them - but help is at hand!   ...  Read More...

  • Local AAC Services - find out more!

    Are you an AAC commissioner or practitioner working in the North West or Thames Valley & Wessex region?  Do you want to learn more about emerging AAC services across the region, and about the challenges and benefits of accessing local AAC provision?If so, for those in the North West region, contact Anna Reeves at areeves@acecentre.org.uk or ring her on 0161 358 0151 x 211 and for those in the Thames Valley & Wessex region, contact Martin Fisher at mfisher@acecentre.org.uk or ring hi...  Read More...

  • Free Boardmaker Power Academy Day - 29th September 2016

    Tobii Dynavox are offering free sessions to provide information about the changes and developments to the Boardmaker Software Family! Their session on Thursday 29th September 2016 will be held at ACE Centre's South Office.The specific content of these days will be driven by the questions of the attendees, but topics that will typically be covered include:  Features of Boardmaker Online; Best practice for using symbols; Saving time using templates; Going interactive with onscreen a...  Read More...

  • Want to hear the latest on AAC? Sign up for AACInfo

    AACInfo is a monthly newsletter of all things AAC, developed and edited by ACE Centre, but created by you.  The aim of AACInfo is to provide a summary of the many things going on in the world of AAC.Content is sourced from suppliers, user forums, twitter and email lists. If you have a news item that you think should be included please add it here.To view some example newsletters, visit our archive.If you like the sound of AACInfo, please sign-up here.  There is no charge - and we&...  Read More...

  • ACE Centre stakeholder consultation feedback and non-NHS activity

    Thank you to everyone who took part in our recent ACE Centre stakeholder consultation. A presentation summarising the key findings can be found here. In response to the feedback given to ACE Centre, we have identified a limited amount of additional capacity in order to offer services outside of our NHS Contract.   Read More...

  • AAC Supplier Training

    Develop your knowledge and skills to use AAC.  ACE Centre are continuing to add opportunities to learn about different products and how to use them. For further information and how to book visit Training at ACE Centre.   Read More...

  • Network Day - This Week

    Want to know about the latest in Eye Gaze, Switching, and more? Sign up now to grab one of the remaining places on our network day!   Read More...

  • A great performance from Cirque de Sorelegs!

      Huge thanks to Diane, Scott and Scott who ran for ACE Centre in the Great Manchester Run 2016.  Fantastic times from the intrepid trio - and a great result for our Charity.  To help boost their impressive sponsorship total (and check out an equally impressive photograph of the team in action!), please click here.   Read More...

  • Top flight fundraisers!

    Congratulations to the eighty-four intrepid fundraisers who took to the skies on Sunday 15th May 2016, 'flying' on Velocity, the longest zip line in Europe, and the fastest one in the world! Led by the Mayor of Oldham, Councillor Ateeque Ur-Rehman, this group of daring volunteers has raised an impressive amount of money that will be used to make a real difference for people in need.  Please support their efforts by sponsoring them (link in the full article).   Read More...

  • Getting Started with AAC - iBooks series

    After much editing, filming, proofreading, some more editing, some more proof reading and a bit more editing our much anticipated "Getting started with AAC" eBook series is now live. A big thanks to all of those involved in making this happen! Also note the downloadable example symbolised boards and alphabet charts.   Read More...

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What we do

The ability to communicate is fundamental to a basic quality of life, yet for many people effective communication is difficult because of a physical impairment, language disorder or learning disability. We work with people of all ages who face such challenges.

We're experts in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT), with core specialist services that include:

We also carry out project and consultancy work for local and central statutory services. For more information on what we do and how we work you can see a video on our work here

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Download current NHS England eligibility criteria for specialised AAC services, and obtain your copy of our Referral Form, Equipment Only Request Form and Guidance Notes.

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