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  • 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...

  • ACE Centre (North) Network Day - 23rd June 2016

    Our ACE Centre Network Days provide professionals, parents and carers interested in the uses of Assistive Technology (AT) and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for people with physical and/or communication disabilities the opportunity to keep up to date with the latest developments. Held twice a year in both our North and South Centres, the Network Day incorporates a varied programme of topics for discussion and demonstration, whilst also providing the opportunity for networking w...  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...

  • New ACE Centre alphabet and symbol charts freely available

    A range of free Alphabet Charts and Symbol Charts  are now available to download via Resources section of our website. Take a look...   Read More...

  • NHS England AAC guidance for commissioners

    NHS England has published a document that outlines what is provided by specialised AAC services and what CCG and other commissioners need to be in place to complement this locally. To view or download this document, click here.     Read More...

  • North West region - Event for Local AAC Services - Save the date!

    On 13th October 2016, ACE Centre will be holding a one day event for AAC professionals and commissioners in the North West region. This event is aimed at supporting the set up and development of local AAC services in that region. It will be held at our Oldham Centre.   Read More...

  • Thames Valley & Wessex Local AAC Services Event - Save the date!

    On 20th October 2016, ACE Centre will be holding a one day event for AAC professionals and commissioners in the Thames Valley and Wessex region. This event is aimed at supporting the set up and development of local AAC services in that region. This event will be held at our Cassington Centre.   Read More...

  • Network Day - Save the date!

    We will be holding our next Network Day at our Oldham Centre on Thursday 23rd June 2016 and at our Cassington Centre on Thursday 3rd November 2016. Our Network Days offer a valuable Professional Development opportunity for AAC Professionals. Detailed programme for each day to follow.   Read More...

  • LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning) Training

    There is a round of training being put on by ATTherapy and the AAC Centre for AAC & Autism on LAMP. The cost is £95 per person and will be held in our Office in Cassington (Oxford)  on the 9th November (click here to book) or Oldham on the 12th October (click here to book).      Read More...

  • NHS training sessions now available for professionals

    We offer a series of free monthly training events in the North West and Thames Valley & Wessex regions to support the use and implementation of Augmentative & Alternative Communication within the framework of the NHS Specialised AAC Service. These sessions are designed for existing and potential referrers to our NHS specialised AAC services and for professionals involved in the establishment or development of local AAC services. These sessions typically run for half a day.   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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NHS Assessments & Equipment only requests

Read how to refer a client for assessment & provision, or for equipment only requests.

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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How we're making a difference

Assessment Services

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