As well as supporting individuals in the UK the ACE Centre works with individuals and charities further afield. FAILCD is a charity working across Ethiopia providing advice and support to children with learning and communication difficulties. Abebabyehu visited us and we donated some of our equipment to them.
ACE Centre is delighted to announce the visit of the Prime Minister to our Cassington office in order to meet children and adults who use AAC and Assistive Technology. He was also able to meet representatives from Communication Matters, The Communication Trust, 1Voice, and the former Communication Champion Jean Gross CBE.
He listened to concerns about the current commissioning climate and was inspired by the people he met. As a constituency MP for our Oxfordshire office he took great pride in having ACE Centre on his patch.
“I was delighted to visit The ACE Centre in my constituency. It was great to meet so many individuals who have benefited from Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices, many of whom are now able to communicate with their friends and families for the first time. From chatting to these people and their families, I know what a real difference these devices have made to their quality of life, giving them a measure of independence they never had before.”
We shall be running our 1 day course 'iPod and iPad apps for AAC' on 18th April 2013 at our Oxford office.
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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