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  • 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...

  • Assistive Technologist Vacancies

    We are looking to recruit an experienced technician at both of our Centres in Oldham and Cassington to support our team of AAC professionals. Work for us   Read More...

  • Thames Valley & Wessex region - Event for Local AAC Services - 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...

  • PODD training for professionals, parents and carers

    We are delighted to announce that Rosie Clark, the UK based PODD trainer, will be delivering a 2 day introductory workshop to the PODD Communication System at ACE Centre (North).  This event will take place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May 2016, and is open to professionals, parents and carers. The cost of the training is £225 for professionals and £125 for parents and carers.   Read More...

  • Proloquo2Go 4 training event for professionals

    AssistiveWare are providing a series of training events for professionals across the country. ACE Centre are delighted to host their events in the North West and Thames Valley & Wessex regions on 25/02/16 and 26/02/16 respectively.   Each event will run from 10am until 1pm and focus on how Proloquo2Go 4 can contribute to best practice in AAC.   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...

  • Come fly with us!

    Join us on Sunday 15th May 2016, as we take to the skies on a sponsored 'flight' on Velocity, the longest zip line in Europe, and the fastest one in the world! ACE Centre are currently raising money to provide a non-NHS-funded information service free of charge to people in need. Provision of information is vital:  if people don't now that AAC exists, how can they ask for it?   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...

  • 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...

  • Potentially fraudulent ace-centre website

    We have been made aware of a website that has been purchased from an old ACE Centre domain name and is currently being used to emulate ACE Centre services by a person or organisation unknown to us.  Please ensure that you use the web link: www.acecentre.org.uk only, that does not contain a hyphen between the word 'ace' and 'centre' and bring this to the attention of any other people you know who may be trying to contact us.  Many thanks for your help with this matter.     Read More...

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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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