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  • 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...

  • 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...

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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.

Case studies

How we're making a difference

Assessment Services

Find out more on our assessment opportunities

Equipment loan bank

Loan equipment from us for trial and evaluation


Read about the range of training opportunities we offer to support your work

Donate and Support Us

Find out how to support our work.

How to contact us

Find out how to get in touch with our centres in Oxford and Oldham

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