Links to Fantastic Organizations

AAC-RERC - AAC Webcasts

AAC Funding Help

Autism Society of America

International Rett Syndrome Association

United Cerebral Palsy

National Down Syndrome Society

California Speech-Language Hearing Association

American Speech-Language Hearing Association

International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Washington D.C.

Social Networks: A Communication Inventory

Barkley Augmentative and Alternative Communication Center


Books I've Found Helpful

Beukelman, D. & Mirenda, P. (2013). Augmentative & alternative communication: Supporting children & adults with complex communication needs

Barnett, K. (2013). The spark:  A mother’s story.  New York, NY:  Random House, Inc. 

Bonker, E. & Breen, V. (2011).  I am in here:  The journey of a child with autism who cannot speak but finds her voice.  Grand Rapids, MI:  Revell, Barker Publishing Group.

Draper, S. (2010).  Out of my mind.  New York:  Atheneum Books.

Duchan, J., Sonnenmeier, R. & Hewitt, L. E.(2008).  Pragmatics: From theory to practice

Fleischmann, A. (2012).  Carly’s voice. New York, NY:  Touchstone, Simon & Schuster.

Gilman, P.  (2011). The anti-romantic child: A memoir of unexpected joy.  New York, NY:  Harper Perennial.

Goddard, P. & Goddard, D. (2012).  I am intelligent:  From heartbreak to healing—a mother and daughter’s journey through autism.  Guilford, CT:  Skirt!

Grandin, T. (1995).  Thinking in pictures and other reports from my life with autism.

Hawking, S. (2013).  My brief history.   New York, NY:  Bantam Books.

Higashida, N. (2007).  The reason I jump.  New York, NY:  Random House, Inc.

Kedar, Ido, (2012). Ido in Autismland: Climbing out of autism's silent prison.  

Light, J. & McNaughton, D.  (2009-2011).  Accessible Literacy Learning.  Pittsburgh, PA:  Dynavox Systems LLC.

Poplin, M. & Cousin, P., (1996). Alternative views of learning disabilities: Issues for the 21st century

Prizant, B. with Fields-Meyer, T. (2015). Uniquely human: A different way of seeing autism.

Rummel-Hudson, R.  (2008).  Schuyler’s monster: A father’s journey with his wordless daughter.  New York, NY:  St. Martin’s Griffin Press.

Sadao, K. & Robinson, N. (2010).  Assistive technology for young children:  Creating inclusive environments.

Solomon, A. (2012).  Far from the tree:  Parents, children and the search for identity. New York, NY:  Scribner Press.