Did you know that in Australia, 1 in 7 people* have a communication difficulty?
Many of these people will benefit from communication aids to get their messages across.
A communication aid could be a communication board with pictures and symbols, an electronic communication device (such as a lightwriter), or the use of Key Word Sign. The use of these resources is formally known as Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
October is AAC Awareness month. We encourage you to host or participate in a Silent Morning Tea to promote communication awareness amongst the wider community. Registration is FREE. All you need to do is sign up here. We will then email you all the resources you need to plan and host your Silent Morning Tea.
*Statistic from Speech Pathology Australia
What: Silent Morning Tea
Why: Raise communication awareness as part of AAC awareness month
Where: At work, at home, or in your local community group
When: October is AAC awareness month, but you can host your morning tea at a time that suits you – even if it’s not in October.
How: Sign up here.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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