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Penny and Giles Joystick Plus

24 September 2018 - 8:26am
Have been having a tidy up and come across an old P&G joystick. Before I throw it away I thought I would see if anyone would have a use for it. Liza

Friday Announcements - 21 September 2018

21 September 2018 - 10:03am
Friday Announcements - 21 September 2018 1. West Midlands Augmentative and Alternative Communication CEN 2. Eyes on Communication: A Delphi Study to build consensus on content of clinical guidelines for assessment and implementation of eye-gaze control technology for children and adults with

Reminder: Vernon Jones retirement

18 September 2018 - 10:33am
Hope you all had a lovely time at the Communication Matters 2018 Conference, for Vernon Jones it was his last one so he went out with style (see picture) I only have a few messages so far for his retirement book so if everyone could please send across their well wishes and messages they’d like

Hold duration switch

17 September 2018 - 8:44am
Hi All I’m working with a client using a Step by Step activated by a remote switch but some activations are inadvertent. Does anyone know of a hold duration switch that I can use to filter out the unintentional activations of a step by step? Kind regards Dan

Friday Announcements - 7 September 2018

7 September 2018 - 10:02am
Friday Announcements - 7 September 2018 1. FREE Inclusive Technology Information Days 2. New study day! AAC London CEN 3. The National Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Core Pathway News from CM: 4. Communication Matters Roadshow Review 5. CM2018 International AAC Conference 6.

New CP charity!

4 September 2018 - 12:56pm
Here is a link to the FB page of a new, adult health focussed, CP charity. Small and new but with big ambitions. https://www.facebook.com/adultcphub/ (I met the founder at a Scope meeting earlier this year) Jenny

Friday Announcements - 31 August 2018

31 August 2018 - 10:09am
Friday Announcements - 31 August 2018 1. Fifth Annual Cerebral Palsy Scotland Conference 2. Inclusive Technology Jobs 3. Research opportunity for Speech and language therapists – innovative new nutritional supplement drink 4. CASEE Job Opportunities 5. NHS England long-term plan consultation 6.

Vernon Jones retirement

24 August 2018 - 10:27am
Hello, As many of you may be aware Abilia/Toby Churchill’s very own Vernon Jones will be sadly retiring from the AAC industry this November. Vernon has been involved in the industry for such a long time and we know he will be greatly missed by clients and suppliers alike. We wanted to create

Friday Announcements - 24 August 2018

24 August 2018 - 9:54am
Friday Announcements - 24 August 2018 1. Publication of a Young Person's guide to SEND disagreement resolution 2. The EyeControl device launches in the UK! News from CM: 3. CM2018 International AAC Conference 4. Sealed Bid Art Auction 5. London CM Roadshow 6. About Friday Announcements 1.

Friday Announcements - 17 August 2018

17 August 2018 - 12:14pm
Friday Announcements - 17 August 2018 1. Research: Short online survey on the use of text prediction in AAC 2. Exams Access Working Group - Invitation to express interest 3. Good News for AAC Service N. Ireland 4. Vacancy - Product Advisor in South West/Midlands region 5. Ace Centre Network Day -

Research: Short online survey on text prediction

15 August 2018 - 8:25am
We would like to invite you to participate in a very short anonymous online survey on the use of text prediction. In our research we are looking into improving prediction to include context appropriate phrases and whole personal stories. For this we would like to know a bit more about the

Friday Announcements - 10 August 2018

10 August 2018 - 8:41am
Friday Announcements - 10 August 2018 1. Liberator Ltd – Welcome Ali McKay to the team News from CM: 2. Order your t-shirt for the CM 2018 Conference now - Last chance to order! 3. CM2018 International AAC Conference 4. Sealed Bid Auction 5. Call for Nominations for the Alan Martin Award - Last

Joint funding for communication aids

6 August 2018 - 12:10pm
Hi, Does anyone know of any instances of regional hub services joint funding a device with a local authority where a student needs the device for curriculum access as well as communication? Marion Stanton www.candleaac.org --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google

EHCP Bandings

6 August 2018 - 9:15am
Hi all, we are currently looking at the bandings within the EHCP guidance for Sandwell Borough. There are different descriptors within the SEN guidance that are used in the SLT reports to determine whether the pupil's needs qualify for an EHCP and if so, which banding within that. Does anyone

Friday Announcements - 3 August 2018

3 August 2018 - 9:46am
Friday Announcements - 3 August 2018 1. Exams Access Working Group - Invitation to express interest News from CM: 2. Order your t-shirt for the CM 2018 Conference now - 1 week until deadline! 3. CM2018 International AAC Conference 4. Sealed Bid Auction 5. Call for Nominations for the Alan Martin

Friday Announcements - 27 July 2018

27 July 2018 - 9:53am
Friday Announcements - 27 July 2018 1. AAC user survey 2. New member of Abilia Team 3. All new Grid Pad from Smartbox 4. Exams Access Working Group News from CM: 5. Order your t-shirt for the CM 2018 Conference now!!! 6. CM2018 International AAC Conference 7. Call for Nominations for the Alan

CM2018 Conference - Early Bird discount ends TONIGHT!

20 July 2018 - 11:51am
Early Bird discount expires for the CM2018 International Conference TODAY! You can see prices and register online here - http://www.communicationmatters.org.uk/page/conference-registration

Friday Announcements - 20 July 2018

20 July 2018 - 8:58am
Friday Announcements - 20 July 2018 1. 1Voice 1Day 2018 News from CM: 2. Petition: UK Government to implement the Bercow 3. Order your t-shirt for the CM 2018 Conference now!!! 4. CM2018 International AAC Conference - Early-Bird discount expires today! 5. Call for Nominations for Trustees - 1

CM2018 International Conference - Early Bird deadline tomorrow!

19 July 2018 - 11:24am
2 Days until the Early Bird discount expires for the CM2018 International Conference! You can see prices and register online here - http://www.communicationmatters.org.uk/page/conference-registration

CM2018 International Conference - Early Bird deadline ends this Friday

18 July 2018 - 10:37am
3 Days until the Early Bird discount expires for the CM2018 International Conference! You can see prices and register online here - http://www.communicationmatters.org.uk/page/conference-registration

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