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CM2017 Call for Papers

Submitted by office on 11 January 2017 - 3:02pm

You are invited to submit an abstract for the Communication Matters 2017 National AAC Conference. The closing date for submissions is 28th April 2017.

Papers can be submitted as either a platform presentation or a poster. We particularly welcome contributions from AAC users and family members.

If you are unsure and want to talk about the opportunity, please email

AAC & Literacy Best Practice Study Day - 28th April 2017

Submitted by office on 4 January 2017 - 2:03pm

AAC & Literacy Best Practice Study Day - 28th April 2017

The first of a series of 3 literacy & AAC (/SLCN) days is planned for Friday April 28th. The days will address the needs of children in special school and mainstream school & kickstart a special interest group with subsequent days planned. The days will be suitable for professionals and family members.

Are you thinking of going to the East European Conference (ECERAAC)?

Submitted by office on 22 November 2016 - 10:31am

From time to time, Communication Matters offers small non-recurrent grants of up to £200 to applicants in the UK. One area that CM Trustees would consider for support would be for attending an event in a country where AAC is less well developed. One such event coming up next year is the ECERAAC conference, taking place in Bucharest in July 2017. If you would like to present at this conference, applying for a small grant to help with associated expenses is something you could consider. You can find out more here:

AAC video of our Co-Chair

Submitted by office on 27 October 2016 - 9:47am

Take a look at this fantastic AAC video of our Co-Chair on the NHS website!

Living with cerebral palsy has its challenges, but it hasn't stopped Toby Hewson leading a successful professional life. A company director, he employs several staff and travels around the country. Toby uses augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to help him communicate with those around him.