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AAC Evidence Base Research Project: June 2011 Update

Submitted by admin on 27 June 2011 - 10:29am

Big Lottery Fund

The project has been running for one year and is on target to achieve its milestone dates. The Research Manager is preparing the end of year report to the Big Lottery Fund.

The project was approved by an NHS ethics committee on 15 June. This is a key step forward in the process of enabling the researchers to contact NHS staff and patients and other organisations, and to access data held by the NHS.

Celebrity Interview Competition: Deadline Extended

Submitted by admin on 22 June 2011 - 1:11pm

Ever wanted to be a chat show host and interview someone from the television or radio? Now is your chance!

It's not too late to enter the I'll be Asking the Questions competition for people who use AAC.

We have extended the deadline for entries to 31 July 2011 to give more people the chance to enter the competition. 

The competition challenge is to devise 10 questions to present to somebody famous. The prize for the best questions will be the opportunity to interview a well known person. The competition is open to people of all ages, across the UK. 

The prize is the opportunity to interview a well known person. Currently we have a singer, a performance poet, a soap actor and a TV presenter signed up to be interviewed!

Free copies of new booklet about AAC now available

Submitted by admin on 21 June 2011 - 7:10am

Not all children can speak, but they can still have a voice

Other Ways of Speaking

This June has seen the launch of Other Ways of Speaking, a new information booklet for parents and professionals that provides information on the different ways children and young people with little or no speech communicate, how to support them and where to go for further information and help.

Free copies can be ordered or downloaded at - we would ask you take this opportunity to raise awareness about AAC to health and education professionals and your/their clients.