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Seeking a new Chair for 1Voice

Submitted by Peter Head on 5 June 2011 - 5:57pm

1Voice1Voice is looking for a new Chair with enthusiasm and passion for supporting families and growing an organisation that touches the hearts of many people. 

After 12 years as the Chair, Katie Clarke is wishing to stand down, making room for some fresh blood and ideas; she will support the new Chair in their role for up to a year and will be available to work alongside them when needed.

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Call for Papers: RAatE 2011

Submitted by Peter Head on 5 June 2011 - 12:40pm

You are invited to submit papers, case studies or posters on a range of topics for the RAatE 2011 conference, including:

  • Services – Aspects of Service Delivery
  • Developments & Challenges in Wheelchair Services
  • New Service Demands: Commissioning of Re-ablement & AT Services
  • Emerging Technologies & Recent Advances in AT
  • Case Studies of Innovative AT in Practice.

Job Vacancy: Inclusive Communication Project Officer

Submitted by admin on 31 May 2011 - 3:39pm

Inclusive Communication Project Officer with Communication Forum Scotland

£26,502- £30,460 pro rata over 9 months
Edinburgh area, some Scotland travel

Needed immediately - You will be an experienced SLT or community/project worker, to lead a pioneering 9 month Equalities project to make public services more accessible to people with communication disabilities.

AAC Wave in the West Midlands

Submitted by Peter Head on 25 May 2011 - 9:35pm

As part of the 'Hello' campaign in The National Year of Speech, Language and Communication, Communication Matters is co-ordinating an AAC Wave of regional and local events. These events are an opportunity to celebrate where the use of AAC has made a difference, as well as raise awareness of AAC. Regional centres in Great Britain are a crucial part of this co-ordination.

A new easy-to-read introduction to AAC

Submitted by Peter Head on 25 May 2011 - 9:11pm

We are delighted to announce 'Other Ways of Speaking' published by The Communication Trust, working in partnership with Communication Matters.

The booklet provides a clear and easy-to-read introduction to AAC aimed at families and carers, people who use AAC, GPs, commissioners of SLCN services, health and education professionals and the media.

'Other Ways of Speaking' is available free of charge (printed and PDF versions), and includes the following topics: