Alternative Communication Services (ACS) help adults, children and youth who have communication disabilities
, to develop their voice and enhance their independence by attending various programs that are communicably accessible and target their specific needs.
The mission of ACS is to deliver services and programs that recognize the unique strengths of each individual, encourage participation in communities, and enhance quality of life.
Alternative Communication Services (ACS) include:
- Biennial Breaking the ICE conferences for adults and children who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and their caregivers across Canada.
- Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Day Program (ACDP) for people with aphasia and related acquired communication disabilities in Ontario (Central Local Health Integrated Network funded).
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication Camps for children and youth ages 6 - 19 who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and their families in Alberta (summer).
- Annual overnight camps for adults with aphasia and their caregivers in Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Ontario (fall/winter).