The North Carolina Augmentative Communication Association (NCACA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information and support to nonspeaking individuals, their families and the professionals that serve them. NCACA was started over 25 years ago by individuals in North Carolina that felt there was a need for people to come together and support one another in teaching and understanding alternative forms of communication.
The mission of the NCACA is to provide leadership in the promotion of the best possible communication for people in NC with complex communication needs. Achieving this vision involves partnerships among service providers, educators, researchers, manufacturers, state agencies, legislators, persons with complex communication needs and their families to make augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) known, available and successfully used by all who require AAC support to communicate.
Congratulations to Shelby Kennerly for winning the Honors of the Association Award for 2013!
A Presentation by Pat Mirenda
"Beyond Wants and Needs: Using AAC to Support Social Interactions Between Students with Autism and Their Peers."
Pat Mirenda, a Professor in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology and Special Education at the University of British Columbia, will be doing a presentation on AAC strategies for supporting social-communicative interactions between students with autism spectrum disorders and their peers on April 11, 2013. Click here to learn more and follow this link for parking information.