To increase staff expertise in AT/AAC which will increase the life satisfaction of the disabled adults we serve in our rural, remote, low income area.
To train 25-30 early intervention specialists and other professionals working with young children 0-5 on low- mid tech AAC tools and strategies
To train staff and family members to be effective communication partners for people with disabilities who use AAC
techniques and devices.
To train professionals working with individuals with communication issues on the benefits of no, low and mid tech AAC and other assistive technology.
To expand our accessible online math tool for students with disabilities to show work, communicate math competencies, and demonstrate their
To research and develop a framework
to provide Assistive Technology services virtually.
Build, train, and activate network so Californians with developmental disabilities can access communication supports and their communities.
To determine the effectiveness and support for the use and coverage of telepractice for ALS communication assessments and evaluations in
Increase evidence of successful outcomes for AAC users with CVI and conduct scoping study/gap analysis of CVI practice in CA schools/universities
To replicate training model for Support Service Providers for DeafBlind individuals to expand communication access for DeafBlind in California.
To train CBOs working with families of children with communication disabilities to create effective materials with Hesperian’s digital
To train service providers and youth with autism to effectively use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices in the community.
To provide and improve access to communication for non-verbal and minimally verbal adults throughout the state of CA using a
To establish a Mobile Access Clinic for individuals with disabilities who need alternative access or devices to communicate.
To provide communication options for persons
with language impairments through hands-on access, assessments, training, support and recommendations.
To provide AAC/AT Training and Communications Support for People with Developmental Disabilities and train staff to
deliver the program 24/7/365