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Where Are They Now? A reunion of an AAC User Group 10 years on

Session 
6.4a
Personal experience
  • Gillian Rumble
  • Judy King
Summary

Chatterbox, an AAC User Group for young people in the South East of England, was formed in 1991 and grew to be the largest user group in the UK at the time.

Earlier this year the founding members of the group met at a reunion. In this presentation we will report on where these adults using AAC are now, whether they continue to use their low- and high-tech systems, and what has influenced their methods of communication in adulthood.

Our review will consider factors such as living accommodation, level of professional support, peer group, training, and funding.

Level of Session 
2
Age Group 
Adult
Interest 
Topic of interest to people who use AAC
Transition