You may have heard of The 2.6 Challenge which took place on 26th April 2020 instead of the London Marathon. Supporters were encouraged to take up the 2.6 Challenge and do any activity relating to a 2 and a 6 or 26. For example, running 2.6 miles or flipping 26 pancakes in a row! We […]
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You are invited to contribute to the Communication Matters 2021 International AAC Conference. The CM2021 conference will take place virtually from Monday 13th – Friday 17th September 2021. We are still accepting abstracts in the usual way and would be delighted to receive them! We have based our topic areas on the three aspects of […]
The CM Sessions were a great month of virtual presentations raising awareness of AAC and included a real mix of academic and social sessions. The AAC supplier companies who took part in The CM Sessions have kindly agreed to make their presentations publicly available. We are pleased to announce that these are now freely available […]
On 12th November, Communication Matters, the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and partner organisations launched the Communication Access Symbol and e-learning for businesses. This will improve support for 14-million people in the UK with communication difficulties. To find out more, follow this link: www.communication-access.co.uk and look out for social media updates via the […]
We are holding a virtual balloon race to help raise awareness of AAC & raise vital funds for the charity – a first for CM! The balloons cost £3 each and you can pay by PayPal or credit/debit card. You can pick your favourite colour balloon and add a personal message if you wish. Please […]
From Anthony Lowe, MEETinLEEDS: To All our friends at Communication Matters, This photograph was taken especially for you showing Parkinson lit up in yellow on a day that should have been CM2020. The team here at Leeds wanted me to write to you to let you know that we hope it will not be long […]
You may have heard of The 2.6 Challenge which took place on 26th April 2020. This was a national virtual fundraising effort for various UK Charities after the cancellation of the London Marathon. Supporters were encouraged to take up the 2.6 Challenge and do any activity relating to a 2 and a 6 or 26. […]
As all our events have been cancelled this year due to the pandemic, we have decided to run a series of virtual events throughout October (for AAC Awareness Month) to help raise awareness of AAC and vital funds for the charity. The CM Sessions will have both academic and social elements and will be held […]
Thank you to Janet Scott for creating this lovely article in memory of Bruce Baker. Thank you to all who contributed their memories. A condensed version was published in the Communication Matters Journal (Vol 34, Issue 2) in August 2020 which you can read here, but you can access the full version below.
To all our members, past delegates, journal readers, website users, social media followers and friends, Please take a few minutes to read this important request. Thank you.
Want to know how AAC and EC services in England have been working with people who need AAC and/or Environmental control (EC) during the COVID-19 pandemic? Zoe Clarke (Chair of NHS England EC Advisory Group), Richard Cave (SLT at Compass in London who also works for the Motor Neurone Disease Association – MNDA) and Julie […]
Towards the end of last year, following the Communication Matters AAC Awards ceremony, an article was being worked on (with thanks to MEETinLEEDS & Ilk Agency) to highlight Laith Ritchie’s contribution to the AAC sector and his amazing achievements. We are really pleased to let you know that Laith’s piece has gone to print in […]