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AAC video of our Co-Chair

Submitted by office on 27 October 2016 - 9:47am

Take a look at this fantastic AAC video of our Co-Chair on the NHS website!

http://www.nhs.uk/Video/Pages/aac.aspx

Living with cerebral palsy has its challenges, but it hasn't stopped Toby Hewson leading a successful professional life. A company director, he employs several staff and travels around the country. Toby uses augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to help him communicate with those around him.

Coronation Street's Ken Barlow has a stroke

Submitted by office on 25 October 2016 - 9:55am

Two charities in the North of England have today teamed up to highlight the communication issues faced by those who have had a stroke using the hashtag #communication4ken – and to confirm that help is at hand! ACE Centre based in Oldham, and Leeds-based Communication Matters have been inspired by the plight of Coronation Street's much loved character, Ken Barlow.

Communication Matters Cupcake & Natter Packs Available

Submitted by office on 20 September 2016 - 12:00pm

Why don't you hold a Cupcake & Natter event in your school, clinic or home?

Order a £1 pack with flyer, recipe and 24 CM cupcake toppers from the office (please email admin@communicationmatters.org.uk to order your pack/s).

Then get busy baking and please send us your photographs and money raised to the CM Office (by bank transfer or cheque).

Post on Twitter & Facebook with the hashtag #CMcupcakeandnatter

Enjoy the delicious cupcakes and feel good about fundraising for AAC users! Win win!

Projects Coordinator Required

Submitted by admin on 8 September 2016 - 11:58pm

CM has funding for a new project worker, mainly coordinating the 'Communication Access for All' business training and 'Symbol Access' projects. Other work will be targeting involvement of AAC users in the activity of charity.

The post is funded for 2 days a week for 2 years. The successful candidate may work from home, but would be expected to make regular trips to the Leeds CM office.

Please send a CV and covering letter if you wish to apply.

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