Assistive Technology Network

Resources

Online Graphics and Boards:

  1. Picto4 website provides numerous resources including a way to create your own communication boards using Google Chrome which is free. This website also has an ongoing blog with lots of useful information.
  2. QuickPics site is intended to be an active community for sharing graphics, pictures, and visual supports for children with disabilities. Parents, professionals, and others can share their ideas and help children learn to use language and communicate the best they can.
  3. Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers. Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection.
  4. Visuals for Communication page with listings of websites that provide access to free downloads from Loudoun County's Assistive Technology division

Training from School Divisions:

  1. Lexington Public Schools has created a website with great resources and courses about Assistive Technology (AT) and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Some forms are specific to the Lexington, Massachusetts Public School, but the information is broad enough to be understood and usable.
  2. Loudoun County Public School's Assistive Technology Department has numerous links to training and materials as well as professional development. The following training modules are on the topic of AAC.
  3. Baltimore City Public Schools website contains numerous adapted books with communication overlays and boards that are downloadable and read for use by teachers and students.
  4. New York City Public Schools website contains numerous downloadable powerpoint stories that are free. Most stories contain real photographs..
  5. Polk County Public Schools website lists numerous communication boards, overlays, symbols created in the Boardmaker software that can be use by teachers for their students.
  6. Miami-Dade County Public Schools website has hundreds of interactive books, scheduled, recipes, signs, language activities that are available for free. Especially good for young children with multiple disabilities.

APPS:

  1. A complete and current listing and review of Apps for Augmentative Communication
  2. Apps for Augmentative Communication is another listing, on which comparison of AAC apps is available.