This site is full of interesting and useful information regarding aided and augmentative communication and includes therapy ideas to develop learning and communication through AAC.
Do 2 Learn
A web site providing learning activities to promote independence in children and adults with special learning needs. Some excellent examples of using symbols to help students learn and develop learning and communication.
Room 5's Autism Page
Included in both the autism list and in using symbols. It has excellent examples and advice on making and creating visual schedules, timetables and communication books. Includes helpful photographs.
Selected Links to Assistive Technology and Augmentative Communication Resources for Children with Disabilities with some nice basic information and help tips on using various AAC devices.
SNOW (Special Needs Opportunity Windows
Augmentative Communications. This includes some nice basic information about AAC, including low tech and high tech information.
The Anthony Toby Homes Trust Site
Anthony Toby Homes Trust own and run two homes for people with learning disabilities in Berkshire. Widgit Software has been invaluable in helping the trust add Widgit symbol support to the Trust's web site. We hope this sort of support is of value when people with learning disabilities are thinking about the future, perhaps about the type of accommodation they might prefer. If other agency's sites could provide similar pages, people who do not understand text could access useful information across a wide range of services and facilities. We are developing our site and welcome your visit and feedback on site accessibility and your use of symbols.
From the Children's Society a free resource for children and young people, with news, events, jokes, reviews and opportunities to share ideas and stores.
PECS, non-verbal communication, pcs, augmentative communication info. - a useful page full of links to some of the sites I have already discussed and an array of downloadable symbol and picture resources.
Check the Map
is a free website packed full of information for disabled people and their parents or carers about learning disability services.
Masses of free online symbol resources from Downham School, Plymouth. Subjects include Literacy, Numeracy, P.H.S.E, Science, Geography and much much more...
Find a Voice
Aims to help children and adults with communication difficulties literally to 'Find A Voice'. We provide on-line information to everyone and personal support to individuals, their carers and professionals in Kent and Medway.
The International Society for AAC - works to improve the life of every child and adult with speech difficulties. ISAAC members want everyone in the world to know about AAC.
Is a special school for students with severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties. They have set up a web site to share things they believe makes them successful, together with ideas that you may find useful. Some of the pages have been written by students themselves using symbols.
Priory Woods School
is an all age community special school for students with severe learning difficulties and profound and multiple needs. This site contains lots of examples of students' work written in symbols, text, graphic, audio and video formats.
Tools for Inclusion commissioned Twan Leenders at Rara Avis to develop the Rainforest website as a resource for British schools. They also commissioned Widgit to create the accessible symbols site to facilitate inclusion of pupils with special needs.
SymbolWorld is a non-commercial website, providing safe, fun and easy to use on-line resources for symbol users. The ideas on the site have come from people with learning difficulties, their teachers and carers.
The Advisory Unit, Computers in Education
This site has information about their project funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The site has material in symbol format as well as outcomes from the project.