Mission Statement

We are a not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the most effective communication for people who rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
The two most important values expressed by people who rely on AAC are:

1. saying exactly what they want to say

2. saying it as fast as they can

AAC services must honor these values of people who use AAC and their families. Achieving the goal of AAC (optimal communication & maximum potential) is best accomplished when the principles of evidence-based practice and performance measurement are used.

AAC Institute, established in 2000, is a resource for all who are interested in enhancing the communication of people who rely on AAC (augmentative and alternative communication). Organized as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization, AAC Institute offers information and provides services worldwide. AAC Institute promotes the goal of AAC, the AAC Rules of Commitment, and evidence-based AAC clinical practice. This mission is accomplished through service delivery, research, activity organization, information dissemination, and education.

AAC Institute personnel subscribe to high standards of professionalism and do not discriminate or make discriminatory remarks based on gender, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and/ or sexual orientation.