News Flash: Study Morning, Exploring Practical AAC Solutions: working with children and young adults across environments, 14 February 2020. click here to download presentations

BREAKING NEWS:  Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak we have had to cancel the Family Fun Day scheduled for 28 March 2020. We are hoping to post information on this website over the next few weeks about the different uses of technology that would have been available at the Family Fun Day. Check this space over the next few weeks.

What is Augmentative Communication in Practice: Scotland?

Established in 1991, Augmentative Communication in Practice: Scotland (ACiP:S) is a national network that links together specialist AAC services and professionals; children and adults who use AAC (and their families); statutory services and voluntary agencies; and that provides resources, information and support.


ACiP:S – Building an AAC community

ACiP:S is not a ‘service’. It is a multi-disciplinary group that is deeply committed to AAC and people who use AAC. ACiP:S is the core or ‘hub’ of the AAC community in Scotland. ACiP:S works to move AAC forward in Scotland in a variety of ways.

ACiP:S – Coordinating and Linking

ACiP:S members collaborate and cooperate. They link with many agencies providing information and training in the United Kingdom and beyond. The network can help to focus activity centrally and acts as a coordinating body for Scotland in the field of AAC.

ACiP:S also acts as the Scottish ‘arm’ of the national UK charity Communication Matters (which in turn is the UK branch of ISAAC, the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication).