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).