CSD 823x Home    Student Research Projects Spring 2012


Team 5: Nicole Sulier

Funding for Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices
1.    Length of Presentation 25 minutes including final quiz
2.     There will be a quiz of 5 questions given out at the beginning of the presentation, with the answers given at the end. The quiz will be on a handout, with the answers written somewhere (upside down, other side, etc.)
3.    Presentation should be rich in audiovisual content: e.g., video, slides, handouts. The materials can be presented in PowerPoint format with video and audio and animations, etc.
4.    The presentation, including video files, can be put on a CD-ROM and distributed to fellow students.
5.    While you are preparing your presentation, you are encouraged to place materials, including this Prolegomena, on the web, through our web site. This is an important part of our course, since it fosters team participation.
6.    Rehearse and time your presentation. JBE will be forced to use the "HOOK" if you go over even by 1 nanosecond!


1.     Introduction

-short description of AAC devices/users

-price examples of devices disabled persons may use

2.  Types of funding

- Individual fundraising

-Private Insurance

-School Districts


-Division of Vocational Rehabilitation


-(TEDP) Telecommunication Equipment Distribution Programs

-Loans for AAC user in different states/countries

3. Applying for AAC funding

                -procedure of application process

4. Interview Findings with AAC user and AAC vendor

-include interesting findings

             - Recommendations for AAC users and clinical practitioners

-AAC Funding Help (www.aacfundinghelp.com)
-USSAC (United States Society for AAC) -www.ussaac.org
-Device Manufacturers (DynaVox, Zygo, Words+,Inc, Advanced Multimedia Devices, Inc.)
-AAC Device User and Supplier
-Types and Cost of some AAC devices: www.augcomingc.com

List of funding resources:

Insurance and Health Benefit Plans
Federal Employee Health Benefit plans
Department of Veterans Affairs
Special Education and Early Intervention
Vocational Rehabilitation
Telecommunication Equipment Distribution Program
Self- fundraising