Adler’s Voice is an Oregon nonprofit organization that provides support to all individuals who experience a complex communication disorder and their families, care providers and educators, as well as professionals in the field of speech-language pathology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Through our three key services – Training, AAC Grants, and Advocacy – we strive to provide all individuals in Oregon with access to communication, the opportunity to communicate, and the freedom to communicate.

Training

Our training programs serve all individuals using augmentative and alternative communication devices, as well as the professionals, service providers and families or care providers who support these individuals. Our training opportunities are always free to families and are available for a fee to professionals. Please visit our Courses page to view the online training opportunities and check in often to our News page to learn of upcoming training classes in a community near you.

Grants

Our AAC grant program serves children and young adults up to age 21 who need assistance acquiring an augmentative and alternative communication device, accessing therapies, or accessing other communication related tools and services. To learn more about our grant program, please visit our Grant Application page.

Advocacy

We believe that all people have the right to communicate, regardless of the method or modality. Unfortunately, much of the hurdle of implementing an effective and meaningful communication system for people with complex communication needs is challenging the perception that these individuals have nothing to say. Perceived incompetence is a challenge that most people experiencing disability face, even more so when the person has little to no form of verbal expressive communication. We provide advocacy support and services to parents and adults who are seeking access to communication for their loved ones or themselves. If you require assistance in advocating for the right and freedom to communicate, please contact us using our dedicated contact form.

 

 

This program is made possible by the generous support of the following foundations: