Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology
The Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology Program serves all People living with ALS in the Oregon and SW Washington areas, at no cost. Founded in 2002, our goal is to support communication and access needs for all People living with ALS by providing education, services, equipment, and advocacy.
AAC Equipment Loan Program
The chapter maintains a loan closet with a selection of augmentative communication and assistive technology equipment available to all People living with ALS in our region, free of charge. This equipment is a popular resource for the community and is maintained through donated equipment by members of the community. Donations of equipment items are appreciated, please call to inquire about accepted items. Examples include: personal amplifiers, laptop computers (Windows 7 or later, please), iPads (any generation), switches, digital recorders, Bluetooth speakers.
**Note: If you are interested in donating wheelchairs and other DME to our Chapter DME Loan Closet, please call our main office line at (503) 238-5559 ext 100. For more information about the Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology Program, please contact our Assistive Technology Services Coordinator at (503) 238-5559 ext 104 or email AAC@alsoregon.org.
Overview of Local Services
The Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology program was designed to introduce People living with ALS to technology that can help with communication, computer access, telephone access, and safety. Examples of services provided are outlined below. We are here to help. For more information about any of these topics, please contact our Assistive Technology Services Coordinator at 503-238-5559 ext 104 or email AAC@alsoregon.org.