Skip to content

04/03/2025, AAC Collaboration Corner: AAC and Multilingualism: Navigating Communication Diversity

Date: 04/03/2025 Time: 11:00-12:00 Location: internet Type: Webinar


Join us for a series of collaborative connection meetings focusing on Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) where diverse voices unite to explore innovative strategies, share experiences, and build a supportive community. These gatherings aim to facilitate dynamic discussions, foster mutual learning, and inspire creative solutions in the realm of AAC. Let’s come together to amplify understanding, advocate for inclusivity, and empower individuals to express themselves fully. Join the conversation the first Thursday of each month and be part of the change!

Learning Objectives

  1. To foster collaboration among professionals, educators, and caregivers around best practices and clinical application of specific topics in the area of AAC.
  2. To promote a collaborative learning environment where participants can network, share experiences, and support each other in AAC implementation.
  3. To provide participants with actionable takeaways and resources to improve AAC practice in their respective contexts, with explicit focus on students who are culturally and linguistically diverse.

Topics by Month

10/03: AAC 101: An Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication

11/07: Empowering Educators: Leading AAC Training in Your School or District

12/05: Show Me the Money: Finding Funding Sources for AAC Needs (This will be part of the statewide meeting)

01/09: Breaking Barriers: Integrating AAC in Inclusive Classrooms

02/06: Exploring the Needs of Part-Time AAC Users: Strategies and Support

03/06: Beyond the Basics: Exploring AAC and Alternative Access Methods

04/03: AAC and Multilingualism: Navigating Communication Diversity

05/01: Beyond Binaries: The Intersectionality of Race and AAC Use (This will be part of the statewide meeting)

06/05: Creating a Culture of Communication: Building AAC Affirming Schools


Sarah Kinsella, MA CCC-SLP

Sarah Kinsella is a Speech-Language Pathologist with a passion for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and supporting students with complex communication needs. She holds a Master’s degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and has worked in the public school setting for 11 years. She also served as the district Assistive Technology Specialist for 7 years, working with multidisciplinary teams and families to support students with a variety of Assistive Technology and AAC needs. She is passionate about her field and thankful for the students with whom she works as they help her learn and grow along the way.

Sara Ayars


Email Sue Wright at the SETC office

Clock hours for this webinar and others in this series are available from ESD105 for a small fee. The following Professional Development Enroller link provides more information about clock hours: