Augmentative and Alternative Communication Camp

 

Out of concern for the health and safety of participants, employees and volunteers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, AAC Camp Alberta 2020 has been cancelled. Plans for several virtual camp activities are under development. We will confirm dates and details as soon as information is available. Please check back later or contact Kim Smith at March of Dimes Canada (kasmith@marchofdimes.ca).

AAC Camp 2020 - SAVE the DATE! August 28-30, 2020

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The University of Alberta in partnership with March of Dimes Canada (MODC), is excited to offer an annual weekend family camp for children who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). This camp provides:

  1. Opportunities for children using AAC devices to communicate and build friendships with each other.
  2. A camp experience for children with disabilities, with a focus on social communication.
  3. Training and networking opportunities for parents and siblings of campers.

As part of the camp experience, campers and their families participate in activities such as arts and crafts, music, campfires, and outdoor activities. Each camper is supported by a student counsellor from the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. These counsellors are supervised by experienced professionals in speech-language pathology, occupational therapy. assistive technology, or physical therapy.

AAC Camp Alberta was modelled after AAC Camp Idaho and operates as a sister camp.

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