At Spectrum Connection CIC, we are specialists in AAC and autism. Amanda Haydock has AAC qualifications from Elklan and Learn Play Thrive, with over 20 contact hours of study.

AAC (alternative and augmentative communication) describes a variety of methods that support communication in non-speaking and minimally-speaking people. We are passionate about providing access to robust AAC for autistic children, as early as possible. All the evidence demonstrates that child-led implementation of AAC can reduce frustration and increase communication. AAC does not reduce the likelihood that a child will speak (in fact, it promotes speech in many cases), and there are no prerequisites to using AAC.

We are now offering 1:1 sessions where we provide support to parents and professionals who want to use AAC with their autistic child. These are fully online, and aim to empower parents and professionals to feel confident in their ability to support autistic children through access to robust AAC. These sessions are on a sliding scale from £60-90 per session. Please contact us to learn more.

We are hosting a webinar, with all proceeds going towards funding AAC devices for autistic children. Please come and join us on 9th May 2022 at 1pm.