Vermont Communication Task Force - General Information and Resources

Annotated Communication Resource Guide - An annotated guide to communication resources that provides excellent guidance to help get started or advance work already being done.

Communication Bill of Rights - The National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities (NJC), Communication Bill of Rights. The NJC is part of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Communication Consultants Serving Vermont - A list of Augmented and Alternative Communication (AAC) evaluators and other communication/assistive technology access specialists who work with adults with developmental disabilities in Vermont.

A Guide to Medicaid Funding for Communication Evaluations and Devices - A funding guide to help people who are eligible follow the Medicaid process to obtain a communication evaluation and a communication device/system.  Includes mobile devices (e.g., iPads).

Making Communication Happen - Tools to Help Teams Plan and Provide Communication Supports - A hands-on guide to help individuals and their support teams identify communication needs and develop a meaningful communication plan to include in the individual's Individual Support Plan.  Detailed guidance is provided for developing communication outcomes, goals, and support strategies.  Includes a Communication Plan form, Communication Checklist and sample documents.

Utter Communication Strategies - Mark Utter is a self-proclaimed inspirational speaker who types to communicate.  Mark's communication strategies uses humor and insight to connect us to ourselves and others. 

Wretches & Jabberers Website - A website about a road trip filmed by Gerardine Wurzburg that "sheds personal light on the global face of autism."  "[This] compelling documentary chronicles the world travels of disability rights advocates [from Vermont], Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette, in a bold quest to change attitudes about the intelligence and abilities of people with autism."  The site includes Larry's and Tracy's blogs and information on how to watch the film.