Facilitated Communication

Abuse Allegations through Facilitated Communication Guidelines - Guidance for Vermont developmental disabilities services agencies, schools and other organizations on the process to follow in the event a person using facilitated communication makes an allegation of abuse, neglect or exploitation.

Assessment to Determine Candidacy for Using Facilitated Communication - Guidance on the assessment that is needed to determine if someone is a good candidate for using facilitated communication.

Best Practices in Facilitated Communication Training - Recommended Best Practices when using facilitated communication (adapted from the Facilitated Communication Institute Training Standards)

Vermont Facilitated Communication Guidelines - An annotated guide to communication resources, including basic information on Augmentative and Alternative Communication(AAC).  The guide provides some excellent guidance to help get started or advance work already being done.

Facilitated Communication Training: Practice Guidelines and Validation Guidelines - Guidance developed in 1994 by the Vermont Facilitated Communication Network (now the Vermont Communication Task Force) to help ensure valid communication and provide safeguards against improper use of FC.

Information on Facilitated Communication Training in Vermont - Summary of facilitated communication (FC) training that is available in Vermont and that is part of a total communication approach.

Institute on Communication and Inclusion - The Institute on Communication and Inclusion (ICI) at Syracuse University gives a voice and a means to communicate to people with disabilities, who may have otherwise been living in silence or isolation, by conducting research and promoting support for people with disabilities to communicate in schools and society.  ICI provides training and public dissemination that focus on school and community inclusion, narratives of disability and ability, and disability rights.

Training and Technical Assistance for Facilitated Communication - Brief summary of the types of training and technical assistance recommended to produce qualified, competent facilitators.