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Giving voice to
everyone's own journey.

The mission of Communication Technology Education
Center (CTEC) is to connect people of all abilities through AAC.

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Communication Technology Education Center (CTEC) is
a Program of the Supported Life Institute.

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Want Free Custom Designed Keyguards?

Give someone with a disability a way to use their iPad or tablet to communicate.

    This event is for:
  • Disability Professionals that want help making keyguards.
  • People with Disabilities that need a keyguard for their access needs.
  • Makers that wish to give back to the community using their maker skills.
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Participate in our assistive
technology build-a-thon!

Join Us!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
4:30 - 7:30pm

Hacker Labs - Rocklin
4415 Granite Drive, #200
Rocklin, CA 95677

RSVP: info@ctecaac.org
or at Eventbright

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CTEC is a place to…

  • See, touch, and try out AAC technology, from light tech to high tech.
  • Connect with others.
  • Get assistance with the assessment, trial, and funding process.
  • Learn how to use new technology.
  • Have consumers, family members, and professionals get the support they need to make appropriate technology decisions.
Discover Our Services…

Upcoming CTEC Events & Activities:

Jazzy Talkers October 9, 2020 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

AAC user social group - Mentoring individuals to communicate on their own¬† with support, friendship,¬†leadership and good examples. Training will be held virtually, via Zoom. Our staff will provide login information after online registration.… Read More!

TOUCHchat Training October 15, 2020 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

In our Touchchat Training we discuss and demonstrate important functions of the device and vocabulary that you will need to know in order to customize the device for the AAC user's ongoing needs. This training is for family and support team members. … Read More!

Earn Continuing Education Credits.

Digital Chatter Hour October 16, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meets at the Yolo County Library - Blanchard Room - 315 E. 14th Street, Davis, CA Digital Chatter is an AAC Users group in Davis, CA. We meet once per month to play games using our speech devices.… Read More!

Support Strategies Training October 22, 2020 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Support Strategies is a training for family members, support staff, educators, and therapists on the many important aspects needed to help an individual use a communication system throughout the day, across all environments, at home, school, work and… Read More!

Earn Continuing Education Credits.

Earn Your STAR Certification!

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Learn how to better support individuals with communication needs by viewing our video training library.

Watch the Videos and Earn Your Certificate of Completion!
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Frank's Story

A CTEC Success Story

Frank has used AAC devices for many years. Now he has the ability to communicate with others over email, text messaging and facebook. Frank is learning how to make phone calls with his device. He also loves to play music and control his TV via Infrared (IR) control.

Watch CTEC Success Stories…

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Our thanks to the following organizations
for their financial support:

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