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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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.
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CTEC Success Stories Deb Using Her AAC Device to Order a Meal

Deb can also use her device as a remote control to manage her Comcast DVR and TV, lights, fans, or anything that uses an IR remote control. She is in the process of getting a new IR phone through the PUC Deaf and Disabled Telephone Program. She will… Read More

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CTEC News ALert Thank you 2023!!! Welcome 2024...

Thank you to all the generous donors, clients and partners who have supported the CTEC program, and Supported Life Institute as a whole, in 2023.  In 2024, we are exploring some exciting grant opportunities, building our agency profile to… Read More

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Upcoming CTEC Events & Activities

AAC user social group - Mentoring individuals to communicate on their own with support, friendship, leadership and good examples. Meeting will be held in-person at: Colonial Heights Library 4799 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95820

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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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Our thanks to the following organizations
for their financial support:

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