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 Jaime's Story

Sometimes Jamie's health and mobility issues may prevent him from getting out in the community but his Assistive Technology keeps him connected with the world. Jaime has used his a Tobii communication system for several years. Previously he used a… Read More

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Speech-Language Pathologist

Communication Technology Education Center (CTEC), a program of Supported Life Institute, is Northern California’s leader in “Augmentative and Alternative Communication” (AAC).… Read More

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Upcoming CTEC Events & Activities

Get up to speed, or expand your knowledge of Smartbox’s Grid3 in Windows, and how it runs on the variety of speech generating devices. Format includes short topic presentations, interactive discussions, and hands-on time with devices. No prior knowledge required. SLPs, AAC specialists, AT professionals, and device users and their supporters are welcome. Presented virtually via Zoom (Pacific Time).

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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.

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Our thanks to the following organizations
for their financial support:

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