CTEC News Alert.

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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). We provide communication evaluation, training and education.

We are looking to add a Speech Language Pathologist / AAC Specialist to our clinical team. This candidate, in partnership with our exceptional clinical team, will provide comprehensive communication evaluations, training and support to developmentally disabled individuals and their family/staff in how to use their communication systems to enhance daily interactions.

Strong candidates will possess one or more of the following skills/qualities:

· Current CCC-SLP license,
· Experience working with AAC technology,
· Enjoy sharing/teaching strategies to support AAC technology,
· Working knowledge of various communication applications (i.e. TouchChat, Go Talk Now, Grid 3, etc.).
· Background in Special Education.
· Bi/Multi-Lingual is a plus.

This position also requires a clean driving record and consistent, reliable transportation as sessions are conducted at various sites around Sacramento and surrounding counties.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 30 hours of weekly availability, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Starting hours may be different during the first month of training, increasing as you start working independently with clients. For the right candidate, the position could become full-time, with benefits, after a 90+ day training period.

Job Types: Full-time; Part-time

Pay: $45.00 - $60.00 per hour depending on experience

Expected hours: 20–40 per week


  • 401(k) - (full-time only)
  • Dental insurance - (full-time only)
  • Health insurance - (full-time only)
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Vision insurance - (full-time only)


  • Speech Language Pathology License (Required)


Please submit a resume with cover letter indicating your experience with AAC technology to info@ctecaac.org.

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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 participate in the Big Day of Giving fundraising event, partnering with schools and other programs to provide group trainings on AAC applications and researching apps, subscriptions and processes that will help us to continue to improve the quality and efficiency of our service delivery.  We are motivated and inspired by this community and strive to meet you where you are while encouraging you on the journey to where you want to be.

Happy New Year!!

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In Memorium of Randy Kitch (1951-2023)

Randy Kitch, is remembered as a fiercely independent Consumer Advocate with the North Bay Regional Center. Over the course of his life he traveled extensively advocating for people with developmental disabilities rights and services. He was even the subject of a 1970s documentary entitled Randy Kitch Travelin' Man. Randy was also a pioneer in the area of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) technology, using a Speak N Spell children's toy to communicate before there were formal Speech-Generating Devices available to work with. At one time, Randy served on the Supported Life Institute board of directors in addition to his many other advocacy roles.

Randy's family has extended the option to donate in lieu of flowers to Supported Life Institute - CTEC to support Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Resources.

Make a Donation in Lieu of Flowers…