Cheer up a gloomy day by watching this video from the Giving Voice Campaign on the importance of communication as a human right. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QMvvkEwdX_Y
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Signalong Conference – 20th September 2012
Signalong are celebrating their 20th anniversary. The conference will be held at the Royal Festival Hall in London on 20th September 2012. Speakers include John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, Anna Reeves, head of ACE North and the government’s Communication Champion, Bob Black, parent and leading expert on education for people with Down’s Syndrome and Flo Longhorn, author and consultant in special and multisensory education. See http://www.signalong.org.uk/Conference.htm for details.
We are shocked to learn that the Ace Centre in Oxford is having to close owing to financial difficulties and the loss of government funding. The Ace Centre is one of the country’s leading centres for assessment and support in AAC and its loss will leave a gaping hole in nationwide provision.
There is a government e-petition available to sign at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/32670.
You can also send a message voicing your support for sustained government funding for the ACE Centre Advisory Trust to Andrew Smith MP who is the local MP for the centre and is a strong supporter.
You can do this via his website: http://www.andrewsmithmp.org.uk/
Also copy it to your MP. You can find out who they are and how to contact them at:
The Communication Trust
The Communication Trust, a coalition of 38 third sector, private and voluntary organisations with a wealth of expertise in speech, language and communication, is delighted to today announce their role in managing and delivering a 2011 nationwide campaign focusing on the importance of developing children’s communication skills. CENMAC is a founder member of The Communication Trust.