In 2011 DEAL Communication Centre was renamed the Anne McDonald Centre, and its website was relaunched as www.annemcdonaldcentre.org.au.
What the Anne McDonald Centre does
The Anne McDonald Centre provides assessment and therapy for people -- any age, any diagnosis --with little or no functional speech.
If clients' speech needs augmentation, we find communication aids they can use. Then we teach these clients and their support teams how to use their new voices. Read more...
Download our brochure for more information.
Who comes to the Anne McDonald Centre?
Anyone who can’t speak – including people with diagnoses of
Autism/ASD, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, Intellectual Disability, Rett syndrome, GDD, ABD, MND, MS, CVA, for starters...
60 Minutes story on iPads and autism
WHAT'S NEW -
A piece on non-speech communication that ran the other day on the No Limits program on community television station C31 - including a panel discussion that includes Leane Leggo, the Centre's eloquent president
Here's a short video on the Centre made by Rebecca Seidner, an AAC user
Rosemary Crossley's ISAAC conference presentation,
"iPads and the Assessment of Potential AAC users - a game changer"
Our 2012 ISAAC conference paper, "Anne McDonald - the advocacy legacy of an AAC pioneer"
"First Words", a 60 Minutes segment on people with autism learning communicate with iPads