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AUCD: Welcome Reception and Poster Session: "Making the Case" on Behalf of Individuals With Complex Communication Needs: Advocacy Issues in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)


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Abygail Marx, MS, CCC-SLP, Augmentative Communication Specialist
Waisman Center, UCEDD/LEND

Other Presenter(s)

Blair Panhorst, MS, CCC-SLP, Madison, WI, United States, WI - Waisman Center, UCEDD/LEND;
Andrew Bordeaux, MS, CF-SLP, Madison, WI, United States, WI - Waisman Center, UCEDD/LEND;


This session highlights the role of a specialty AAC clinic in advocating for clients with complex communication needs and working through issues with prior authorization (PA) funding for AAC services and speech generating devices (SGD). Discussion will summarize the unprecedented challenges within the PA process faced by providers. Presenters will cover steps needed to overturn PA denials within appeal processes and overcoming barriers to service provision for individuals with disabilities.

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