AAC CAMP UK is a Community Interest Company on a mission:
to bring the summer camp experience to young people (8- 18 years old) who use AAC in the UK and to support professionals supporting that young person.
It's time young people using AAC in the UK had an accessible summer camp.
It's time our young people had a summer camp that provided the ways, means and opportunities to use their AAC system in a setting that accommodates their needs.
It's time those supporting these young people had their summer camp too.
About the Trustees
Speech and Language Therapist
Daniel received his Masters from the University of Nebraska in 2000. After five years practicing in mainstream schools in the US, Daniel moved to the UK and has worked in special schools in the Boroughs of Brent and Islington for the last 15 years.
Starting an AAC summer camp has been his mission since presenting at the AAC London CEN and in the Summer of 2016 he attended the Talking with Technology (TWT)Camp in Colorado.
AAC User, Activist, Playwright
Founding member of the Unspoken Project CIC, she is an AAC user and has a BA Hons in Performing Arts: Community Development and an MA in Disability Studies and Special Education from the University of Leeds. She has tried her hand at continuity announcing for Channel 4, she has been a practitioner at Haringey Shed inclusive children's theatre, she has run work shops about independent living and inclusion using role-play for Empower 2001. She is an active member and supporter of Communication Matters. She has presented many papers at the Communication Matters conference and internationally at International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication. At the 2014 Communication Matters she won the Alan Martin award for contribution to the arts, partly for her work for The Unspoken Project. She was writer and actor of "The Speechless Workshop" for Unspoken Project in 2014 and writer, actor in Speechless.
The AAC Camp UK has taken a large amount of structure from the TWT camp, run annually by Children's Hospital Colorado. AAC CAMP UK acknowledges their generosity of time and resources.