ISAAC – the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication – is a membership organization working to improve the lives of children and adults with complex communication needs.
ISAAC’s goal is to create worldwide awareness about how AAC can help individuals without speech. ISAAC accomplishes this by sharing information and promoting innovative approaches to research, technology and literacy through AAC. Activities include hosting the ISAAC biennial conference, sponsoring projects, and offering awards and scholarships.
- ISAAC was formed in 1983.
- ISAAC has Chapters in 15 countries or regions around the world.
- ISAAC members include people who use AAC, their families, therapists, teachers, students, doctors, researchers, organizations and companies that make communication aids.
- The ISAAC International office is located in Toronto, Canada.
ISAAC’s Vision is that AAC will be recognized, valued and used throughout the world.
ISAAC’s Mission is to promote the best possible communication for people with complex communication needs.
ISAAC is a Non-Governmental Organization in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
- ISAAC Chapters (PDF, 419 kB)