Augmentative Communication Services (ACS) provides services for children and youth aged 0-19 years old whose communication, either written or verbal, is not meeting their daily needs at home. We help provide specialized equipment to those who are in need of augmentative and alternative methods of communication (AAC).
Augmentative Communication Services includes speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, technicians and therapy assistants.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) can be anything that takes the place of speech or written communication. An individual may learn to communicate using alternative methods such as picture boards or a device that has speech output. Also, a child who has difficulty with traditional writing, using paper and pencil, may learn to use a computer with specialty software and hardware to complete homework and support other written communication needs.
Eligibility and funding for this home based program are guided by the Assistive Devices Program (ADP). Please click here for ACS Eligibility
Please note: ACS does not require a physician’s referral. Referral and re-referral forms can be found in the Referral section
KidsInclusiveCentre for Child & Youth DevelopmentKingston Health Sciences Centre, Hotel Dieu Site
166 Brock Street
Kingston, ON K7L 5G2
Phone 613 544-3400 ext. 3175
Toll Free 1 855-544-3400
Fax 613 545-3557