One of our BridgingApps reviewers is a M.Ed Special Education Student and is conducting a survey regarding AAC. The purpose of the study is to gather information on the perspectives of the family and self-advocate on: (a) the recommendation process of AAC services, supports, and systems; (b) the system selection process; and (c) the training and supports provided post system selection. The goal is to determine (1) the perspectives of families and caregivers on AAC system and services; (2) the perspectives of self-advocates on AAC system and services; (3) the positive outcomes during and post AAC system and services selection experienced by parents and self-advocates; and (4) the negative outcomes during and post AAC system and services selection experienced by parents and self-advocates. By gathering information and variables that lead to positive and negative experience and outcomes of self-advocates and their families or caregivers, we hope to outline key elements to minimize experiences that may be contributing to high levels of device abandonment for professionals.

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The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous and confidential. Only the principal investigator and project staff will have access to the anonymously completed surveys. If you are willing to participate or distribute you can click on or forward the links at the end of this email. 

Self Advocate Survey Link- https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=FRR4WT9CKJ

Parent Survey Link-
https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=C3J3MH4MXT

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