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Giving voice to
everyone's own journey.

The mission of Communication Technology Education
Center (CTEC) is to connect people of all abilities through AAC.

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Communication Technology Education Center (CTEC) is
a Program of the Supported Life Institute.

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CTEC is a place to…

  • See, touch, and try out AAC technology, from light tech to high tech.
  • Connect with others.
  • Get assistance with the assessment, trial, and funding process.
  • Learn how to use new technology.
  • Have consumers, family members, and professionals get the support they need to make appropriate technology decisions.
Discover Our Services…

Upcoming CTEC Events & Activities:

NovaChat Training December 7, 2017 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm

In our Saltillo NOVAchat Training we discuss and demonstrate important functions of the device and vocabulary that you will need to know in order to customize the device for the AAC user's ongoing needs. This training is for family and support team members. Please encourage support team members to attend. CEU Certificate Available … Read More!

Earn Continuing Education Credits.

NovaChat Training December 7, 2017 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm

In our Saltillo NOVAchat Training we discuss and demonstrate important functions of the device and vocabulary that you will need to know in order to customize the device for the AAC user's ongoing needs. This training is for family and support team members. Please encourage support team members to attend. CEU Certificate Available … Read More!

Earn Continuing Education Credits.

Jazzy Talkers December 8, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:30am

Under the leadership of Mentors who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), individuals who communicate through the use of AAC gather to practice their methods of communication, to teach each other how to use AAC devices, to make presentations and to enjoy social time. All ages are welcome and visitors are welcome. If you would like to join the meeting virtually, go to www.Zoom.us, meeting number 259-982-102. LOCATION: 2035 Hurley Way, Suite 290, Sacramento… Read More!

Techsploration December 14, 2017 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Techsploration is a hands-on session, guided by our staff to help participants gain a better understanding of the systems available for communication and how we might explore these options throughout the assessment process. All are welcome to attend.… Read More!

Earn Your STAR Certification!

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Learn how to better support individuals with communication needs by viewing our video training library.

Watch the Videos and Earn Your Certificate of Completion!
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Frank's Story

A CTEC Success Story

Frank has used AAC devices for many years. Now he has the ability to communicate with others over email, text messaging and facebook. Frank is learning how to make phone calls with his device. He also loves to play music and control his TV via Infrared (IR) control.

Watch CTEC Success Stories…

AAC = Augmentative &
Alternative
Communication

What is AAC…

Our thanks to the following organizations
for their financial support:

Logo of Disability Communications Fund. Logo of Voice Options. Logo of Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. Logo of the Joseph & Vera Long Foundation.