Stakeholder Group for AAC

Initiative Description

Easterseals Iowa Assistive Technology Program established a committee of key stakeholders regarding AAC. Per the committee's feedback, an online survey, an in-person survey, and a focus group were conducted with persons that use AAC, their family and guardians, and professionals related to AAC. At this time, there has not been a specific policy change but this committee has developed and approved an action plan which will be shared with the director of Iowa Medicaid Enterprise in 2023. 

Lessons Learned/Replication

Key factors identified through this process included the lack of funding for AAC, lack of awareness for AAC, and limited opportunities for recreation and social engagement for those that utilize AAC. 

Year of Implementation




Initiative contact information

Tracy Keninger