Giving people without speech new ways to talk

 

        transpcamplogored    CAMP yAAC 2023    YAKCampfire

Dates:   to be announced for Summer 2023
Location:  Camp Manitou 
 
DETAILS:
Dates:  To be announced for Summer 2023
Time:  9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost:  $150.00 registration fee (to be paid once camper is informed of acceptance into camp)
Location:  Camp Manitou - in Headingley just past the Permimeter off of West Portage Avenue
Support Workers:  Children must be accompanied by a support worker (non-family member), that caregivers are responsible for finding and subsidizing
 

CAMP DESCRIPTION:

Camp yAAC is coordinated by a community based committee committed to increasing the success of children using speech generating devices to communicate. Spearheaded by the Open Access Resource Centre and in partnership with our funders we are all very excited to offer your child a camp experience with a special focus on using their speech generating device.

OUTCOMES:

We are hoping some of the key outcomes for campers will include:

  • New communication opportunities
  • Increased proficiency in the use of their device
  • Personal development as they participate in new activities and meet new friends
  • Learning from peers and seeing role models who use technology
  • Motivation through group interactions and friendship building

ELIGIBILITY:

Camp yAAC participants must meet these requirements:

  • School age (up to 21 years old)
  • Currently using a speech generating device for a variety of purposes
  • Able to function appropriately in a group setting for the duration of the day at camp
  • Accompanied by a skilled support worker (caregivers are responsible for finding and subsidizing their children’s support workers)
  • Caregivers are responsible for transportation to and from Camp Manitou

*To view a video of Camp yAAC 2022 at Camp Manitou in action click here.