Everyone Deserves a Voice…

Every child has the right to express their thoughts and ideas, engage socially, and participate meaningfully in their schools and communities, regardless of whether or not they use oral speech. In fact, given the opportunity and teaching, many children can become successful users of alternative and augmentative communication (AAC).


What is Tennessee Talks?

Tennessee Talks is a grant project funded by the Tennessee Department of Education. Four regional contracts are working collaboratively to help public schools serve the needs of their students with significant communication challenges.

Tennessee Talks will work directly with schools at no cost, to support students, school staff, parents, and ultimately, grow professional learning communities.



What can Tennessee Talks do for your school?

For schools, navigating the assessments process, procurement of AAC devices, and staff development training is daunting, but should not be a barrier to a child’s communication. This grant is designed to assist schools in supporting these students and families, so all children have a voice.


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