Global AAC seeks to solicit donations of speech devices and brings these devices directly to the users in need.
The AAC devices enable people with severe speech communication disorders to communicate with others.
Developing countries do not have the resource to fund these devices, but the need is just as great.
Global AAC’s mission is to bring Speech Generating Devices (SGDs), also known as AAC devices, to people who cannot afford this technology in developing countries. These devices enable people with severe speech communication disorders to communicate with others.
Global AAC will direct all contributions of AAC devices and assistive technology, as well as monetary donations, to the Nika Project
The Nika Project is an existing non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3). Your donations are tax deductible. Nika seeks to gather, distribute and educate … as relates to AAC and assistive technology globally.
Contribution of speech generating devices can be made directly from original manufacturers, schools and clinics, State Assistive Technology recycling programs, organizations serving people with disabilities, and private individuals.
Fill out our online form and we will contact you regarding donation of equipment or monetary gifts. For each donor, a donation certificate is provided, as well as a follow up showing how their donation was used.
Check out our latest 2 week training mission to India. We worked with several institutions. Various manufacturers of AAC devices were solicited and a positive response from three were received, donating seventeen devices.
The need for AAC devices is worldwide. The incidence of severe speech communication disorders is not significantly different from one country to another. However, the ability to fund AAC devices in developing countries is not nearly what it is in countries such as the USA or western Europe where healthcare systems and commercial insurance companies allow coverage for them.
Global AAC seeks to solicit donations of speech devices and brings these devices directly to the users in need. Contribution of speech devices can be made directly from:
- Original manufacturers
- Schools and clinics which are looking to recycle equipment which is no longer used
- Persons who may have passed away following their use of a device
- State Assistive Technology recycling programs
For each donor, a donation certificate is provided, as well as a follow up showing how their donation was used. Photographic examples may be provided, as shown on this web site.