Communication Services

The mission of the Communication Services Program is to ensure that individuals with complex communication needs are able to communicate in their method of choice and have the support, training, and technology to:

  • Be fully included
  • Gain the respect of others
  • Demonstrate competence
  • Educate others about their communication competency
  • Develop independence
  • Have quality of life
  • Find purpose in life

Community Developmental Services has adopted TASH’s Resolution on Augmentative and Alternative Communication methods and the Right to Communicate.

We are proud to have one of our Communications Services’ Peer Mentor and Self-Advocates in the movie Wretches and Jabberers, which highlights the success and struggles of two adult men with autism, Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette, who embark on a global quest to change attitudes about disability and intelligence. Learn more about the movie

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