Open Access Resource Centre (OARC)

Enriching the lives of children who have communication difficulties or who are non-speaking by providing access to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Games Night for AAC Users 12+

AACross the Board
A Night Out with Friends

When: March 4, 2024, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Where: 316 Tache Avenue

Camp yAAC 2024

July 23-25, 2024 (Tues / Wed / Thurs)
Camp Manitou, Headingley, Manitoba
9:00 am - 3:00 pm each day

Bring your AAC device and join us for 3 days of outdoor fun!
Activities include canoeing, ziplining, swimming, crafts, music therapy, and more!

Application forms are now available.


Winter 2024 Virtual Workshops

Join us for another series of virtual workshops hosted by Samantha Enns, RSLP, M.Cl.SC. S-LP(C)! This winter she will be providing 5 informative and engaging sessions:

1. Communication Devices: The Basics for Parents & Caregivers
2. Let's Talk about TD Snap!
3. Proloquo2Go: the Basics for Beginners
4. Pictello Power!
5. Proloquo2Go: Tools for Advanced Learners

OARC Annual Conference 2024

We are thrilled to present Emily Diaz, M.S. CCC-SLP
May 2nd Viscount Gort Hotel, Winnipeg
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Introduction to AAC & Gestalt Language Processing
Managing AAC in the Classroom:
Implementation Strategies

About Us

The Open Access Resource Centre (OARC) is committed to improving the lives of Manitobans with speech challenges through the use of communication devices. With ongoing operational support from the Government of Manitoba - Department of Families, OARC is able to help individuals receive long-term systems as well as providing the supports needed for successful implementation of a device as a communication tool.
Our Mission
To empower individuals with communication challenges, their families, and their communities by providing speech-generating devices and support so everyone's voice is valued.
Our Vision
Everyone has a voice and is heard.

Camp YAAC 2024

Dates:   July 23, 24, 25, 2024
Registration will open in 2024
CBC Winnipeg News Covers Camp yAAC 2022!


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