TASN Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports (ATBS)

Communication Supports

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Practice Portal

Overview:  ASHA's Practice Portal provides resources on clinical and professional topics and links to available evidence.​​​​​​

ASHA Practice Portal Autism Topics  

ASHA Practice Portal for Apraxia of speech

ASHA Practice Portal for Central Auditory Processing Disorder

ASHA Practice Portal for Social Communication Disorder

ASHA Practice Portal for AAC 


Communication Assessments 

ASHA Evidence Map for Assessment in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Social Competencies 

The Communication Supports Tool- This tool developed by TASN ATBS and Infinitec members supports collaboration with assessment and planning.

Assessment Tools for the Communication Domain in Autism 

Assessment Tools for the Social Domain in Autism 

Communication Matrix  The Communication Matrix is a free online assessment tool created to help professionals and family members support people with severe communication disorders in their journey toward greater self-expression

Design to Learn This website includes free materials for download and free online communication assessment services.


AAC-Assessment Resources 

AAC Planning Tool (APT) The APT is an interactive notebook with a menu of suggested AAC assessment tools based on the individual’s current level of communicative independence “that helps to guide the dynamic assessment process.

The Dynamic AAC Goals Grid-2 (DAGG-2) is a tool that allows you to assess and describe your AAC user across 2 domains, communication skill level, and communicative competence

Northwest Augmentative Communication Society: Back to school with DAGG-2 

How We Do It: Assessing AAC Skills and Competencies to Inform Intervention & Show Progress  A post in PrAACtical AAC that discusses the development of the second edition of the Dynamic AAC Goals Grid.  

Say What?!? AAC Assessment for Children Who Speak with Dr. Jill Senner and Matthew Baud

Supports and Interventions 

Supporting Complex Communicators in my Classroom - This resource is designed to offer ideas that will get you started in building rapport and supporting your students with complex communication needs. It is not intended to offer long-term solutions or take the place of important plans your team will make regarding your student’s communication. Start here but don’t stop here!

OCALI- ASD and Assistive Technology Video Collection

OCALI Project Gallery of Interventions ready to print 

Autism Circuit Autism Tools and Techniques ready to print 

Project-Core A Stepping-Up Technology Implementation Grant Directed by the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies

KS-Infinitec-is an innovative assistive and education technology program that offers schools in Kansas access to state-of-the-art technology information, equipment, and professional learning resources, as well as a wide variety of instructional resources based on the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). 

Equipment Resources developed by Ks-Infinitec (updated 9//7/2021)   Find information for communication system vendors, lending/rental libraries, and assistive technology equipment vendors (mounts, switches). 

TASN Uploaded Communication Resources -a link to resources related to communication on the TASN website. 

Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training:   Training, support, and resources for educators and families serving students with autism, including online courses and a video library. 

Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules (AFIRM)  These modules share a step-by-step process of planning for, using, and monitoring an EBP with learners with ASD from birth to 22 years of age.  Some topics include functional communication training, picture exchange, modeling,  AAC, etc. 

PrAACtical AAC Website:   Master PAL Training Series - A framework for supporting communication partners. 



Will AAC stop a person from learning to speak?  (AssitiveWare) 

3 AAC Myths Preventing Children from Making Progress

AAC MYTH Handout



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