Thursdays with NAMI: Chris Klein, others on Alternative and Augmentative Communication

Thursday, April 6, 7:00pm

How would you communicate if you couldn’t talk, or if people couldn’t understand you when you did?

Loneliness and isolation are often painful byproducts of mental health conditions. Join us for a panel discussion of how folks manage if they also have a speech impairment.

The panelists are all leaders in the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) movement. Chris Klein has been using AAC for 42 years. He is the vice president of ImpAACt Voices, an organization that builds relationships between individuals with complex communication needs and their local communities. Stephanie Fassov is a peer counselor, mental health mentor, and founder of AAC Peer Support. She holds a master’s in Communications and is working on a second master’s in Mental Health Counseling. Lance McLemore has been using AAC for 12 years. He currently works as an ambassador for the Prentke Romich Company and the Center for AAC and Autism.

Join us to learn more. This event is free and open to the public. Find us on Facebook Live or register to participate on Zoom.