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AAC Poss-Abilities Camp Information

Purdue Fort Wayne's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is sponsoring its 10th annual augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) day camp for individuals, ages 6 - 23, who use AAC for communicating. The AAC Poss-Abilities Camp will feature a variety of activities for the camper and parent(s) / guardian(s) / caregiver(s). Maximum enrollment for the camp is limited to 10 participants.

When: Friday evening - Sunday, in October (the weekend prior to fall break)
Where: the campus of Purdue Fort Wayne, Modular Clinic & Classroom Building

Deadline for application is September 1. Notification of acceptance into the camp will be made by the second week in September.

Who is eligible for the camp?

Individuals who:

  • Are 6-23 years old, and who use an augmentative alternative communication device OR who have a low-tech device with the potential to use a simple AAC device
  • Can successfully separate from their parent(s) / guardian(s) / caregiver(s) and work with unfamiliar adults
  • Have stable health and the physical stamina to tolerate camp activities and variations in their routine without adversely affecting helath and behaviors
  • Have one parent / guardian / caregiver who will be present and take part in the activities of the weekend

What is the cost of the camp?

The camp is free for participants again this year, although overnight accomodations are not included. The campus may be able to offer a low-cost housing option and hotel and camping facilities are nearby. Also, the campers will receive a T-shirt, lunch on Saturday, and an award for participating.

Camp Staff

Camp Director: Sharon Mankey, M.A.T., CCC-SLP

Camp Assistants: CSD Undergraduate Students

Community Support Staff: Local Speech-Language Pathologists

Interested in applying for this camp?  Contact the CSD office at 260 481-6410 or  You may also contact Ms. Mankey if you have questions at (260) 481-6952.