We support people with complex communication needs either cannot speak or have speech that is difficult to understand. They communicate in many ways. Some people may also have difficulty understanding spoken language. Complex communication needs may be due to a disability such as cerebral palsy, autism, stroke or motor neurone disease. 1 in 500 people in Victoria are estimated to have complex communication needs (Perry, Reilly, Bloomberg and Johnson 2002).
The Communication Access Network aims to build community awareness and support access. We partner with a wide range of groups and individuals. Information, advice, resources and services are provided to:
- Adults with complex communication needs
- Local services, councils, shops and businesses
- Anyone who supports people with complex communication needs