Who is CAYA?

Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults (CAYA) is a Provincial Resource Program that supports adults aged 19 years and older who require an augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) system due to a severe communication disability, i.e. speech that is not functional for daily communication. The goal of CAYA is to ensure that eligible individuals have access to the communication tools and professional support to enable them to create an adult life to the best of their abilities.

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Are you eligible for CAYA?

  • Adults aged 19 years and older
  • Require an AAC system due to a severe communication disability
  • Students in Grade 12 who require an AAC system post-graduation

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CAYA’s Mission

CAYA ensures that adults with severe communication disabilities can maintain a vital link to the world through independent communication. CAYA offers communication tools and support to enable individuals to create and maintain an adult life to the best of their abilities.

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I was a very successful teacher and after I retired I spent twelve years as a Faculty Advisor in the Education Department at UBC. I also served as Chairman for various boards in my community. […]

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