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.
October 18, 2013 – Rosemary Park receives the Honours of our Association Rosemary Park, CAYA SLP on the mid and north Island, received the 2013 BCASLPA Award at the recent annual BCASLPA provincial conference. Please click here to read the text of the congratulatory speech prepared by her colleagues Monica Francella and Jan Dunn. Congratulations Rosemary!!!
Fall 2013 – CAYA Provincial Office in Vancouver has moved! The boxes have been unpacked, the dust has settled and we are now working out of our new office in south Vancouver. Our phone numbers have changed but our fax number remains the same. Please go to the Contact Tab for our new location information.
Fall 2103 – CAYA expands with new Staff to support more Clients As a result of the extra funding received in March of 2013, CAYA has hired more staff in order to address our wait list. New Speech Language Pathologists and SLP - Assistants are being trained to serve CAYA clients in the Interior, Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. We are looking forward to serving many more new Clients! Check the Contact Tab to see where we are working in the province.
View video of Speaking of Adults Speaking
Speaking of Adults Speaking (2008) is a 15 minute video describing the journey to independent communication for 4 adults who lost, or never had, the ability to speak. The video provides a BC perspective and includes key program information about CAYA, demographic information, and shows the difference a speech generating device (SGD) can make in people’s lives.