"Communication happens everywhere. Within a home, people communicate with one another for essentially all possible functions – requesting, commenting, arguing, joking, and more! Communication enables individuals to meet functional needs, achieve independence, and attain social connections. AAC users require unique support in order to reach an equal level of communication success. This presentation will focus on ways to provide such support by naturally embedding AAC tools into a home. Using NEAT’s Smart Home as a model, the presentation will describe ways to use low, mid and high-tech AAC in specific locations. A demonstration of ways to pair AAC with smart home technology will show the innovative possibilities for supporting independence across the lifespan.