These disclosures and policies are valid from May 15, 2018 and subject to change at any time without notice.


All content provided on this website is for informational purposes only and does not replace the evaluation and treatment by a qualified professional. Use of any information provided on this website is at your own risk, for which NWACS shall not be held liable. If you have concerns regarding your/your child's speech and/or language development or communication skills, please contact a qualified speech-language pathologist in your area.

NWACS is not compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites or various other topics. The views and opinions expressed here are purely our own or that of any guest contributor. We only support products or services that we believe, based on our expertise and experiences, are beneficial for the clinical populations we serve. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified by the reader with the manufacturer or provider. 

Privacy Policy

The Northwest Augmentative Society (NWACS) respects your privacy. Any personal information you provide to us including and similar to your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of NWACS.

NWACS uses MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. By signing up for our mailing list you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.

NWACS is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.

A "cookie" is a small data text file that is placed in your browser and allows NWACS to recognize you each time you visit this site and optimize your experience. Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information, and NWACS does not use cookies to collect personal information. Cookies may also be used by 3rd party content providers.

While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to NWACS and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In addition, other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through NWACS have separate data and privacy practices independent of us, and therefore we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. Please contact those vendors and others directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies.

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Affiliate Programs

NWACS is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program.  Participating as an affiliate provides a means for NWACS to earn advertising fees (at no additional cost to you) by advertising and linking to  As an affiliate, we earn a small referral fee for any purchases made through a link we provide. Some posts on this site may contain affiliate links.  

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As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we appreciate your support.  Any compensation earned through participation in affiliate programs helps cover the costs of maintaining the NWACS website and to sustain our primary mission to educate and build awareness about augmentative-alternative communication (AAC).  The compensation received by participating in affiliate programs will never influence the content, topics or posts made on this website. NWACS is not compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites and various other topics.