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Anna Ware

Anna Ware has been a clinical practicing SLP for 13 years. She has grown her expertise and passion working with all ages within the specialty of Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) while working at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab. She has taught professional level CEU and graduate level courses on AAC. She has hopes of making AAC knowledge more widespread and available to all clinicians in all settings. She feels no person should be left without voice or the opportunity to learn and obtain communication. She has advocated at the state level with funding processes to ensure funding availability for all clients when it comes to higher technology resources. She is, also, an advocate on how to use and implement all the free and paper based resources so every clinician can incorporate AAC in any setting. 

She earned her undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University and her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. She has lived in Chicago since graduation and has fallen in love with the city. She is now raising her family here, which includes her two young sons and spouse.