Tracy Shepherd is President of the Canadian Chapter of the International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC), which aims to make people aware of the potential that augmentative communication has to change the lives of individuals around the world who are unable to speak. She is also a member of the organizational committee for the Breaking the ICE conference, a national consumer-focused conference for people who use AAC. She’s a speech language pathologist who has practiced clinically in augmentative and alternative communication since 1991. She is a clinician at the Thames Valley Children’s Centre in London, Ontario. She’s also an Education Coordinator at the Centralized Equipment Pool operated by Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto. She co-developed an extensive educational program to train clinicians in Ontario working in the area of AAC.