In a communication-requisite world, we have a responsibility to ensure all people can communicate in a meaningful and functional way. It is not enough to rely on verbal language, nor is it sustainable to simply ‘know’ what a person wants or needs. This training will explore the definition of communication through multi-disciplinary perspectives, explain why it is important to accurately identify how an individual expressively and receptively communicates, and provide tools, resources, and strategies to support individuals with a variety of communication needs.