Meet Your Dedicated Team 

At Forbes AAC, we recognize the value of having individual points of contact while working through the process of procuring an AAC device. We believe it is critical to connect you with a team that specializes in your local region. For this reason, we have teams of Assistive Technology Specialists and Funding Coordinators to manage specific geographic regions of the country. 

Ashleigh Hayden, M.S., CCC-SLP - Assistive Technology Specialist

Ashleigh comes to us by way of Arizona having grown up in Tucson. She attended Northern Arizona University with a B.S. in Public Relations (go Lumberjacks!). Ashleigh graduated from Nova Southeastern University with an M.S. in 2017.

After spending several years working in medical marketing, serving physicians in the Colorado Springs area as the Marketing Director at Colorado Springs Imaging, she decided to follow her passion for helping others by changing her career and becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist. She says blending her knowledge of the medical field with her enthusiasm for helping children and connecting with families, was the best decision she has ever made! Working as an SLPA at Academy School District 20 and Speech-Language Pathologist at Front Range Pediatric Therapies gave her the experience and skills to hone her new work path. Ashleigh feels incredibly lucky to be working in her dream job!

She learned about Forbes AAC while working at Solace Pediatric Home Healthcare as a Speech-Language Pathologist and was ‘impressed by their story, innovative technology, and commitment to customer service’.
Ashleigh loves spending time with her husband, teenage son and pets, two dogs, Trouble and Ace and a cat Mila who thinks she’s a dog … She is an avid hiker, ‘fair weather only’, loves skiing and traveling throughout Arizona, to Las Vegas and Colorado, where mountain towns are her favorite. To keep up with her fast-paced world, Ashleigh is no stranger to a good work out, walking and running.  


If you are interested in products or services, you can reach Ashleigh by phone or email:


Phone 419.589.7688 ext 204 or direct 719.505.7030


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Michelle Simpson - Funding Specialist

Michelle joined recently joined the Forbes AAC team in 2018. As a Funding Specialist, she works closely with caregivers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other team members to get clients the equipment they need. Michelle is experienced in procuring funding throughout various regions of the country; she is an expert in processing authorizations and claims for Medicaid, managed care plans, private insurances and waiver programs. 

Michelle and Sarah work together to ensure that their clients get the AAC devices and accessories they need, as efficiently as possible.

If you have any questions about funding or eligibility, you can reach Michelle by phone or email:

Phone 419.589.7688 ext 210