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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. 

Olivia Hutchcraft, SLP-A - Assistive Technology Specialist

Our newest addition to the Forbes AAC staff is Olivia Hutchcraft, SLP-A!  Olivia is an Assistive Technology Specialist at Forbes AAC, located in the South Florida region. After completing her college education, she decided to embark on a new chapter of life by moving to Florida, though her roots trace back to Southern Illinois.


She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, located just outside of St. Louis, Missouri.

Olivia pursued this career path because her music background led her to this field where she can advocate and help ensure that everyone can freely express themselves and have their own voice.

She has an extensive background working with the ASD population having the privilege of working at an Autism Clinic throughout college. This experience further immersed her in the world of AAC where she experienced how it improves the quality of life for different populations and can be unique to fit their needs.

Olivia enjoys going for long walks, golfing with her boyfriend, taco Tuesday, and just enjoying the south Florida sunshine!

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If you are interested in products or services, you can reach Whitley by calling or email:

phone 419.589.7688 ext 111


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 Whitley 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


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