Can you see me, can you speak to me now?

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Carol Villars
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Can you see me, can you speak to me now?

When out in public with your child or family member who uses AAC and is trying to communicate but the people respond to you or their caregiver instead of them, how do you address this situation?

What does the AAC user need to learn to avoid this situation and what do we need to teach society to address this situation?

David Sofi
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Actually haven't had that

Actually haven't had that problem. We may have to explain to others she is "talking", and it may take her awhile. They address her directly.

David Sofi
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Actually haven't had that

Actually haven't had that problem. We may have to explain to others she is "talking", and it may take her awhile. They address her directly.

Pam - Moderator
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David, do you think the folks

David, do you think the folks in SC are more polite? Or more aware of AAC?

David Sofi
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There is a noticeable

There is a noticeable increase in politeness down South, but I think those who choose to interact with Aubri are taken with her "cuteness". Everybody has something positive to say about her Smile!

Pam - Moderator
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Ah, the cuteness and smile! :

Ah, the cuteness and smile! :)

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