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6 ways to become an autism ally

As an autistic person, Autism Acceptance Month can be rocky. It is thirty days of striving to be heard over the voices of non-autistic people. This year, we at AssistiveWare want to focus on how you can be a better ally to autistic people.
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Autism Acceptance Month Discount 2022

Our mission - making Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) an effective and accepted means of communication would be impossible to achieve without families, professionals and schools having access to AAC.
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AAC users need vocabulary to talk about sex, sexuality, and body parts

At AssistiveWare, we want to make sure that AAC users can say anything, anywhere, at any time. Following this mission, Proloquo2Go 7.7 includes symbols and vocabulary for body parts, sexuality, and intimacy. In this blog post, Donnie TC Denome explains why this vocabulary is essential for all AAC users of all ages to have access to.
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#OneDayForUkraine

The AssistiveWare team is donating one day of our revenue to support Ukraine. Join our #OneDayForUkraine campaign to make a difference and donate one day of your income too!
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Gestalt Language Processing and AAC

Gestalt Language Processing is getting a lot of buzz in the field of AAC. AssistiveWare Support Team member and part-time AAC user Lily Konyn dives deeper into what it means and, most importantly, how it might influence our AAC tools and supports.
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Introducing Proloquo and Proloquo Coach - the next generation of AAC

In 2009 AssistiveWare set out to democratize access to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). We introduced Proloquo2Go - the first affordable AAC solution available on a consumer device. Today we are taking the next step: Bringing successful communication within reach of families by introducing Proloquo and Proloquo Coach.
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The guiding principles of Proloquo Coach

Proloquo Coach is the companion app for AssistiveWare’s latest Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app, Proloquo. AssistiveWare Proloquo Coach was developed specifically to guide parents as they begin their AAC journey. By learning more about AAC and practicing what they have learned at a guided pace, parents gain confidence as communication partners.
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Why can't I change the base vocabulary of Proloquo?

A good vocabulary is essential for effective communication with an AAC system. It is even more important when implementing AAC across a classroom or school. In this blog post, we explain why the base vocabulary in AssistiveWare Proloquo® cannot be changed. As part of the “Proloquo explained” blog series, it is written for anyone who wants an in-depth explanation of the design of the new Proloquo AAC app.
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How does Proloquo promote literacy?

Developing literacy is essential for AAC users. AssistiveWare’s Proloquo® is designed to support users to grow their vocabulary as their literacy skills develop seamlessly. In this blog post, we explain how you can use the unique features of Proloquo to teach literacy to all students. As part of the “Proloquo explained” blog series, it is written for anyone who wants an in-depth explanation of the design of the new Proloquo AAC app.
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Why does Proloquo have a fixed grid size?

The grid size is an important part of any AAC system. In this blog post, we explain why we decided to offer only a single grid size for Proloquo®. As part of the “Proloquo explained” blog series, it is written for anyone who wants an in-depth explanation of the design of the new Proloquo AAC app.
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Designing a comprehensive and inclusive vocabulary for Proloquo

AssistiveWare Proloquo® has a large pre-programmed vocabulary. In this blogpost, we explain the principles that guided how the fringe vocabulary was selected and organized. As part of the “Proloquo explained” blog series, it is written for anyone who wants an in-depth explanation of the design of the new Proloquo AAC app.
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