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AAC Awareness Month 2021: Presume competence, always

At AssistiveWare, we make Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) apps. Still, there is far more to AAC than downloading an app to an iPad or printing out a communication board and sticking it to the wall. That’s why this AAC Awareness Month, we want to focus on one of the guiding principles of AAC - presuming competence.
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Accessibility requires more than technology

GAAD is not just about celebrating achievements.It is also about raising awareness about accessibility and the work that lies ahead. In this article, we look at often overlooked aspect of accessibility - access.
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Autism acceptance? Not without autistic voices!

Autism acceptance is more than accepting the existence of autism. Autism acceptance is acknowledging the true experts on autism are autistic people. We cannot celebrate Autism Acceptance Month without using our platform to give the stage to autistic people.
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Autism Acceptance Month Discount 2021

Access to communication is a right that has been eroded in the stress of the pandemic. That’s why to mark Autism Acceptance Month this year; we will offer our traditional discount of 50% off to more products for an extended period.
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AAC data collection and privacy

AAC users have an absolute right to privacy of conversation. That is at odds with current practice in language data collection. This blog post calls for data collection that respects the privacy of AAC users.
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AAC parents and professionals working together

How can we create the most suitable circumstances for an AAC user to succeed? How do we communicate and collaborate at home and in school? Our kids win when we can find ways to work together. By listening, engaging, and encouraging, both parents and professionals can help our AAC users thrive together.
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Communication partner skills: Do you have them?

There is a lot of research about communication partner behavior and how they interact with non-speaking people and/or AAC users. We clearly see that speaking people dominate the conversations. In the on-demand training video “Communication partner skills” Part 1 and 2, part of our AAC training series, our senior Speech Pathologist Amanda Hartmann teaches tips, tricks and strategies that will help us all become successful communication partners.
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