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How to talk about AAC and AAC users (according to them)

Words are the building blocks of language, and language is how we tell stories. It’s how we tell each other who we are. Words can shape perceptions—calling AAC a “clinical practice” paints a very different picture from saying AAC is “all the ways we communicate.”
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Nonspeaking people have more to say

For AAC Awareness Month 2022, we’re introducing #MoretoSay, a campaign to challenge assumptions about people who cannot speak. Assumptions that they have no opinions or anything to add to a conversation. Pam Harris, an AAC expert and Josh’s mom found that her son had more to say.
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Modeling Autistic Pride

Teaching autistic children Pride is like teaching them to use AAC. You have to model pride for them and put them in the right environment.
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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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