Blogs with tag Adult AAC user

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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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In-memoriam Michael Phillips

Michael Phillips, a disability advocate, passed away at age 39. Our CEO David Niemeijer looks back at the memories shared with Michael in the assistive technology world.
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Just Ask: What we can learn from AAC users

Last year, we launched a new section of our website called Learn AAC. Our next project was to better support AAC users themselves. Here we share the insights we got from AAC users on their experiences.
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Respecting privacy in AAC

Autism Acceptance Month challenges us to examine how we teach autonomy and privacy to people learning to use AAC. Alyssa Hillary is an Autistic graduate student in neuroscience, where they do AAC-related research. Their perspective on privacy and autonomy was so powerful that it needed its own blog, which they tell about in their own words here.
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Roleplaying Games and AAC

Proloquo2Go and Proloquo4Text user Darla talks about her love for roleplaying games. Darla explains why they’re a perfect method to teach social and communication skills, all with the help of AAC!
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From the ground up

Larry lost his speech due to a stroke, a devastating experience for himself and his family. Proloquo2Go is used not only to help him express himself but also to help with auditory comprehension.
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Still enjoying our time together

Chuck Hummer was diagnosed with (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) ALS about 8 years ago. He now uses Proloquo2Go to communicate. He and his wife Sandra share their experience in living with ALS.
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Behind the scenes with Lost Voice Guy

Lee Ridley AKA Lost Voice Guy can’t talk but isn’t silent. He is (probably) the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid. He won Britain’s Got Talent 2018.
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Communication as a basic right

Jordyn, a college student and AAC user, shares how the power of technology and communication allowed her to go from high school frustrations to finding her own voice.
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