Even as we have shifted from the idea of autism awareness to focus on autism acceptance, many of the campaigns out there have focused on how those around autistic people can learn to accept their autism.
This article explores the subtle difference between ability, capability, and capacity. How to distinguish them, and how they act as a foundation for identifying and resolving barriers to communication.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.