Blogs with tag Advocacy

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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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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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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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Inclusion is about truly leveling the playing field

Inclusion is one of those words that has a beautiful ring to it, but in practice can mean many things to many people. Inclusion is about more than putting nonverbal students in mainstream classrooms. It goes beyond physical supports, like access ramps to the local library.
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AAC and the power of language

Everyone communicates. Communicating with others gives us connection and control in our lives. There are many ways to communicate - with facial expressions, gestures, and words and sentences. A key factor in successful communication is having language. Language gives us the words and ways to share our own thoughts and ideas, desires, and wishes.
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