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AAC Awareness

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What’s in a Day?

The answer:  24 hours, or 1,440 minutes. Your job, family and friends. Working out, sleeping in. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, not to mention snacks and a latte or chai tea. Sometimes, though, somebody declares that a day has a special theme. Today is one of those days: April 16th is World Voice Day. World Voice … Continue reading

Music as Medicine

“…silence is full of music” – Marcel Marceau, legendary French mime Gabrielle Giffords, former member of the US House of Representatives, lost the ability to talk as the result of injuries sustained in an attempt on her life in January 2011. The bullet caused severe damage to the speech centre in her left brain. She has … Continue reading

“Change My World In 1 Minute”

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), a US-based organization, found a unique way to tap into the global community in order to empower social responsibility. The “Change My World in 1 Minute” campaign, launched on the first World CP Day last September, makes good use of social media – YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn – to spread … Continue reading

Back to Basics

Here’s an engaging answer to a simple question: How do you talk to someone who uses AAC? This video takes a back-to-basics approach: Thanks to Judy Bailey for posting this on Facebook!

Nobody Puts Carly in a Corner….

“Have you ever once just sat down and really thought about how important it is to be able to communicate in this world? What if something happened to you and you weren’t able to communicate? Would you still be able to do the same job you are in now? Would you be able to continue … Continue reading

Turning Tables at Gallaudet U

A person who uses AAC is often the only one in the room with a different (non-speech) method of communication. One place where this is definitely not the case is Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. – the only university in the world designed specifically to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students. Gallaudet’s first language … Continue reading

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