A much needed conversation is happening at the moment regarding sexual abuse and assault. From the #metoo conversation to the trial giving voice to the hundreds of young gymnasts, we are collectively thinking about sexual assault.

We also know that for those with disabilities, there is additional...

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I am a huge believer in the concept of nothing about us; without us.

I want more stories of empowered people with communication impairments getting on with their every day realities – and being heard!

Privacy is paramount though and most of the stories that I am privy to cannot be shared publicly.

Recently an adult who uses AAC asked me to share a success story anonymously on her behalf and I am honoured to share her story here.

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